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July 2018

Market Commentary

Kai W. Hong, CFA
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Strategist

July saw strong performance across most equity markets as concerns over the negative impact of trade wars subsided temporarily. The Russell 3000 Index finished the month with a return of +3.3%. Large cap stocks returned to the fore with …

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June 2018

Market Commentary

Kai W. Hong, CFA
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Strategist

Trade tensions were the major driver of many market movements during the quarter with June seeing a sharp escalation in talk and action. In addition to the steel tariffs already implemented, the US announced a further $200 billion …

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May 2018

Market Commentary

Kai W. Hong, CFA
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Strategist

After a brief pause in April, global market performance was mixed in May as investor enthusiasm returned to the US markets while results were more negative outside of the US.  The Russell 3000 Index finished the month with a …

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Leading Practices for Small and Emerging Managers, Episode 3:
Building the Next Gen Investment Advisor

Speeches and Presentations

Our third quarterly webinar covered Keys for Small and Emerging Managers to Stay Competitive in Transition. Planning for the future of your investment advisor is critically important to preserve enterprise value and to ensure good stewardship of clients. Our speakers share how small and emerging managers have successfully (and not so successfully) …

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April 2018

Market Commentary

Kai W. Hong, CFA
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Strategist

Following the meaningful volatility of the prior quarter, markets were relatively muted in April.  The Russell 3000 Index finished the month with a return of +0.4%.  Small cap stocks led for the second month with the Russell 2000 Index …

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