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.
Investment Key Takeaways—Year-End 2020
Very few (if any) market observers would have predicted a strong market outcome in early 2020, with pandemic fears rampant and the global economy falling off a cliff. But global stocks ended the year at all-time highs with a 16% gain. At Litman Gregory, we “stayed the course” during the volatility, and it proved prescient once again. In this post, we summarize key takeaways from our full year-end investment commentary, offering an overview of financial market performance and our outlook for the months ahead.
Commentary from Our CIO—Year-End 2020
In this year-end commentary, CIO Jeremy DeGroot reflects on the recent challenging and turbulent year and lays out our investment outlook for 2021 and beyond. The strong full-year market returns masked the incredible volatility and stress investors faced earlier in the year. While many risks remain, the early stages of vaccine distributions and economic stimulus are providing a light at the end of the tunnel.
Alice Lowenstein Earns CSRIC™, Sustainable, Responsible & Impact Investing Designation
We are pleased to share that Managing Director Alice Lowenstein has obtained the Chartered SRI Counselor designation, the first major financial credential dedicated specifically to sustainable, responsible and impact investing. This designation demonstrates Alice’s knowledge of SRI principles and best practices.