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  • Private Lessons: Investing Like an Owner
    February 06, 2024
    • Private Banking
    In this issue of InvestorView, we discuss how to invest with an owner mindset, the positive outlook for bonds in 2024, and explore the benefits of freezing a GRAT in the current market environment. We also review the state of the markets and economy as we head into the new year.
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    February 06, 2024
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, BBH Partner and Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons considers three main lessons at the intersection of business ownership and portfolio management.
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    February 06, 2024
    • Private Banking
    Justin Reed, BBH Partner and Chief Investment Officer, and Greg Steier, Head of Tax-Exempt Fixed Income, examine recent shifts in the fixed income environment, and why they might mean a more positive outlook for bonds in the new year.
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    February 06, 2024
    • Private Banking
    BBH Partners and Chief Investment Officer Justin Reed and Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons recently discussed the current economic environment and outlook for the future. Here, we review key takeaways from the conversation.
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    October 23, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Co-Chief Investment Officer Suzanne Brenner explores how the various aspects of our asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk management, and manager selection processes work together to create value for clients.
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    September 23, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Senior Wealth Planner Ali Hutchinson and Stacia Kroetz look at spousal lifetime 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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    • Private Banking
    BBH Private Banking Co-Chief Investment Officers Suzanne Brenner and Justin Reed examine generative AI and our portfolios’ exposure to this rapidly developing technology.
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    July 25, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, BBH Co-Chief Investment Officer Justin Reed and Head of Investment Research Ilene Spitzer cover the “10 Ps” that are core to our manager selection process.
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    • Private Banking
    BBH Partners and Co-Chief Investment Officers Suzanne Brenner and Justin Reed and Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons recently discussed the current economic environment, market volatility, and positioning for the future. Here, we review key takeaways from the conversation.
  • What We Believe: The 10 Ps of Manger Selection
    July 25, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In this issue of InvestorView, we cover our “10 Ps” of investment manager evaluation, review the current state of the markets, discuss our approach to investing in private markets, examine the rise of generative AI, and look at results from our 2023 Private Business Owner Survey.
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    July 25, 2023
    • Private Banking
    BBH Principal Adrienne Penta looks at insights gathered from our inaugural Private Business Owner Survey, focusing in on the attitudes of private business owners toward economic uncertainty and investing.
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    June 15, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Head of Philanthropic Advisory Kerri Mast discusses a common dilemma among philanthropically inclined individuals: the decision to set up a private foundation vs. a donor-advised fund.
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    June 08, 2023
    • Private Banking
    We speak with Kevin Duncan, the BBH Trust Company’s director and head of estate administration, about the role estate administration plays in helping families thrive for generations and why a corporate executor may be the best option in certain situations.
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    June 06, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Wealth Planner Peter Moshang covers considerations for those looking to help family members buy a home.
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    • Private Banking
    Investing in private markets is an important component of many client portfolios. We provide advice on how to construct a prudently sized private markets portfolio with adequate diversification.
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    May 24, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast discusses developments regarding the extent to which trusts are protected from creditors in the event of divorce.
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    May 08, 2023
    • Private Banking
    We review the reasons that we prefer and recommend concentrated and actively managed investment strategies.
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    • Private Banking
    BBH Private Banking Co-Chief Investment Officers Suzanne Brenner and Justin Reed review the markets and provide an update on our current portfolio positioning and priorities.
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    May 02, 2023
    • Private Banking
    We discuss upstream gifting, an increasingly popular estate planning technique that involves making gifts up the family tree, rather than downstream.
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    April 24, 2023
    • Private Banking
    We discuss tax planning for the terminally ill or elderly, covering the basic necessities and more advanced techniques around death-bed tax planning.
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    April 21, 2023
    • Private Banking
    BBH Wealth Planner Peter Moshang discusses the permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover, focusing on the benefits it provides philanthropic individuals in their charitable gift planning.
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    April 19, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Co-Chief Investment Officer Suzanne Brenner covers steps we take when rebalancing our clients’ portfolios.
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    April 11, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Co-Chief Investment Officer Justin Reed discusses market timing. He explores 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.
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    February 12, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Managing Director Brett Sovine discusses an appealing retirement savings option for working next generation members: the Roth IRA.
  • Happy New Year? Our Economic Forecast for 2023
    February 02, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In this issue of InvestorView, we discuss our outlook for the markets and economy in 2023, explore how to guide trustees to ensure that trust distributions are rooted in purpose, and look at how to manage cognitive bias.
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    February 02, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, BBH Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons covers our outlook for the markets and economy in 2023. He considers the state of play as we embark on the 23rd year of this century and discusses what we’re watching as the year progresses.
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    • Private Banking
    Adrienne Penta, executive director of the BBH Center for Women & Wealth, and Nicole Jackson Leslie, senior wealth planner, explore how a donor can guide a trustee, even after a trust has been created, to help ensure the trust is used to support and perpetuate a family’s core values for generations to come.
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    February 02, 2023
    • Private Banking
    BBH Senior Wealth Planner Ross Bruch looks at investment-related biases and offers solutions to help recognize and minimize their negative effects.
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    January 24, 2023
    • Private Banking
    BBH Private Banking Chief Investment Officer Suzanne Brenner and Deputy Chief Investment Officer Justin Reed review the markets and provide an update on our current portfolio positioning and priorities.
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    November 28, 2022
    • Private Banking
    We discuss the ways in which the worlds of investing and philanthropy are becoming more integrated and the importance of cross-generational conversations around this topic. Article written by Kaitlin Barbour.
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    October 28, 2022
    • Private Banking
    BBH Private Banking Chief Investment Officer Suzanne Brenner and Deputy Chief Investment Officer Justin Reed review the markets and provide an update on our current portfolio positioning and priorities.
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    October 27, 2022
    • Private Banking
    We discuss factors that come into play when investing for endowments and foundations.
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    August 01, 2022
    • Private Banking
    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.
  • Investing in Uncertainty
    July 18, 2022
    • Private Banking
    InvestorView looks at investing through market volatility, blockchain and the cryptoasset ecosystem, the increasing integration of investing and philanthropy and private air travel options and considerations.
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    July 18, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, BBH Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons looks at investing in a perpetual state of uncertainty. He looks at the implications for asset allocation and investment implementation and in the end reminds us that price volatility is the friend of the patient and disciplined investor.
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    • Private Banking
    We speak with Chief Investment Officer Suzanne Brenner and Deputy Chief Investment Officer Justin Reed to get a closer look at blockchain and the cryptoasset ecosystem.
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    June 24, 2022
    • Private Banking
    Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast discusses the steps to take to establish a new charitable organization.
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    June 14, 2022
    • Private Banking
    Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast discusses how families can use philanthropy to create a platform for teaching the next generation about family values.
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    June 07, 2022
    • Private Banking
    Senior Wealth Planner Ali Hutchinson and BBH Senior Advisor Ellen Perry share tips for how you can effectively conduct your family meeting virtually.
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    January 26, 2022
    • Private Banking
    To say choosing a legal guardian is an important decision in an understatement. Here, BBH's Lindsay Hodgkins outlines some factors you might wish to consider.
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    July 29, 2021
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, BBH Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons discusses the threat of inflation as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    March 19, 2021
    • Private Banking
    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.
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    October 26, 2020
    • Private Banking
    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.
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    August 06, 2020
    • Private Banking
    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.
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    August 05, 2020
    • Private Banking
    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.
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    August 09, 2019
    • Private Banking
    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.
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    May 29, 2019
    • Private Banking
    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.
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    November 05, 2018
    • Private Banking
    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.
  • Rajiv Jain
    November 05, 2018
    • Private Banking
    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.
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    July 26, 2018
    • Private Banking
    We take a deep dive into what we mean when we talk about “quality” investing.
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    March 12, 2018
    • Private Banking
    Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons details BBH’s principles of investing and how to apply them in practice.
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    November 28, 2017
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons discusses investment risk: how to define it, measure it and manage it.
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    November 02, 2017
    • Private Banking
    We discuss the pitfalls of the value vs. growth investing framework and look at our preferred model: quality and discount to intrinsic value.
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    July 27, 2017
    • Private Banking
    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.
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    April 26, 2017
    • Private Banking
    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.
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    November 28, 2016
    • Private Banking
    Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons discusses BBH’s differentiated approach to building investment portfolios. He looks 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.
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    October 21, 2014
    • Private Banking
    In this quarter’s feature, Partner Rick Witmer provides an in-depth overview of our approach to selecting third-party investment partners on behalf of our clients.

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