Effective July 31, Litman Gregory Masters Funds will be operating under a new name: PartnerSelect Funds. This name change reflects our company’s commitment to bringing high-quality managers from around the world to shareholders and our expertise in delivering distinctive mutual funds. We believe the PartnerSelect name better illustrates the collaborative approach we take with skilled portfolio managers to offer innovative strategies to investors.
While the existing Litman Gregory Masters Funds will be renamed to reflect the updated family name, each funds’ sub-advisor lineup, ticker symbol, and CUSIP will not change. Litman Gregory’s role as advisor to the funds will also remain the same: It is responsible for manager due diligence and selection, day-to-day coordination with the managers, monitoring their individual performance and capabilities, and fund administration.
Our continued focus is on finding portfolio managers that we believe can deliver attractive results to clients. Please reach out to your Litman Gregory Advisor with any questions about these changes.
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.