Global Perspective Blog

Posted: Sep 15, 2016
It has been a tough couple of years for the hedge fund industry.  The HFR Global Hedge Fund Index showed returns of -0.6% in 2014, -3.6% in 2015, and +0.8% through 8/31 of this year significantly underperforming the S&P 500 which returned +...
Posted: Aug 23, 2016
School will be starting up again soon. Perhaps some of you are sending your kindergartner off to school for the very first time with a shiny new backpack and lunch box in hand.  Or perhaps some of you are sending your youngest child off for...
Posted: Jul 26, 2016
Whether it’s the EU, ECB, FED, NAFTA, TPP, WTO, IMF, QE, ZIRP or now NIRP … the whole alphabet soup of established economic policy and international free trade seems to have come under intense scrutiny this year.  While our own domestic...
Posted: Jul 25, 2016
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery Change is coming for all of us- no one is immune to it. Life itself is one big transition felt through various life experiences that range in their significance and pleasantness...
Posted: Jul 25, 2016
When the Federal Reserve ended its stimulative bond buying program, commonly known as “Quantitative Easing”, some investors questioned whether the U.S. economy would be able to support itself without additional stimulus. Since that time, the...
Posted: Jul 25, 2016
Even at the ripe old age of 100, the Federal Estate Tax – also affectionately known as the ‘death tax’ – is still steeped in controversy.  When it was first instituted in 1916 during the height of World War I, it was seen by...
Posted: Jul 22, 2016
Use it up, wear it out… make it do, or do without. This old New England proverb is generally good financial advice, especially with big commitments like vehicles. Thus owning an affordable car is usually good practice over the long run. But car...
Posted: Jul 21, 2016
A growing topic of conversation amongst many investors is how to properly think about their investment performance within context of the current environment of historically low interest rates and persistently low inflation.  To answer that...
Posted: Jun 24, 2016
The British Are Leaving!  The British Are Leaving! Following months of debate on the potential impact and ramifications of membership in the European Union, the people of the United Kingdom voted last night to 'leave' in a historic referendum...
Posted: Jun 09, 2016
For the third consecutive year, Barron’s has named Jane Williams, Sand Hill Global Advisors’ Chairman, to the list of 2016 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors in the country. Ms. Williams, who is a co-founder of the firm, earned the eleventh position...

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