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 the feature article of this issue, BBH Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons reflects on the economy and markets since the onset of COVID-19 and looks ahead at what is to come as the light at the end of the tunnel grows brighter.
Deputy Chief Investment Officer Justin Reed and Head of Investment Research Tom Martin discuss market timing. They explore its allure and pitfalls, stressing our belief that the adoption of a value-oriented, bottom-up investment approach, along with a long-term investment horizon and prudent rebalancing plan, is a far more compelling investment strategy.
In this issue of InvestorView, we cover several topics related to the election, including potential implications, family dynamics during this time and considerations for charities, and provide an update on the market and our portfolio positioning.
BBH Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast covers considerations during election season for charities and board members as it relates to which political and election-related activities are permitted for charities, which are permitted within certain limits and which are prohibited altogether.
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 the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, BBH Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons reflects on lessons we are learning during the COVID-19 crisis, what aspects will have a lasting effect on our homes, offices and schools and what life after COVID-19 may look like.
Jeff Hakala and Jerry Hakala – Co-Chief Investment Officers at Clarkston Capital Partners – discuss some current prevailing arguments against small-cap investing, the approach’s structural advantages and Clarkston’s unique approach that aims to exploit those advantages to uncover investment opportunities.
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.
In this issue of InvestorView, we provide a look back at the exceptional year that capped off a stellar decade in the markets, and then we turn the page to the future – our outlook for the economy and markets for 2020 and beyond, as well as the future of retirement planning in light of the new Secure Act.
Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons provides an outlook for the economy and markets in 2020 by first looking back at the history of economic cycles. In the face of numerous global uncertainties and heightened valuations, markets don’t need a reason to correct; nevertheless, a patient and disciplined focus on value, rather than price, will help BBH’s clients navigate current and future volatility.
Chief Investment Officer Suzanne Brenner and Senior Investment Analyst Tom Martin look back at an exceptionally strong finish to a stellar decade in the markets, and in light of the longest bull market in history, they provide advice to investors on asset allocation, risk management and the outlook for the market as we look ahead.
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.
In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, BBH Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons examines the evolving role of international trade in the U.S. economy, the current state of disputes with China, what risks this conflict poses and how it might be resolved.
In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons examines the rationale for including international and emerging markets in a well-balanced investment portfolio.
Chief Investment Officer Suzanne Brenner and Senior Investment Analyst Tom Martin explore how the various aspects of our asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk management and manager selection processes work together to create value for clients.
In this edition of InvestorView, we look at our tradition of innovation to best serve clients, provide an update on current market conditions and our portfolio, discuss emerging markets investing and look at death-bed tax planning.
In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons looks at how we have helped our Private Banking clients navigate through the uncertainties presented by market cycles and economic changes over time.
We sit down with Rajiv Jain – founder, chairman, chief investment officer and portfolio manager at GQG Partners – to discuss his investing background and approach, the role of emerging markets equities in an investment portfolio and where he sees today’s opportunities.
In this edition of InvestorView, we look at the intersection of families, wealth and communication, provide an update on current market conditions and our portfolio, break down quality investing and discuss using philanthropy to pass down family values.
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.
In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons examines the opportunities and risks that cryptocurrencies pose by exploring bitcoin and the blockchain technology on which cryptocurrencies rely.
For those hesitant to create an estate plan, Wealth Planner Ali Hutchinson discusses tax-efficient options for transferring wealth to future generations or charity that require no long-term commitment, trusts or legal fees.
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.
InvestorView sits down with Chad Clark and Brian Vollmer – portfolio manager and co-portfolio manager, respectively, at Select Equity Group, one of our third-party managers – to discuss their investing backgrounds and investment philosophy, identifying “SEG Pedigree” businesses and the opportunity set in international equities.
In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons and Investment Strategy Analyst Tom Martin discuss BBH’s differentiated approach to building investment portfolios. They look at the two requirements of robust portfolio construction: asset allocation driven by an investor’s needs, along with capital allocation driven by partnering with managers who take a fundamental approach to investing.
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.
Investment Strategy Analyst Tom Martin provides an overview of long/short equity investing, discusses its attractive characteristics and challenges and shares our criteria for partnering with long/short investment managers.
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