We are committed to providing a deep team of experienced professionals to support our clients’ financial success in the decades and generations to come. For that reason, we are excited to share the latest news from within the Litman Gregory team.
Monica Muñoz, CFP®, was recently promoted to Senior Advisor. This promotion reflects the breadth and depth of Monica’s trusted role in guiding and supporting the complex needs of our clients. As a Senior Advisor, Monica will continue to serve as the Manager of Wealth Planning Services, focused on developing and refining our wealth planning services and strengthening the operational platform that supports our work with clients.
Monica has been serving Litman Gregory clients since 2007, providing investment advice, financial analysis, and portfolio management services to individuals, family groups, foundations, endowments, and group retirement plans.
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.