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.

Articles

YEAR-END PEARLS OF WISDOM

December 31, 2017


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Blockchain, Bitcoin, and the future of money

December 29, 2017

Blockchain has been on our minds for a while now, and here we propose a three-part discussion. First, we will examine the potential benefits of blockchain technology. Second, we will explain why we believe that Bitcoin might turn out to be a misuse of a great technology. Finally, we’ll sketch out our idea of the future of money, finance, capitalism.
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Beyond The Headlines

The bull market crashed. Now what?

February 13, 2018

Over the last few days, we have seen about a 10% correction in major equity indices around the world. It definitely got everyone’s attention. Globally, estimated $5 trillion of paper wealth vanished in a matter of days. What happened though? No war, no impeachment, no lasting U.S. government shutdown either.
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CAPITULATE OR “PERSEVERATE”?

February 7, 2018

In a comment on my recent paper (Picking daisies under a fuming volcano, 11/30/2017) a European colleague with some affinity for our investment style nevertheless reminded me that “for us, asset managers, timing is of the essence” and that “clients will resent our missing another year of rising markets.” This warning was sent before the recent rout in the global stock markets, but it does not affect my strong views on the difference between short-term and long-term investing.
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