Litman Gregory Chief Investment Officer Jeremy DeGroot and senior research analysts Jack Chee and Jason Steuerwalt were recently featured in CityWire USA Magazine’s cover story Competitive Edge. In the article, they share our research team’s ongoing due diligence approach and discuss what it takes for a manager to be selected for our portfolios.
“Managers hoping to land a spot on Litman Gregory’s recommended list need a clear edge on the competition.”
Read the full story by CityWire Magazine.
Interested in learning more about our research team’s manager selection process?
Read our Selecting Fund Managers blog post.
Our Thoughts on the Silicon Valley Bank Failure
Recent problems in the banking industry have increased uncertainty in the financial markets. On behalf of our clients, we have taken a close look at the situation and assessed the potential consequences. In this post we summarize the circumstances at Silicon Valley Bank that led to its failure, describe the broader implications, and review what we see as minimal impact for our clients and their portfolios.
Insight Newsletter—Winter 2023
Our Insight Newsletter is now available. Included in this edition: Investment Commentary Research Update: Trend Following with Managed Futures Tax Planning Opportunities from
Research Update: Trend Following with Managed Futures
The evidence of the long-term value that trend-following managed futures bring to a balanced portfolio is compelling, even though there are shorter periods where sharp see-saw patterns can lead to disappointing returns. However, in a year like 2022 that saw significant declines for both stocks and bonds, managed futures experienced large positive gains and were one of the only asset classes to provide meaningful downside protection. This research update serves to address many of the questions that we receive about this interesting investment strategy.