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Leigh Bivings, Ph.D., CFP® and CDFA™ is the founder of Artemis Advisors and serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, she sets the firm’s overall direction and its investment strategy.

Sustainable Investing – Fund Selection

May 1, 2019

In this issue, we take a close look at the leading U.S. large company passively-managed ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) funds – funds that seek to overweight (i.e., reward) companies that are embracing ESG best practices. We also review some of the more recent research on ESG and financial performance, most of which show a strong correlation between good ESG practices and financial outperformance over time. … Read more

Is Permanent Life Insurance A Good Way to Save for Retirement?

April 4, 2019

Over the past year, we’ve had an uptick in clients coming to us with permanent life insurance (e.g. whole life or universal life) questions.  As a result, we took a hard look at how such policies work and why and whether it might be beneficial to own some for savings purposes, even when there isn’t a truly permanent life insurance need. The attached is what we learned. … Read more

Market Outlook and Strategy for 2019

February 6, 2019

Attached is our market outlook report for 2019. In this edition, we outline our views on how markets may evolve in 2019; discuss the (many) risks to our views; and, summarize how we are positioning client portfolios. It is going to be an interesting year to say the least…

Enjoy the reading and please get in touch if you have any questions.… Read more

CEO Leigh Bivings Receives 2019 Five Star Wealth Manager Award

February 6, 2019

Artemis is pleased to announce that CEO Leigh Bivings has again been named a recipient of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award. The Five Star Wealth Manager designation is given to select wealth managers in 45 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. The purpose of the award is to differentiate those wealth managers who excel in client retention and satisfaction.

To receive the Five Star … Read more

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Q3 2018: The Resiliency of Globally-diversified, Balanced Portfolios

November 8, 2018

Today we are publishing our Q3 investment report. This issue focuses on ‘globally-diversified balanced investing’. Globally-diversified balanced portfolios are ones that hold both U.S. and foreign equities, including those in emerging markets, and that also hold a diversified range of fixed-income securities and real estate to balance the equity risk. This is how Artemis invests its clients’ assets.

Our discussion centers on why such portfolios provide … Read more

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