We are excited to announce that Bryan Shipley, CFA, CAIA has been named co-chief investment officer of the firm. He will serve alongside Tony Arnerich and share the responsibilities of chief investment officer, providing thought leadership and overseeing the firm’s investment strategy. Tony Arnerich has been working with Bryan for many years and has selected him to help drive the company’s investment approach into the future. Mr. Shipley, who joined Arnerich Massena in 2003, has had a key role in the development and maintenance of the firm’s investment philosophy and research process as head of traditional and real assets, and the move to co-CIO is a natural progression of his work. With a distinguished career of more than 19 years, Mr. Shipley is an accomplished and seasoned investment professional.
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There is nothing more terrifying to a young attorney than making a clerical error that ends up wasting a lot of the senior partners’ billable time. This is a difficult risk to manage, as every case has its own set of issues and deadlines, many of which the firm may be liable for if not handled properly. The one that got me as a young associate attorney was a missed estate tax deadline. Thankfully for me, so many attorneys across the country made the same error (and continue to do so), that the IRS has provided a “do-over” for all estates of individuals who have passed away since 2011. With the new IRS rules now in place, this error never would have happened. Read more
Putting Your Mission First: Why non-profits are choosing discretionary advisory services is the newest white paper offering from Arnerich Massena, providing research and a discussion about how a discretionary model of investment advisory services can benefit non-profit organizations. “A growing number of non-profit organizations are switching to a discretionary approach to investment services,” says Terri Schwartz, managing director of business development and contributor to the paper. “We want to help organizations understand why the shift is happening and what it may mean for them.” Read more
Break out the derby hats and fancy summer clothes! Polo Noir is coming up on August 12, 2017 at the Hidden Creek Polo Club in West Linn, Oregon. This second annual Portland polo event promises to be festive and full of excitement. Activities will begin at noon and stretch into the evening, including two polo matches, a divot stomp, music, food, and Oregon wine. Polo Noir will feature a live musical performance from Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers and Redray Frazier! As with last year’s event, Polo Noir is committed to supporting the Children’s Cancer Association and Harper’s Playground. Read more
“Portland investment advisory firm Arnerich Massena helps high net worth clients grow their assets. Then, when it’s time, Arnerich Massena helps them share the wealth.” The Oregon Business Magazine article, featured in the June issue, illustrates two pathways for making an impact: philanthropic giving and impact investing, and explains how Arnerich Massena facilitates both. Read more
The new lawsuit against the University of Chicago filed by retirement plan participants on May 18 in Illinois can serve as a reminder of the critical importance of fiduciary responsibility. Plaintiffs are suing the University of Chicago for breach of fiduciary duty, alleging that the college failed in its fiduciary duty, resulting in excessive administrative and investment fees and fund underperformance. The University of Chicago’s retirement plans in aggregate have over $3 billion in assets and more than 36,000 participants.