Financial and Investment Advisors to Families

In a financial world where clients have become mere account numbers, and the new emphasis rests on mass-marketing investment products and gathering “Assets Under Management,” we will continue to deliver the attentive personal service of a knowledgeable and dedicated family advisor.

We believe that we are better investors because of our heritage as advisers to families and the long-term perspective it requires, and we are better family advisers because we possess the deep understanding and experience of real-life, active investing.

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HUBRIS AND FAILURE: SOME USEFUL INVESTMENT LESSONS

August 7, 2017

Last year, French journalist Christine Kerdellant wrote a book with an intriguing title (Ils se croyaient les meilleurs – Éditions Denoël 2016), which could be translated as: “They thought they were the best - a history of great management mistakes.” The point is that the most successful entrepreneurs are those who have first stumbled, but have learned from their mistakes. Interestingly, they often are more prone than professional managers to search out and hire collaborators who also have experienced failure and have survived. The book appealed to me because, in Sicart Associates’ business of wealth and investment management, mistakes are quite useful -- on the condition that they don’t recur too often, and that lessons are learned from them.
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What it takes to build a great family

July 19, 2017

Introducing James E. Hughes, Jr., Esq. the author of Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family, and of Family: The Compact Among Generations. Mr. Hughes reminds us: “As it takes 150 years for a copper beech tree [ metaphorically, a great family] to mature, plant today because there is no time to waste.” He points out that “The vision underlying a system of family governance must be the enhancement of the pursuit of happiness of each individual family member as part of the enhancement of the family as a whole for the purpose of achieving the long-term preservation of the family’s wealth: its human, intellectual, and financial capital.”
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Beyond The Headlines

Sicart Associates Macro Views Presentation September 2017

October 2, 2017

Watching the high risk stock market, fragile growth, with limited pro-growth tools left available, we share some secrets to keeping a fortune in those perilous times.
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The most unusual bull market

September 26, 2017

Our current, highly durable bull market is characterized by three qualities: it might be the least exciting bull market in history, it’s been possibly one of the hardest to beat, and when it ends, the resultant crash will have been anticipated for months if not years.
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