Litman Gregory is pleased to announce that Alice Lowenstein, CFP®, Principal and Managing Director, has obtained the Chartered SRI Counselor (CSRIC™) designation. Offered by the College for Financial Planning and designed for experienced financial planning and investment professionals, the CSRIC™ program focuses on sustainable, responsible, and impact investing (SRI) and covers history, definitions, trends, portfolio construction principles, fiduciary responsibilities, and best practices. Gaining the credential requires completing an educational curriculum and passing a comprehensive final exam.
“I have followed SRI (or what is now often referred to as ESG, short for environmental, social and governance) for many years, and it is exciting to see an acceleration in growth and interest as more investors recognize the importance—and the potential—for broadening their lens to consider sustainability and social impact as integral to investment analysis and decisions,” Alice reflected.
Litman Gregory CEO Steve Savage added, “We congratulate Alice on her accomplishment and are pleased to enhance our team’s ability to support clients in exploring and implementing investment strategies that reflect their own values.”
Litman Gregory’s research team has continued to deepen its coverage of the broad universe of sustainable, responsible, and impact funds, ETFs, and other vehicles that specifically integrate environmental, social, and governance considerations into their investment approach. In turn, Litman Gregory advisors work with clients to understand and define their priorities as it comes to reflecting these issues in their portfolios and to advise on strategies for doing so. As the quality and availability of solutions continue to improve, we expect to broaden our offering.
We encourage you to contact your Litman Gregory Advisor to discuss how sustainable investing can fit into your wealth management plan.
Actions to Take in Uncertain Times
In a volatile environment like the one we find ourselves in today, and experienced just two years ago in 2020, we recognize that some investors feel as though they should make changes in their portfolios—even if just to take action.
Research Update on Market Volatility
Given the renewed market downturn, fed by high uncertainty around inflation and the war in Ukraine, we want to share our most-current views and portfolio positioning with clients and followers of our research.
Commentary from Our CIO—First Quarter 2022
In this commentary, we highlight key developments in the global economy and financial markets. The biggest macro event was Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. As is our job, our focus is on the economic and financial market impact of this event. Clearly, the human impact has been devastating and tragic, and our hearts and support are with the Ukrainian people.