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May 14, 2019

Trade Tensions Commentary

Trade tensions between the U.S. and China are boiling over as the countries continue to clash over tariffs. Check out Ben Pace's commentary for our perspective on what the latest developments may mean for global growth and the markets.

Trade tensions between the U.S. and China are boiling over as the countries continue to clash over tariffs. Check out Ben Pace's commentary for our perspective on what the latest developments may mean for global growth and the markets.

May 1, 2019

May 2019 Economic Outlook

The momentum that led to surprisingly strong first-quarter growth appears to have carried over to second quarter. What could this mean for markets in May? Read our monthly outlook to find out.

The momentum that led to surprisingly strong first-quarter growth appears to have carried over to second quarter. What could this mean for markets in May? Read our monthly outlook to find out.

April 4, 2019

First Quarter 2019 Market Commentary

Market rebound. Inverted yield curve. Government shutdown. Q1 was anything but quiet. Find out what these events meant for investors in our Quarterly Commentary.

Market rebound. Inverted yield curve. Government shutdown. Q1 was anything but quiet. Find out what these events meant for investors in our Quarterly Commentary.

April 1, 2019

April 2019 Economic Outlook

The stock market recovery last quarter was swift. Look for volatility to return amid international trade and domestic debt-ceiling negotiations. Get more insights in our April Market Outlook.

The stock market recovery last quarter was swift. Look for volatility to return amid international trade and domestic debt-ceiling negotiations. Get more insights in our April Market Outlook.

March 29, 2019

The Recession Cometh (Eventually)

Forget trying to predict the next recession. Tom Cohn and CIO Ben Pace explain why in this informative white paper.

Forget trying to predict the next recession. Tom Cohn and CIO Ben Pace explain why in this informative white paper.

March 25, 2019

Potential Implications of Yield Curve Inversion

For the first time in 12 years, the yield curve has inverted. A sign of a looming recession? Not in our opinion, according to Chief Investment Officer Ben Pace.

For the first time in 12 years, the yield curve has inverted. A sign of a looming recession? Not in our opinion, according to Chief Investment Officer Ben Pace.

March 15, 2019

Benefits of Private Trust Companies Commentary

Increasingly, American and international families are creating private trust companies to manage their family trusts. Chief Planning Officer Paul McGloin explains the appeal in his latest commentary.

Increasingly, American and international families are creating private trust companies to manage their family trusts. Chief Planning Officer Paul McGloin explains the appeal in his latest commentary.

March 1, 2019

March 2019 Economic Outlook

The market’s recovery from last year’s sharp decline has been surprisingly swift, pointing to a U.S. economy still growing at a healthy rate with little inflationary pressure.

The market’s recovery from last year’s sharp decline has been surprisingly swift, pointing to a U.S. economy still growing at a healthy rate with little inflationary pressure.

February 11, 2019

Family Charters: A Guiding Light for Managing Family Businesses and Other Property

Jointly-owned family property, like a business or vacation home, can create family tension. To keep the peace, Partner Pierre duPont suggests creating a family charter.

Jointly-owned family property, like a business or vacation home, can create family tension. To keep the peace, Partner Pierre duPont suggests creating a family charter.

January 31, 2019

February 2019 Economic Outlook

Global growth is slowing; how much it slows may depend in part on China’s expansionary policies & capital spending in the U.S. Get more economic and investment insights in our February outlook.

Global growth is slowing; how much it slows may depend in part on China’s expansionary policies & capital spending in the U.S. Get more economic and investment insights in our February outlook.

January 28, 2019

2019 Investment Outlook

Attached is the 2019 Outlook and a look back at 2018.

Attached is the 2019 Outlook and a look back at 2018.

January 17, 2019

2019 Economic & Market Outlook Conference Call

What’s in store for 2019? Our CIO, Ben Pace shares his insights about the probability of a recession, future interest rate hikes, trade tensions and global growth.

What’s in store for 2019? Our CIO, Ben Pace shares his insights about the probability of a recession, future interest rate hikes, trade tensions and global growth.

January 3, 2019

Fourth Quarter Market Commentary

Few markets were spared from the corrective declines of the fourth quarter as the slowdown in global growth heightened concerns about impending recessions in a number of economies around the world.

Few markets were spared from the corrective declines of the fourth quarter as the slowdown in global growth heightened concerns about impending recessions in a number of economies around the world.

December 20, 2018

Markets Delivering a Message

Most equity markets in the developed countries have experienced sharp selloffs this week although the focus has been primarily on the US. US equities are now 16% below the late September highs.

Most equity markets in the developed countries have experienced sharp selloffs this week although the focus has been primarily on the US. US equities are now 16% below the late September highs.

December 5, 2018

Populism Arrives in Mexico

President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and his brand of populism, have already begun to have a major impact on the Mexican economy. Investors in this market should proceed with caution.

President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and his brand of populism, have already begun to have a major impact on the Mexican economy. Investors in this market should proceed with caution.

December 4, 2018

December 2018 Market Commentary

U.S. equity markets fell over 3% on December 4 amid concerns the Fed may have already gone too far in tightening monetary policy and growing doubts about the recent trade talks between the U.S. and China. Learn more about what’s…

U.S. equity markets fell over 3% on December 4 amid concerns the Fed may have already gone too far in tightening monetary policy and growing doubts about the recent trade talks between the U.S. and China. Learn more about what’s driving market activity and Cerity Partners’ perspective.

December 4, 2018

Tax planning tips for $5,000 noncash charitable contributions

Unique tax-reporting rules apply when you make noncash charitable contributions of $5,000 or more. Here are some tips to help you avoid the most common mistakes.

Unique tax-reporting rules apply when you make noncash charitable contributions of $5,000 or more. Here are some tips to help you avoid the most common mistakes.

December 3, 2018

December 2018 Economic Outlook

Healthy consumer and business balance sheets should keep U.S. GDP at approximately 2.7% in 2019. Read our December Outlook for additional insights about U.S. and global markets.

Healthy consumer and business balance sheets should keep U.S. GDP at approximately 2.7% in 2019. Read our December Outlook for additional insights about U.S. and global markets.

December 3, 2018

Raising Children into Wealth

Family wealth can diminish children’s hunger to live productive lives. But it doesn’t have to. Pierre duPont, a Client Advisor in Cerity Partners’ NY office, shares ways parents can instill a healthy perspective about money, work and society.

Family wealth can diminish children’s hunger to live productive lives. But it doesn’t have to. Pierre duPont, a Client Advisor in Cerity Partners’ NY office, shares ways parents can instill a healthy perspective about money, work and society.

November 30, 2018

The Case for International Investing

Many people believe U.S. stocks always beat international stocks. But history shows the U.S. has outperformed the rest of the developed world only 56% of the time. That’s why well-diversified portfolios include global exposure.

Many people believe U.S. stocks always beat international stocks. But history shows the U.S. has outperformed the rest of the developed world only 56% of the time. That’s why well-diversified portfolios include global exposure.

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Bloomfield Hills

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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Chicago

227 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60606

Chicago

65 E Wacker Pl
Chicago, IL 60601

Cleveland

Terminal Tower
50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113

Denver

4725 S Monaco St
Denver, CO 80237

Fort Worth

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Fort Worth, TX 76107

Los Angeles

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Louisville

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Suite 120
Louisville, CO 80027

New York

335 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017

Orange County

3200 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626