Author Archives: Jillian Perkins

About Jillian Perkins

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Zero Mass Water Hits the News in Cape Town, South Africa

The news about Zero Mass Water (one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager) is traveling fast around the world. The company’s revolutionary Source hydropanels have been featured in the Cape Argus News from Cape Town, South Africa, with  “#EveryDropCounts: Solar panel extracts water from air” by Joseph Booysen. The hydropanels are now in use in Cape Town, helping to push back the possibility of a “Day Zero,” when fresh drinking water could be unavailable. Read more »

Fishpeople Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur News Director Stephen Bronner has been speaking with food entrepreneurs in his column, “The Digest.” In this issue, “How This Entrepreneur Behind a Multimillion-Dollar Company is Disrupting the Seafood Industry,” he speaks with Duncan Berry, co-founder of Fishpeople Seafood, one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager and affiliate. “Duncan Berry spent his teenage years in the 1960s fishing salmon out of the Pacific Ocean on his family’s commercial vessel,” Bronner writes. “Some 50 years later, he’s aiming to change the entire seafood industry with his company Fishpeople. Read more »

This has never happened before! There are more job openings than unemployed workers

It’s the first time on record that the number of available jobs has exceeded the number of unemployed workers in the United States. The number of jobs available in April rose to 6.7 million, or one job for every 0.95 jobless workers. Compare this to 2009, during the Great Recession, when there were 6.7 unemployed workers for every available job.  The unemployment rate of 3.8% is the lowest it’s been since December 1969. Read more »

FAANG Stocks: Dominating a Concentrated Market

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (of parent company Alphabet) — ten years ago, we could barely imagine the extent to which these behemoths would dominate our lives and the stock market. Now, these five companies have grown so large and powerful, they are deeply enmeshed in our everyday existence. And, some say this small handful of companies has provided much of the power behind the market over the past few years. Do they exert an outsized force on the stock market, and what does that mean for investors? Read more »

Going Global: The Importance of Global Diversification

For U.S. investors thirty years ago, diversification was as simple as making sure your portfolio combined both stocks and bonds, with some variety in the sizes of the companies in which you invested. But we have all seen how much the world has changed since that time. One of the most significant changes for investors is gaining access to the economic opportunities outside of the United States. Read more »

Arnerich Massena I AM Learning Partnership Will Host Soup for the Soul

On May 18, Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership will be partnering with Imperfect Produce to host “Soup for the Soul,” a school/community carnival to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. This student-led fair will take place at Irvington Elementary (1320 NE Brazee St.) from 3-5pm on Friday, May 18, and is open to community members with a $5 entry fee. Event-goers can enjoy crafts for sale, raffles, games, and soup (details below) – and all proceeds will help the Oregon Food Bank in its mission to end hunger. To top it off, Tony and Christine Arnerich will match the carnival funds, doubling our donation to the Oregon Food Bank! Read more »

Arnerich Massena Volunteers Help Out at Oregon Food Bank

Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership organized a volunteer event, bringing together students from the program and employees of the firm to sort and box food donations for the Oregon Food Bank. On May 3, the group spent the morning working hard (and having some fun) on their project for the day, sorting apples. And what a lucky day it was to be there; Oregon Senator Ron Wyden made a surprise appearance! It being his birthday, the volunteers regaled him with song, and he expressed his gratitude for their service in helping to address hunger. Read more »

Fishpeople Seafood’s Salmon Seafood Kit on The Today Show’s “Eat This, Not That!”

David Zinczenko of The Today Show’sEat This, Not That” shares Fishpeople Seafood’s Meyer Lemon & Herb Panko Wild Alaskan Salmon Kit on the April 30 show. (Fishpeople is one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager and affiliate.) For this show, editors headed to the freezer aisle to “find the very best, healthiest meals made with the cleanest ingredients.” With 27 grams of protein and only 240 calories per serving, Fishpeople’s salmon kit makes a great, healthy meal of sustainable seafood. “You want something that gives you peace of mind,” Zinczenko remarks. Read more »