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Markets & Economy » Unlocking Income: Using a BDIA to Optimize Cash

June 01, 2016 | Investment Themes

Before the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, public and private organizations generated sizable returns on cash deposits held at banks, in money market accounts, and through certificates of deposit. Today, post-crisis regulations make it nearly impossible to generate meaningful income on excess cash …

Markets & Economy » “Go for Growth” Still a Sound Strategy in Today’s Market

May 18, 2016 | Investment Themes

Stocks perceived as mitigating the effects of market volatility were popular among investors in the first quarter. Big swings in equity markets drove a flight to quality that benefitted dividend-paying sectors such as Utilities and Telecommunication Services (which were the two best- …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Endowment & Foundation FAQs: The Hidden Risks of Fixed Income

April 26, 2016 | Investment Themes

Many Endowments & Foundations have questions on how to navigate the risks in today’s fixed income environment so they can stay on track towards their long-term goals. Here, we share our perspective on the current risks and how they can be managed. Why should Endowment & Foundation investors be …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Why Your Organization Should Consider Planned Giving

January 13, 2016 | Investment Themes

Planned giving is a creative process of supporting nonprofits and charitable organization to enable philanthropic donors to make larger gifts than otherwise possible from annual disposable income. Planned giving is built on the premise of building relationships in a three-tiered, strategic …

Endowments & Foundations » Webinar: Challenges and Opportunities for Endowments & Foundations in 2016

December 29, 2015 | Investment Themes

Income scarcity in a low interest rate environment and drops in donor retention rates, are two examples of the challenges facing endowments & foundations in 2016. Nicholas Cintineo, Senior Investment Consultant, and James Ebenhoch, Endowment/Foundation Consultant, discuss our investment outlook and …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Developing an Understanding of the Fundraising Cycle

November 23, 2015 | Investment Themes

An overview of recent giving trends tells the story by the numbers. Charitable giving is picking up speed and rose for the fifth year in a row in 2014, surpassing the peak in giving last seen before the Recession. Not surprisingly, Americans increased their charitable giving by 5.4%, to $358.38 …

Markets & Economy » Selectivity: The New Way Forward for Investors

November 19, 2015 | Investment Themes

Shifting tides in the global economic backdrop during 2015 led us to make broad changes to our equity sector allocations throughout the year. We believe these changes position investor portfolios to capture what we view as the best opportunities in global equity markets that we expect to play …

Markets & Economy » Share Buybacks in Today’s U.S. Equities Environment

July 13, 2015 | Investment Themes

S&P 500 companies announced a record $133 billion in share buybacks in April, furthering a trend that has provided support to U.S. equity markets in recent years. The surge in companies buying back their own stock is getting a lot of attention these days. It seems normal for those in the …

Markets & Economy » The Pharma Pipeline: Exploring an Underestimated Investment Theme

June 29, 2015 | Investment Themes

Worldwide equity markets have had an impressive showing since emerging from the Great Recession. The run-up in prices has coincided with equities becoming broadly more expensive. Some regions offer more attractive opportunities than others from a valuation standpoint, but the overall …


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