Category Archives: Economic trends

Arnerich Massena Brings Impact Investing Experts to Portland for a Learn Share Connect Impact Investing Forum

Arnerich Massena gathered together three of our Approved Impact Investment Managers, along with a representative from the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), to provide investors with context and information about the opportunities in impact investing. In hosting this exciting forum, we hoped to offer both a broad overview of impact investing, as well as dive into some of the specific opportunities our managers are finding in the impact and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) universe. We assembled at Portland’s Multnomah Athletic Club on November 13 for lunch, discussion, and roundtables. The event was a tremendous success, offering attendees the opportunity not just to hear from our investment managers, but to sit down and ask them questions directly. Read more »

Sustainable Investing is Seeing Incredible Growth

2019 is on track to triple the previous annual record for inflows into sustainable and ESG mutual funds and ETFs. We’ll take a look at the rapidly growing popularity of impact investing and what it means for the investment landscape.

Morningstar reports that 2019 has seen record fund flows into sustainable and ESG investments. The calendar-year record to date was in 2018, with just over $5.5 billion in assets going into sustainable investments, and no quarter (before this year) had seen inflows greater than $2 billion. But in 2019, each of the first three quarters has been marked by more than $4 billion in funds headed into sustainable mutual funds and ETFs. This year as a whole is likely to triple the previous record. Read more »

Unicorns: Putting Things in Perspective

According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, the definition of a unicorn is:

  1. a) a mythical, usually white animal generally depicted with the body and head of a horse with long flowing mane and tail and a single often spiraled horn in the middle of the forehead
  2. b) or something unusual, rare, or unique

The term unicorn has a different meaning in the investment world. In the venture capital industry, a unicorn refers to any tech startup company that reaches a $1 billion dollar market value as determined by private or public investment. The term was originally coined by Aileen Lee, founder of Cowboy Ventures. Read more »

Watch Arnerich Massena’s Third Quarter 2019 MarketCast


Arnerich Massena’s third quarter 2019 MarketCast is available for viewing. In this MarketCast, Co-CEO and co-CIO Bryan P. Shipley, CFA, CAIA, delivers a brief introduction; research analyst Ben Larsen provides a look at the third quarter of 2019, with an economic overview and market commentary, and senior wealth strategist Glen Goland, JD, CFP®, discusses what this means for client portfolios. Read more »

Watch Arnerich Massena’s Second Quarter 2019 MarketCast

Arnerich Massena’s second quarter 2019 MarketCast is available for viewing. In this MarketCast, Co-CIO Bryan P. Shipley, CFA, CAIA, delivers a brief introduction; senior research analyst Arthur Coyne, CFA, provides a look at the second quarter of 2019, with an economic overview and market commentary, and senior investment advisor Reegan Rae, CPWA®, discusses what this means for client portfolios. Read more »

Watch Arnerich Massena’s Impact Podcasts & Videos

Arnerich Massena experts bring impact investing to life in podcasts and videos. Learn about this remarkable opportunity set by hearing directly from the investment and research professionals who have been investigating impact investing for years. You’ll hear the passion and depth of knowledge firsthand, and gain a deeper understanding of the thoughtful approach and philosophy underlying Arnerich Massena’s impact investing portfolio. Click the links or access each of the videos below. Read more »

“A Decade Long Proof Statement”: Real Leaders Podcast interviews Tony Arnerich and Bryan Shipley, CFA, CAIA, about impact investing

“Opportunities are everywhere,” Tony Arnerich remarks as he launches into an in-depth discussion with Real Leaders podcast host Kevin Edwards and co-CIO Bryan Shipley, CFA, CAIA. “Let’s go, let’s start funding, let’s use our incredible analytical skills and history and experience to go sort out the nuggets in the industry that are doing something meaningful in sustainability, in socially responsible, in impact investing. We went out and found them, we funded them, we seeded them.” Tony, Bryan, and host Kevin sat down for a live interview discussing impact investing, climate change, and what it means to be a real leader in this area. Tony and Bryan shared Arnerich Massena’s impact investing story – a “decade-long proof statement” demonstrating how ten years of impact investing persistence is coming to fruition. “The great thing about today relative to the past is that the marketplace has just grown up so much – there are more vehicles for clients to invest in who have interest in the space, there’s definitely more understanding,” Bryan notes. Read more »

Tony Arnerich and Bryan Shipley, CFA, CAIA, on Real Leaders Podcast – Coming Soon!

Co-CIOs Tony Arnerich and Bryan Shipley, CFA, CAIA, were recently featured as guests on the Real Leaders podcast. They sat down with host Kevin Edwards for live interview discussing impact investing, climate change, and what it means to be a real leader in this space. Look for the full podcast coming soon; in the meantime, Real Leaders’ Kevin Edwards provides a brief recap:

The Dangerous Illusion of Recency Bias: What the past ten years won’t tell you

 

“The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes them too cheap). The Intelligent Investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.”

~Jason Zweig, The Intelligent Investor

The first quarter of 2019 marks a full ten years since the March 9, 2009 bottom of the U.S. stock market during the financial crisis. This quarter, millions of investors opened their first quarter 2019 statements to be greeted by robust ten-year performance in their U.S. stocks: Read more »