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Revisiting Private Equity Manager Selection

Background Manager selection is a critical component of success in any asset class, but particularly in private equity, where manager return dispersion is meaningfully wider than in public markets. Over time, the factors influencing private equity manager selection have become more complex. Investors should account for these changes but remain

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Monthly Market Update for November 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Equity markets faltered in November after news of a new Covid-19 variant triggered a flight to safety The Federal Reserve announced its plan to taper asset

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December 15th FOMC Follow-Up

Rates As expected, the FOMC unanimously voted to keep the Fed Funds target rate unchanged within the 0.00% to 0.25% range. The Fed shifted forward guidance significantly more hawkish in its updated dot plot, with three rate hikes now expected in 2022 (vs. a 9-9 committee split for just one

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How Long to Keep Financial Documents?

Many of us are surprised by the amount of paperwork we still seem to accumulate. Here’s a recommendation of what documents you should keep and for approximately how long. Keep for less than a year: ATM receipts, bank deposit slips, receipts of everyday purchases, bank statements, and utility bills should

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Elevated Inflation – Transitory or Taken Root?

Background Inflation has surged in 2021, with the consumer price index (CPI) hitting a recent high of 5.4% year-over-year and the less volatile Core CPI, which excludes food and energy, reaching 4.5%. These were the largest gains for the two indices since 2008 and 1991, respectively. The Federal Reserve, responsible

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Monthly Market Update for October 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Equity markets surged in October as strong earnings countered worries about inflation and weaker growth US GDP rose a weaker-than-expected 2.0% in the third quarter, with

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November FOMC Follow-Up

Rates The FOMC unanimously voted to keep the Fed Funds target rate unchanged within the 0.00% to 0.25% range. Market implied probabilities indicate investors are pricing in a reasonable likelihood of at least one rate increase by the middle of next year and a strong probability of at least two

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Monthly Market Update for September 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Risk assets declined in September as investors reacted to weaker economic data, the debt ceiling fight, and shifting policy support Fed messaging tilted more hawkish, with

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Fed Tapering – Is Another Tantrum on the Way?

Background Since March 2020, the Fed’s quantitative easing program, meant to stabilize the economy amidst the economic challenges of Covid-19, has supported markets through the purchase of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities. While quantitative easing was just one component of the Fed’s stimulus in 2020, its continued presence has drawn considerable

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Gryphon Financial Partners Welcomes Altenburg & Associates from Merrill Lynch

“Gryphon provided the right balance of independence and resources as we work to provide better service and innovative solutions to our clients.” – Austin Altenburg COLUMBUS, OH – September 17, 2021 – Gryphon Financial Partners is pleased to announce that financial advisors, Austin Altenburg and Katelyn Stanchfield, CFP® and financial

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Market Snapshot for August 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Consumer sentiment had another precipitous drop in August, weighed down by the rapidly spreading Delta variant YoY Inflation remains elevated but monthly increases have moderated, suggesting

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Protectors Series – Young Adult Children Going to College

As many of our young adult children and grandchildren are heading off to college, or living on their own for the first time, here are some tips to help them stay safe and prepared. Make sure they are briefed on important safety tips such as familiarize yourself with the campus,

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