We believe our most valuable assets are the people that make up Litman Gregory and the strong reputation for integrity, intellectual honesty, and excellence that we have earned over the years in our relationships with clients, business associates, and the national financial media. This reputation has been established by taking great care to cultivate a team of highly skilled professionals who share our core values and who have a passion for our profession. The resulting company culture and the people behind it are the foundation for our continued success.
We are active participants in our communities, as individuals and as a firm.
The Litman Gregory Charity Partnership Program proudly supports two local nonprofits dedicated to alleviating and preventing homelessness. Our involvement includes volunteer opportunities for all employees in addition to meaningful financial contribution:
One of the longest continually operating social service agencies in California, based in San Francisco. Compass counselors work with families to develop a personalized housing plan while providing them with the support they need to stabilize, get back on their feet, and go forward on the path to self-sufficiency. Compass provides childcare, healthcare, education, employment, shelter, transitional housing, mental health care, legal services and a host of basic needs services to address each family’s unique circumstances as they work toward housing stability, self-sufficiency and well-being.
SHELTER, Inc. strives to realize a vision: Re-building lives, one family at a time, by giving them a home, the skills, and the resources to live the life they deserve. Each year, SHELTER, Inc. helps over 6,000 men, women and children in Contra Costa County; almost half of those helped are children.
Our LG team has come together to raise funds for wildfire victim support and rebuilding efforts, and to meet other urgent and ongoing needs as they occur. Each year, we donate to a variety of causes that are seeking to care for, strengthen and enhance the communities in which we live and work.
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.