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.
Managing Risks as Uncertainty Continues
There is wide range of potential outcomes for global economies and markets, but we’ve seen recession risks rise recently. We are making incremental adjustments to our clients’ portfolios, such as adding more to “safe haven” bonds like Treasuries.
Capital One Data Breach and Cybersecurity
While the Capital One data breach is not the first of its kind, it is noteworthy in its scale: nearly 106 million of the bank’s customer and applicant accounts were affected. These occurrences remind us of the importance of taking proactive steps to safeguard our personal and financial information. In this post, we outline actions to consider taking to protect your personal data and accounts.
Investment Key Takeaways—Second Quarter 2019
After global stock markets got a jump start on the year thanks to progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations and a newly “patient” Fed, an abrupt breakdown in the trade talks spurred a sharp market sell-off in May. But stock markets rebounded in June with expectations of Fed rate cuts later in the year and (tentative) signs of re-engagement on the U.S.-China trade front.