We are committed to providing a deep team of experienced professionals to support our clients’ financial success in the decades and generations to come. We are excited to share news of advancements and expansions within the Litman Gregory Client Management team.
Monica Muñoz, CFP®, was recently promoted to Manager of Wealth Planning Services, a new role for our firm. In this role, she will be instrumental in ensuring we continue to grow the depth and expertise we offer for our clients’ wealth planning needs in areas such as tax and estate advising, financial independence planning, and philanthropy to name just a few. Monica will also continue to work with current and new clients as an advisor.
Lesley Cannan, CFP®, was promoted earlier this summer to Senior Advisor in recognition of her wealth management expertise and her trusted role with our clients, including many multi-generational families as well as endowments and foundations. Lesley is recognized for her commitment to personalized, thoughtful portfolio management and integrated wealth planning, resulting in financial peace of mind for our clients.
Cristina Rosales joined Litman Gregory in June as a Client Service Associate. Cristina has nearly 20 years of experience in portfolio administration and client services and has a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University.
Danny Miladinovich, CFP®, CPA, joined Litman Gregory in the spring of 2018 as an Advisor, and works primarily with clients in the Central Valley. We are excited that his addition helped expand our locally-based team to better serve our clients in the Stockton/Lodi area. Prior to joining Litman Gregory, Danny worked with individuals, families, and business owners as the Estate and Business Planning Specialist for Northwestern Mutual—Orange County and prior to that was a tax professional at a Stockton-based accounting firm. Danny brings complementary expertise to Litman Gregory and he will work in close partnership with the Advisors who currently serve our clients in the Central Valley.
Commentary from Our CIO—Second Quarter 2021
Global stock markets continued to surge in the second quarter. In our assessment of the macroeconomic backdrop and outlook, we continue to expect a strong global economic recovery over at least the next 12 months. In this quarterly commentary, our Chief Investment Officer, Jeremy DeGroot, reviews the current reasoning for our portfolio positioning, outlook on inflation, and forward-looking scenario analysis on the broader economy and markets.
Research Update: Increased Return Expectations for U.S. Stocks
As the economy and financial markets continue their recovery from the pandemic’s impact, our recent analysis resulted in improved expected returns for U.S. stocks. In this post we summarize our analysis and why we think an increased allocation to U.S. equities could benefit the risk-adjusted return profile of our portfolios.
Advisor Q&A: Tax Planning and the American Families Plan with Senior Advisor Chris Wheaton
The American Families Plan was recently released by President Joe Biden and includes many of the provisions outlined during his campaign. We asked Litman Gregory Senior Advisor, Chris Wheaton, to answer some questions about key proposed tax law changes, and related tax planning ideas for our clients to consider in 2021 and beyond.