Investment management is central to how we help you achieve financial independence and peace of mind. Together, we will create an overarching strategy and build an appropriate asset allocation based on your risk tolerance and long-term objectives. First, we need to understand what you need from your portfolio to support your financial goals and how comfortable you are with investment risk. Then we’ll dig into loss and volatility thresholds, investment preferences, opportunities for private investments, preferences for values-based investing, and more.
Once we have an appropriate investment plan for you, we create an Investment Policy Statement, with an outline of expectations and guidelines for managing the portfolio, that lays a foundation for success.
Our Perspective and Strategy During Turbulent Times
It’s been a difficult year, to say the least. As September comes to a close, we’ve weathered a disappointing month in the financial markets after a relatively benign August and a strong July. As is the case in any bear market, investors are braced for more to come. In this post we provide a summary on the forces that brought us here, how we’re responding, and what to expect going forward.
With Inflation Rising, Why Have Inflation-Protected Bonds Declined?
As the outlook for inflation turned less “transitory,” treasury inflation-protected securities became interesting to many investors. But these bonds have shown they aren’t immune to broader bond market declines, leaving investors to wonder, “How can my inflation-protected bonds be down when inflation is on the rise?” In this post we explain how these bonds are impacted by different market variables, including inflation, and why we believe they still deserve a place in our client portfolios.
I Savings Bonds Currently Offer a Generous Yield
With current yields over 9%, Series I Savings Bonds seem to offer a "free lunch". These bonds are issued by the U.S. Government and pay interest linked to current inflation rates, making them an attractive option for most savers and investors.