In this report, we discuss the challenges associated with making good asset allocation choices late in the business cycle when investors start to get skittish and growth slows. We also discuss how various “tilts” have fared recently, including our structural tilt toward value versus growth and smaller companies versus larger companies.… Read more
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
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
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
Enjoy the reading and please get in touch if you have any questions.… Read more
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