Athena Capital Advisors


DECEMBER 2019

Diversity and Inclusion: Not Optional

Anna Kastrilevich, senior research associate, explores how promoting workplace diversity and inclusion can have material business consequences beyond the value of taking a moral stance.

OCTOBER 2019

Quality and "The Middle Way" of Investing

Erick Rawlings, managing director, research, delves into the idea of quality investing. Rawlings contextualizes the underlying thesis by comparing it to the more well-defined styles of value and growth with hypothetical scenarios.

OCTOBER 2019

Debating the Likelihood of an Economic Recession, Interest Rake Hike, and Inflation Acceleration

As we enter 4Q19, managing director Doug Cohen revisits his predicted probabilities from 1Q19 for the likelihood of an economic recession, a Fed interest rate hike, and inflation acceleration in 2019. Did Doug’s forecasts hold true?

SEPTEMBER 2019

Capitalizing Culture As An Asset

In an industry focused on developing variant perceptions, most investors tend to create variance through interpretations of quantifiable metrics—brushing off intangible factors as immaterial to financial success. Alex Chown, Research Associate, states that through this approach, it’s common for investors to overlook the affect the impact culture has on the directional success or failure of an organization—potentially giving an advantage to those that do.

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.
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