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Why We Should Place Our Trust in Equities

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Articles

Making decisions that will affect your future wealth is daunting under the best circumstances. And these days can hardly be described as the best of times. Economies are in transition, US interest rates have begun to rise, the world’s preeminent growth economy (China) is slowing and, not surprisingly, stock prices are more volatile than they have been in quite some time.

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Investment Roundtable: Highlights from the 2015 Pitcairn Family Wealth & Investment Forum

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Articles

As part of the 2015 Family Wealth & Investment Forum, Chief Investment Officer Rick Pitcairn moderated an investment roundtable of leading financial thinkers. Rick offered Pitcairn’s perspectives on the current market environment and reflected on themes for the coming decade. He then introduced the Investment Roundtable speakers for a whirlwind tour of global politics and a closer look at our own country with insight into Federal Reserve policy, the US economy, and the equity markets.

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Family Money & Wealth Education

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Articles

Education is a topic of significant importance and concern for the families we serve and for families of wealth across the country. At the annual Pitcairn Family Wealth and Investment Forum, 94% of participants in our education session said family education was extremely or very important to their family. Even more telling is their assessment of current education efforts.

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Education Creates Hope in Africa

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Articles

“Without education, there’s so little hope, but with education, everything can change.” That’s the experience of Jonathan Starr, a successful hedge fund manager who now serves as headmaster of the groundbreaking Abaarso School in Somaliland.

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Pitcairn Roundtable: An Inside Look at Real Estate Trends & Investing

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Articles

When great minds come together to share perspectives and experience, great ideas often emerge. For this reason, Pitcairn frequently brings together investment professionals to gather insight and develop strategies that may benefit our clients. On September 17, 2015, Pitcairn hosted a roundtable discussion for a group of experienced real estate investors from family offices around the country. These professionals shared their unique perspectives on multiple real estate markets within the US and across the globe, which led to a thoughtful and provocative discussion on current real estate trends and the role of real estate in the portfolios of wealthy families. In this article, we have summarized the most interesting and useful discussion points to share with you.

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