Financial Advisor


FEBRUARY 2020

In Search of Quality-Compounder Companies in the Asian Equity Markets

US equity multiples are at historically elevated levels. With the S&P 500's impressive 30% return in 2019, a majority of that return derived from multiple expansion. As global investors, the Athena Research team wondered whether there might be a market where the potential for shareholder value creation is comparable to that of the US, but with more favorable valuations?

JANUARY 2020

Part I: Record Economic Expansion and Reduced Recession Indicators Drive Consensus Views for 2020

Doug Cohen, managing director, portfolio management introduces us to consensus views for 2020 that prolong the longest US economic expansion on record extending into its 12th year. New year consensuses favor dwindling recession indicators and stabilized credit conditions. In Part I of his observations, Doug also shares his take on the Fed, election odds, and investor sentiments around the bull market.

JANUARY 2020

Part II: Record Economic Expansion and Reduced Recession Indicators Drive Consensus Views for 2020

In the second and final synopses of his market outlook, Doug Cohen, managing director, portfolio management addresses lingering consensuses surrounding geopolitical shocks, overseas market performance, stocks and earnings, and trade policy concerns.

DECEMBER 2019

Diversity and Inclusion: Not Optional

Anna Kastrilevich, senior research associate, explores how promoting workplace diversity and inclusion can have material business consequences beyond the value of taking a moral stance.

OCTOBER 2019

Quality and "The Middle Way" of Investing

Erick Rawlings, managing director, research, delves into the idea of quality investing. Rawlings contextualizes the underlying thesis by comparing it to the more well-defined styles of value and growth with hypothetical scenarios.
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