We examine the story of Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire and a Black woman, which offers some useful lessons for the intersection of business, personal values and philanthropy.
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we focus on women who are having an impact through the communities in which they work, the businesses they operate and the philanthropic endeavors they pursue.
Senior Wealth Planners Ali Hutchinson and Stacia Kroetz look at potential changes to the tax code under the Biden administration and explore tax planning considerations most relevant to our readers this year.
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we kick off the new year with a focus on wellness, which is particularly important in the time of COVID-19 and all of its many implications for our daily lives.
Not all same-sex couples are rushing to the altar after the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling. Many have questions about the financial and tax ramifications of the decision to get married. In this article, we discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks to a legal marriage from that perspective.
Senior Wealth Planner Ali Hutchinson breaks down several estate planning techniques for individuals who have maxed out their available gift tax exemptions, as well as techniques that can be used to enhance gifts that have already been made and trusts that are already in place.
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the BBH Center for Women and Wealth, BBH hosted a conversation with: Anne-Marie Slaughter, the CEO of New America and the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, and Juliette Kayyem, Faculty Chair, Homeland Security Program, Harvard's Kennedy School, Former Asst. Secretary at DHS and CNN National Security Analyst.
In the feature article of this issue, BBH Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons speaks with several BBH experts about the various risks, opportunities and permutations of the election. The roundtable covers implications for several areas, including the economy and markets; estate, tax and wealth planning; corporate taxes, regulations and the general business environment; and portfolio structuring and capital allocation.
In this edition, we speak with “Bones” creator Kathy Reichs about her journey from forensics to fiction, explore COVID-19’s dramatic impact on all aspects of women’s lives and cover the Democratic party’s tax proposal as we near the November election.
This summer’s family meetings may not look the same as past years, but Senior Wealth Planner Ali Hutchinson and BBH Senior Advisor Ellen Perry share tips for how you can effectively conduct your meeting virtually.
The CARES Act includes additional support for nonprofits through the expansion of charitable deductions. Wealth Planning Associate Sara Turner explores the implications for individuals and corporations.
BBH Senior Wealth Planners Alison Hutchinson and Brett Sovine and Wealth Planning Associate Lindsay Hodgkins share how you can provide financial support for family members in this time of crisis without unnecessary tax and complexity.
Investing in private markets is an important component of many client portfolios, and in this article, Caroline Thomas and Thomas Martin, both Senior Investment Analysts, provide advice on how to construct a prudently-sized private markets portfolio with adequate diversification.
We sit down with philanthropist Lea Culver, co-founder of fast-casual restaurant chain Culver’s, to discuss the work that is being done through the Culver’s Foundation, her personal approach to philanthropy and how she has engaged the next generation in her giving.
Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast explores innovative solutions today’s philanthropists are using, including implementing new organizational structures, maximizing the impact of their investments and making nontraditional grants.
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we focus on women who are breaking the mold and making history. We had the pleasure of speaking with women who are pioneers and leaders in their fields – these are women who have been “firsts” and are taking care to pave the way for the women coming after them.
BBH Wealth Planners Ali Hutchinson and Stacia Kroetz outline the importance of having a flexible estate plan. The future is unknowable, but centering your plan on your values and communicating regularly with your fiduciary and your family will set your family on the path to success.
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we focus on women who are pushing for change in some unexpected places: NASCAR and fly fishing! We also spent time with women and men who are making great strides in leveling the playing field in technology, entrepreneurship and board leadership.
Managing Director Brett Sovine discusses section 6166 of the Internal Revenue Code, which in certain situations permits the executor of an estate to defer federal estate tax on a closely held business following an owner’s death.
In this issue’s feature article, we review why a charitable mission is important and provide guidance on how to approach crafting a mission statement that enables you to take philanthropy beyond just “being charitable” or “giving back.”
Many parents and scholars would like to understand how the transmission of generosity from parents to children occurs. Andrea Pactor and Jacqueline Ackerman of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Women’s Philanthropy Institute share their findings on the “generosity gene” and how to create a strong foundation for the continuity of family giving.
Relationship Manager Reed Smith and Retirement and Trust Associate Matthew Senger break down the differences in setup, administration and contribution limits among three retirement strategies for small-business owners and the self-employed: the SIMPLE IRA, the Solo 401(k) and the SEP IRA.
In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, Adrienne Penta, the executive director of the BBH Center for Women & Wealth, and Alison Hutchinson, a senior wealth planner, focus on the topic of families, wealth and communication, discussing the guiding principles that we believe help families create life-affirming, enduring, effective wealth plans.
Senior Wealth Planners discuss upstream gifting, an increasingly popular estate planning technique following the recent tax legislation that involves making gifts up the family tree, rather than downstream.
We sit down with Jeff Schoenfeld to discuss his experiences as a BBH Partner, why seeking out LGBTQ-knowledgeable investment advisors and wealth planners may be useful for LGBTQ individuals, some of the financial and wealth planning obstacles that remain for LGBTQ individuals, and more.
Parents may think that after high school, there is not much more they can do to educate children about the value of money. In our latest “Guide to Talking to Children About Money,” we explore the ways that parents can prepare their college-age and emerging adult children to be financially responsible adults.
In the feature article of this edition of Women & Wealth Magazine, Adrienne Penta examines the criticality of intergenerational communication around wealth values. She highlights the essential values that families should discuss with one another and describes the tools that BBH recommends to facilitate these conversations.
Melineh Ounanian of our Trust Companies discusses how business owners who have established a trust can get their family to understand how beneficial a trust can be, setting forth some of their top benefits from the beneficiary’s perspective.
Wealth Planner Ali Hutchinson looks at spousal access trusts – an estate planning strategy that may be the right fit for individuals who wish to transfer assets to others during life, but who also want to maintain access to the funds.
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