We are pleased to announce that Bill Thompson has joined the firm as a director of the Endowments & Foundations Group and Senior Advisor. In this role, Bill will advise clients on strategic investment planning and portfolio construction, including asset allocation, manager selection, investment program evaluation, performance measurement, and governance.
Prior to Litman Gregory, Bill was a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates for over 10 years, where he served as an outsourced CIO for endowments, foundations, and family offices. Before joining Cambridge, Bill was an institutional credit salesman for Citigroup, focusing on investment and below-investment grade corporate bonds and derivatives. He graduated from Denison University (BA) and the University of Chicago (MBA).
“We are thrilled to add Bill to the team,” said Steve Savage, CEO of Litman Gregory. “His deep investment experience and intense client focus make him a natural fit for our company and the clients we serve.”
Litman Gregory Asset Management has been leveraging its research and wealth planning strength to help families, individuals, and nonprofits reach their financial goals for more than three decades. The firm is guided by the belief that clients’ peace of mind comes from working with a team obsessed with their financial success.
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.