Overview

Serving on the investment committee or leadership team of a foundation, endowment or charity is the ultimate act of stewardship. In these roles, board members must protect the financial interests of the organization, abide by all relevant regulation and set a course that future stewards can follow.

We help these non-profit entities and their leaders by acting as a fiduciary to the fiduciaries. In addition to providing investment advice and portfolio management, LBA shares our experience and independent perspective to help committee members implement practices that promote efficient operation and inform prudent decision making.

An important element of this work is establishing an investment policy statement (IPS). The IPS acts as a roadmap for the committee, describing the organization’s investment strategy, goals and constraints. Once an IPS is in place, it guides the committee in asset allocation, security selection and other critical decisions. Further, it provides continuity and clarity as board member terms expire and new members join the board.

Perspectives

LBA Monthly View | January 2023

– Notable: Price of eggs, oil demand, builder cancellations
– Company Highlights: Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon
– On Our Minds: Not Out of the Woods Yet

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LBA Monthly View | December 2022

– Notable: Holiday song streaming, cash trends, end of an era for Boeing
– Company Highlights: Johnson & Johnson, Home Depot, Visa, ConocoPhillips, Nestlé S.A.
– On Our Minds: World Cup Economics

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Reflections & Observations: Watershed Moments

In this newsletter edition we cover the following:
– Staying Invested Part II
– Leading Economic Indicators
– IoT and Data Usage
– Revocable Trusts
– Assisted Living
– Recommended Read: The Good Life

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Staying Invested Part II

In our spring newsletter, we emphasized the importance of staying invested over the long term by (1) illustrating the outsized impact of the stock market’s best days and (2) explaining how staying invested increases the likelihood of positive returns. While our analysis last spring focused on the broader implications of a long-term strategy, the strategy only works if the security you are holding is a quality company with durable, competitive advantages that drive success in both strong and weak markets.

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