We are thrilled to share that our very own Gretchen Hollstein, CFP® was recently recognized as one of the 2019 Top Wealth Advisor Moms by Working Mother and SHOOK Research. This is a testament to Gretchen’s commitment to advising clients and guiding them to financial peace of mind while parenting two great kids! We commend her and the other hard-working mothers named to the list.
“I am thrilled to be included on this esteemed list and proud to represent both Litman Gregory and my family,” said Gretchen. “As the first woman advisor at our firm, and our first woman partner, I knew we were forging new ground when I became a mom. Kudos to Litman Gregory for supporting me through that transition and continuing to support many working parents at our firm. Being an engaged parent not only enriches my life personally, but it has made me more efficient, creative, and a better advisor. Our clients know I can empathize with the unique needs of their families, and also understand how they want to both provide for family today while looking ahead to the legacy of a next generation. I am grateful to Working Mother for recognizing my work at Litman Gregory in a way I can truly share at home with my supportive, amazing husband and our two incredible children.”
Four hundred advisors from across the country were recognized in this prestigious survey. Working Mother and SHOOK Research rank these advisors based on the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firm, and the quality of the advisors’ practices.
Learn more about Gretchen here.
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.