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THE INVESTOR QUARTERLY: MARKET COMMENTARY AND INVESTMENT PERSPECTIVE

The first calendar quarter of 2017 saw a continuation of the prior quarter’s positive performance in most capital markets, with global equity markets delivering further gains, and extending the equity markets’ rally that accelerated in the last two months of 2016 (a.k.a. “the Trump Bump”). Domestic and developed foreign equity markets around the globe delivered solid, mid-single-digit returns last quarter, with most of those gains gleaned in the first two months of the new calendar year. Momentum in the stock markets cooled in March, as investors’ sentiment reached dangerously high levels, leaving few “buyers” holding capital on the sidelines, and
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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: EMBRACING EFFICIENCY

For the more than two decades, the concepts of “quality” and “efficiency” have been woven into the operational fabric of major global companies. Six Sigma and ISO 9000 have had profound impacts on several industries – most notably manufacturing and shipping/distribution. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification has become an international standard in large-scale commercial and residential construction.   Read the full article in the downloadable PDF »
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