Category Archives: Investment News

The Unintended Consequences of This Century and How Impact Investing Will Change the Next Century

A century ago, it would have been nearly impossible to envision the world as it is today. Who could have imagined our communication and transportation technologies, from supersonic jets to cell phones? Consider the impact of the internet and automation, robots and artificial intelligence. But perhaps most unimaginable of all are the drastic changes to the planet and the massive growth in population over just the last half-century. Who could have foreseen the issues we face trying to provide access to clean water and air, the damage done to our oceans and rivers, the depletion of the topsoil? And most would not have been able to conceive of 7 ½ billion people sharing the globe. Read more »

Is the FAANG Phenomenon Sustainable?

We recently wrote about the FAANG stocks, and the degree to which they currently dominate the stock market. These five companies — Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (parent company Alphabet) — represent more than 12% of the S&P 500 Index, and more than 27% of the NASDAQ. This raises two important issues: the first is simply the concentration of the public stock market, which we discussed in our recent post. The second is the growth curve of these behemoths; can they sustain their massive growth, and for how long? Read more »

Zero Mass Water in the News in the Philippines

Cody Friesen, CEO of Zero Mass Water (one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager) appeared on ABS-CBN News, which is based in Manila in the Philippines. The report, “Firm harvests drinking water from atmosphere,” features Zero Mass Water’s revolutionary Source hydropanels, and how they are now in use in the Philippines. In the in-depth 11-minute interview, Friesen discusses the details of how the panels work and how they are changing the world. Read more »

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 »

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 »