Investments

FOMC - No Change in Rates

Gary Pzegeo, CFA
2017-11-01 19:22:00.0

As expected, today’s FOMC statement contained no surprises. The market implied odds of a change were less than 1% prior to the meeting, and even that proved to be a little too optimistic.
Investments

Q4 Outlook Sees Continuing Solid Performance from Markets and Economy

Bill Norris
2017-11-01 15:33:00.0

Thus far, 2017 has been good to investors, particularly to equity investors, and stock market returns are reflecting an increasingly positive outlook for economic growth and corporate profits in the U.S. market.
Wealth Strategies

Medicare Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know and Do

Dianne Savastano
2017-10-30 13:00:00.0

For Medicare recipients, it's that exciting time of year when you must review previous choices, assess your options, and make changes as needed.
Wealth Strategies

Data Security Plays an Important Role in Wealth Preservation

Josh Miller, CFP®
2017-10-05 13:00:00.0

What does it say about data security in the digital age when a company in the business of handling the most sensitive personal financial data suffers a hack of such magnitude?
Women's CIRCLE

The Approach to Retirement Saving Isn’t Unisex

Cathy Schnaubelt
2017-10-03 13:00:00.0

Women create, control and influence the investment of an enormous amount of wealth around the world. As more and more women become business owners and breadwinners, their financial power is exploding.
Investments

The Advantages of Investing in Premium Bonds

Dan Skolochenko
2017-09-28 13:00:00.0

Investors are often put off by the idea of buying a premium bond, mistakenly believing that they’ll lose money on the investment. After all, they’ll be paying more than par for the bond but receiving only par when the bond matures.
Investments

Relating to Investment Risk

Bryan Reilly
2017-09-26 13:16:00.0

Risk and return are inextricably linked, and potential returns are typically proportional to the risk an investor is willing to assume. Consequently, understanding risk is an essential component of long-term investment success.
Wealth Strategies

Creating Your Family Legacy—Key Principle #3: Developing the Rising Generation

Linda Beerman
2017-09-21 17:30:00.0

This final part of the four-part Creating Your Family Legacy blog series focuses on the third of three key principles of legacy planning, “developing the rising generation.”
Investments

FOMC - No Rate Change, Balance Sheet Reduction to Begin Next Month

Gary Pzegeo, CFA
2017-09-21 13:32:00.0

As expected, the FOMC left the target range for federal funds unchanged at 1.0% to 1.25% and announced that balance sheet reduction plans will commence next month
Investments

Co-Investments: A Closer Look

Lester Duke, CFA
2017-09-20 17:25:00.0

Also referred to as direct investing, this space is becoming a larger and more dynamic element of private market investing in recent years, and we believe the trend will accelerate over time.
Investments

Doing Well by Doing Good: Responsible, Sustainable and Impact Investing

John Tennaro, CIMA®
2017-09-08 13:00:00.0

Socially responsible investing can complement investment portfolios and charitable giving strategies while uniting families around a common passion for good.
Wealth Strategies

Creating Your Family Legacy—Key Principle #2: Evolving a Healthy Family Wealth Culture

Linda Beerman
2017-09-06 13:00:00.0

This third part of the four-part Creating Your Family Legacy blog series focuses on the second of three key principles of legacy planning, “evolving a health family wealth culture.”
Chicago

Expanding Our Chicago Presence—Geneva Advisors Joins CIBC Atlantic Trust

Jack Markwalter
2017-09-01 10:00:00.0

We are pleased to announce that CIBC Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management has completed its acquisition of Geneva Advisors, a private wealth management firm headquartered in Chicago
Wealth Strategies

Creating Your Family Legacy—Key Principle #1: Integrating Family Wealth Planning

Linda Beerman
2017-08-29 13:00:00.0

This second part of the four-part Creating Your Family Legacy blog series focuses on the first of three key principles of legacy planning, “integrating family wealth planning.”
Investments

Is Inflation Whipped?

Dave Donabedian, CFA
2017-08-24 13:22:00.0

In 1974, President Gerald Ford encouraged all Americans to wear "WIN" buttons (Whip Inflation Now) as a way to rally the country against the inflationary spiral that was causing major economic dislocations and rapidly rising interest rates. Fast forward to 2017, and today’s WIN button could stand for “Where’s Inflation Now?”