In the following blog post, Alice Lowenstein, Managing Director and Principal with Litman Gregory, reflects back to our clients on the inspiration we get from working with them to achieve their unique definitions of financial peace of mind.
To our clients:
As the Managing Director, I oversee our Wealth Management business, which is quite a broad and varied role but one that boils down to a single essential responsibility: our clients’ success.
Really that’s everyone’s core job at Litman Gregory. It was Ken and Craig’s job when they founded the firm more than 30 years ago and it’s equally true for us today.
Indeed, one of the things I love about my work is I see this dedication to our clients every day, in big and small ways:
What keeps us going—what inspires us—is you, our clients. What you do and what we have the privilege to work with you to accomplish. Here are just a few examples:
These are our clients’ stories—and our inspiration. We thank you for sharing them and we commit that as your partner we will do everything possible to provide peace of mind and the ability to achieve the things that matter.
On behalf of everyone at Litman Gregory, we wish you a joyous New Year, and send our sincere thanks and gratitude for the opportunity to serve you.
Commentary from Our CIO—Second Quarter 2021
Global stock markets continued to surge in the second quarter. In our assessment of the macroeconomic backdrop and outlook, we continue to expect a strong global economic recovery over at least the next 12 months. In this quarterly commentary, our Chief Investment Officer, Jeremy DeGroot, reviews the current reasoning for our portfolio positioning, outlook on inflation, and forward-looking scenario analysis on the broader economy and markets.
Research Update: Increased Return Expectations for U.S. Stocks
As the economy and financial markets continue their recovery from the pandemic’s impact, our recent analysis resulted in improved expected returns for U.S. stocks. In this post we summarize our analysis and why we think an increased allocation to U.S. equities could benefit the risk-adjusted return profile of our portfolios.
Advisor Q&A: Tax Planning and the American Families Plan with Senior Advisor Chris Wheaton
The American Families Plan was recently released by President Joe Biden and includes many of the provisions outlined during his campaign. We asked Litman Gregory Senior Advisor, Chris Wheaton, to answer some questions about key proposed tax law changes, and related tax planning ideas for our clients to consider in 2021 and beyond.