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.
Dave Henry joined Litman Gregory as a Client Service Associate in August. Dave brings more than 10 years of client service experience and has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College in Chicago and a master’s degree from St. Mary’s College in Moraga.
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.
Cyber Security: Our Focus on Protecting Clients
Research has shown that the best defense against cyber risks are people, so we have partnered with an experienced third-party technology-service provider to manage our full information technology program and oversee the protection of our systems. Watch our video on cyber security to learn more.
Investment Key Takeaways—First Quarter 2019
Our portfolios generated strong performance for the first quarter, benefiting from the rebound in financial markets as they reversed much of the market downturns from fourth quarter 2018. The first quarter was a strong period for equities around the world. Bond markets and certain alternative strategies also performed well.
Commentary from Our Chief Investment Officer—First Quarter 2019 Review & Outlook
The market rebound was due more to a shift in Fed monetary policy than any meaningful improvements in the economic fundamentals. Our portfolios have exposure to a wide range of investments that will particularly benefit if global growth continues.