Monthly Archives: April 2018

Why is Downside Protection so Important?

Behavioral economics tells us that people feel the pain of a loss more deeply than they feel the pleasure of a gain. For this reason, risk aversion is common among investors, as we try to avoid that pain. But there is a mathematical reason painful losses feel more impactful than gains; the return percentage needed to make up for a loss can be significantly greater than the loss itself. Read more »

Arnerich Massena Sponsors the Rose Villa Foundation’s Jungle Adventure, Coming up on May 4

The Rose Villa Foundation is hosting its 2018 fundraising event, Jungle Adventure, on Friday, May 4, featuring an evening of cool cocktails, scrumptious cuisine, silent and live auctions, games, raffles, and more! Proceeds help provide critical financial assistance for housing and support of Rose Villa residents who outlive their resources. Read more »

Arnerich Massena Sponsors Cascade Pacific Council’s Eagle Scout Celebration

On April 17, local Eagle Scouts gathered to honor Jeff Pinneo, this year’s Distinguished Eagle Scout Award Recipient. Presented by Brad Tilden, Honorary Event Chairman and current Chairman, President, and CEO of Alaska Air Group (and previous recipient of the award), the award acknowledges Eagle Scouts who have received national-level recognition, fame, or demonstrated eminence within their field, and have a strong record of voluntary service to the community. The evening also honored the 2017 class of 514 Eagle Scouts and ten Eagle Scout scholarship award recipients. Read more »

A Sea Change in Volatility?

After hitting an all-time low in 2017, investor expectations of stock market volatility have started to rise this year. While these market jitters are at least partly due to eventful headlines, there’s another, more fundamental explanation that may be playing a role: The Federal Reserve’s decision to reduce its bond holdings may be contributing to increased volatility in the stock market. Read more »

Picnic with the Imani Winds with Chamber Music Northwest

Chamber Music Northwest hosts its annual fundraising gala on April 21, 2018 at the Altabira City Tavern & Hotel Eastlund Ballroom. Event-goers will enjoy an old-fashioned indoor picnic and then a concert with wind quintet Imani Winds. The New-York-based group travel around the world dazzling audiences with music that bridges classical, American, African, and Latin American traditions. Read more »

Arnerich Massena Announces New Leadership of Wealth Management: Reegan Rae Promoted to Managing Director

We’re pleased to announce that Reegan Rae, CPWA®, has been promoted to managing director of Wealth Management. Ms. Rae will be responsible for the strategic development of the firm’s Wealth Management Division, providing oversight of the firm’s services to private clients. Ms. Rae is a principal of the firm and sits on the company’s Board of Directors. She will also continue to serve Arnerich Massena clients in her role as a senior investment advisor. Read more »