In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons focuses on one of the least apparent but most dangerous risks for investors today: inflation. While there is little inflation at present, he explains the drivers of inflation, why it is the single biggest threat facing investors over the long term and how we address the risk of inflation when building clients’ portfolios. For a preview of the article, watch this video.

Also in this issue, we break down BBH’s approach to real estate investing while discussing the asset class’s role in a portfolio and its risk spectrum. Finally, Wealth Planner Kerri Mast covers a topic we often discuss with philanthropically inclined clients: the decision to set up a private foundation vs. a donor advised fund. As always, we review the markets and provide an update on our current portfolio positioning and priorities.


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