2018

Global Leaders Investment Letter - Q4 2018

Brown Advisory

Global Leaders Investment Letter - Q4 2018. ajackson. Mon, 12/31/2018 - 09:50. Global Leaders Strategy Investment Letter - Q4 2018. In this edition the team explore two concepts—myopic loss aversion and information cascades.

Can Upgrade Personal Loans Really Cut Your Credit Card Interest Rates?

Wealth Pilgrim

Let’s say you need cash ASAP to pay off high-cost credit card debt or complete a pet project. You need the money but you don’t want to pay through the nose for the finances. You already know that if you need a loan there are many alternatives. Which is the best source? Where can you […].

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2018 Impact Report: Large-Cap Sustainable Growth Strategy

Brown Advisory

2018 Impact Report: Large-Cap Sustainable Growth Strategy. ajackson. Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:16. A Letter of Introduction From The Portfolio Managers. .

Finding Alpha in Challenged Global Markets

Brown Advisory

Finding Alpha in Challenged Global Markets. ajackson. Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:26. Global investors need to have an open mind.

Best Practices to Ace Your Close

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Whether you’re on a 1-day close or a 10-day close, there are some fundamental commonalities that all strong accounting departments share when it comes to the month-end close. Please join us for an informative webinar where we share best practices that your team can implement today to ace your close.

2018 Year-End Planning Letter

Brown Advisory

2018 Year-End Planning Letter. ajackson. Wed, 11/28/2018 - 08:38. Each year, we send a letter to clients to help guide our year-end planning discussions with them and to offer ideas for them to consider with their other advisors.

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Investment Perspectives | Diversification

Brown Advisory

Investment Perspectives | Diversification. ajackson. Tue, 11/20/2018 - 08:45. Last month’s sudden stock market “correction” serves as a vivid reminder that prices can move down at least as easily as they move up.

Bubbles and Crises: Twenty Years of Lessons Learned

Brown Advisory

Bubbles and Crises: Twenty Years of Lessons Learned. ajackson. Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:25. Chief Investment Officer Paul Chew reflects on his experiences during past market disruptions, and how those lessons inform his thinking today.

Private Credit: A Surprisingly All-Weather Asset Class

Brown Advisory

Private Credit: A Surprisingly All-Weather Asset Class. ajackson. Thu, 11/08/2018 - 09:35. Private credit has experienced a post-recession boom, but with rates rising steadily and default risk possibly increasing as well, some view the asset class with caution.

Why Invest in Europe and Asia (Even as U.S. Stocks Charge Ahead)?

Brown Advisory

Why Invest in Europe and Asia (Even as U.S. Stocks Charge Ahead)? ajackson. Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:30. Diversification is a powerful tool for investors. It makes sense to spread investments into different asset classes and different global regions to balance risk and reward.

Global Hiring Guide for Startups

Grow your startup beyond borders and boundaries. In this eBook, you’ll discover how you can gain a competitive edge over your business rivals through the latest technology, harnessing global contractors, and using a global employment platform.

The Mortgage Market: Ten Years Later

Brown Advisory

The Mortgage Market: Ten Years Later. ajackson. Tue, 09/11/2018 - 08:42. In San Francisco’s historic Sunset District, there is a charming 1,289 square-foot 2-bedroom home, brimming with potential.

Diversification by Design: Why We Don’t Hug the Muni Benchmark

Brown Advisory

Diversification by Design: Why We Don’t Hug the Muni Benchmark. ajackson. Thu, 08/23/2018 - 08:02. The total municipal universe has over one million individual securities.

Four Companies Are Spending Hundreds of Billions Building The Cloud

Brown Advisory

Four Companies Are Spending Hundreds of Billions Building The Cloud. ajackson. Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:11. The titans of technology have continually led the news cycle in recent years, as their reach has extended—for better or worse—into every corner of our lives.

Spin City: The New Wave of Deconglomeratization

Brown Advisory

Spin City: The New Wave of Deconglomeratization. ajackson. Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:16. The biggest media story in the industrial space this summer has been the accelerating breakup of General Electric.

Redefining Wealth: Money Management, FinTech, Inclusion, and Belonging

Speaker: Marguerita Cheng - Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth

Join Marguerita Cheng for an engaging conversation on rethinking the concept of wealth and how everyone can benefit from professional money management.

Capital Conservation

Brown Advisory

Capital Conservation. ajackson. Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:25. The managers of Brown Advisory’s Large-Cap Sustainable Growth strategy discuss how their sustainable investing approach has helped them preserve capital during down markets. Sustainable investing” means different things to different people.

2018 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Meeting

Brown Advisory

2018 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Meeting. ajackson. Wed, 08/01/2018 - 09:30. The Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting is an opportunity for shareholders and analysts to pose questions to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. They answered about 60 questions during the five-hour gathering.

Investment Perspectives | Managing Risk

Brown Advisory

Investment Perspectives | Managing Risk. ajackson. Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:37. In 1963, Bob Dylan warned us that the times, they are a-changin’—and while he wasn’t talking about capital markets, his words ring as true today for investors as they did for those growing up in the turbulent '60s.

Toll Collection

Brown Advisory

Toll Collection. ajackson. Tue, 07/31/2018 - 08:00. The Flexible Equity Strategy’s Maneesh Bajaj discusses the power of “tollbooth” business models and how they fit into the strategy’s overall philosophy of seeking out durable companies with attractive economics.

Top 7 Global Employment Challenges

Global expansion brings many opportunities for companies. However, there are pitfalls along the way that can slow down progress. In this eBook, we look at the 7 key challenges to global growth, and ways to minimize expansion headaches.

The Financial Cost of Food Waste

Brown Advisory

The Financial Cost of Food Waste. ajackson. Fri, 07/27/2018 - 09:00. We all remember being told to clean our plates when we were kids. Unfortunately, that advice hasn’t stopped food waste from becoming a massive problem in the U.S.

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Strong Defense: The Falling Opportunity Cost of Allocating to Bonds

Brown Advisory

Strong Defense: The Falling Opportunity Cost of Allocating to Bonds. ajackson. Tue, 07/24/2018 - 09:25. For years, “defense” in portfolios—i.e., allocations to cash and core fixed income holdings—has meant a willingness to accept extremely low returns.

529 Plans And The New Tax Code

Brown Advisory

529 Plans And The New Tax Code. ajackson. Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:30. You Can Now Use 529s for K-12 Costs—But Should You? The cost of college is growing at an astronomical rate, and Section 529 plans have long helped individuals and families grow assets earmarked for education in a tax-efficient manner.

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When Your FICO Score Is NOT The Best To Track

Wealth Pilgrim

Most people concerned about their credit score only focus on their FICO number. As a result many throw away good money when they sign up for products and services the company sells. Don’t get me wrong – the company that sells the FICO score (Fair Isaac) is honest and fair as far as I know. […].

Global Hiring Guide: Top Emerging Fintech Hubs

The fintech industry is growing exponentially. Companies can find the talent they need in top emerging fintech hubs around the world. Highly skilled global candidates are available to hire — companies just need to know where to look for them.

Take ESG Ratings With A Grain Of Salt

Brown Advisory

Take ESG Ratings With A Grain Of Salt. jsayo. Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:05.

Psychology, Purpose, People: How Female Founders Are Building New Ventures

Brown Advisory

Psychology, Purpose, People: How Female Founders Are Building New Ventures. ajackson. Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:49. Women wield more economic power and influence in the U.S. today than at any time in history.

Vertical Leap: What’s Driving Vertical Software Companies

Brown Advisory

Vertical Leap: What’s Driving Vertical Software Companies. achen. Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:28. In the software industry, the big, horizontal “platform” companies tend to attract the lion’s share of attention from investors and the financial media.

The Arc of the (Bond) Covenants

Brown Advisory

The Arc of the (Bond) Covenants. achen. Tue, 06/26/2018 - 16:11. The warning caveat emptor , or “buyer beware,” is particularly important to heed when investing in bonds late in the credit cycle.

The HR Compliance Playbook: How to Improve Speed-to-Hire

Every global growth to-do list should begin with compliance. Navigating international jurisdictions can be complex and time-consuming, but with solid, up-to-date compliance procedures, companies can maximize efficiency, speed-to-hire, and mitigate risks.

Low Correlation in Stocks: A Good Opportunity for Active Managers

Brown Advisory

Low Correlation in Stocks: A Good Opportunity for Active Managers. achen. Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:13. In equity markets, even the best active managers tend to struggle when stocks are all moving in lock step with each other.

NOW 2018 Conference: Our Investment Team’s Roundtable Recap

Brown Advisory

NOW 2018 Conference: Our Investment Team’s Roundtable Recap. achen. Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:27. The NOW conference is always memorable, but this year’s conference included some particularly compelling and provocative ideas.

The Fed Meeting: It’s All about Expectations

Brown Advisory

The Fed Meeting: It’s All about Expectations. achen. Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:45. On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee concluded its June meeting.