Wealth Advisor


SEPTEMBER 2019

Investing in International Equities: What's the Point?

Erick Rawlings, Managing Director, Research, discusses the rise of positive returns in US equity markets compared to foreign equities. This led Erick and the Athena Research team to investigate whether the asset class is due for a rebound, or, if investing abroad is fruitless, given the diminished correlations benefit.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy? Three Takeaways from the Market Movements of Summer 2019

Managing Director Doug Cohen's latest market update cites that, if nothing else, August was a reminder that we are seemingly always just a tweet away from a new market narrative. Doug cites the continued evidence of slowing global economic growth by the Fed’s rate cut and the renewal of trade tensions as causes of negative economic headlines that appear to be taking a toll on business capital spending.

JUNE 2019

Revisiting Earnings and Earnings Multiples as Drivers of the Equity Markets

Doug Cohen, managing director, portfolio management, began the year with a "20 Questions" (and Answers) market overview that covered pertinent capital market issues for 2019. Doug revisits these issues, returning with the two variables that determine equity prices: earnings and earnings multiples.

MAY 2019

Quiz: How Impactful is Compounding in Your Portfolio?

With markets already retracing their steep losses in 4Q18, the market noise and daily chatter can pose a challenge to long-term investment decisions. Erick Rawlings, managing director, research, presents a strategy-based scenario illustrating the power of compounded investments.

APRIL 2019

ESG and Impact Investing: Q1 2019 News Highlights

Bill McCalpin, managing partner, impact investments, provides an overview of the latest news coming out of the impact investing industry. This quarter's roundup highlights new growth for ESG strategies, commissioned research on the state of diversity in the U.S. asset management industry, and the dreams and shortcomings of the Opportunity Zone investment program.
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