Investor Takeaways

While our quarterly letters generally serve to inform investors of market events that influence shorter-term decisions, it is equally (and perhaps more) important to remember that investing to manage family wealth is a long-term activity. In this regard, we would like to take this opportunity to reiterate a few of our longer-term investing tenets that we employ when managing client assets: 

• Remain patient and disciplined and resist the urge to chase yield and return 

• When valuations are high relative to history, understand that return expectations for the future are generally lower than if assets were more fairly valued 

• Thoughtful portfolio diversification provides downside protection in periods of volatility 

Additionally, below are several observations that are currently driving our investment philosophy for the remainder of 2017: 

• Investors should seek to capture excess return in niche and opportunistic strategies that profit from market inefficiencies and illiquidity premiums (e.g., certain private equity and private debt strategies) 

• Public fixed income appears overvalued, forward return expectations are low and structural liquidity challenges may magnify volatility 

• Investors should maintain a healthy cash position to capitalize on volatility as the opportunity cost for holding cash remains historically low 

Our short- to medium-term asset class perspectives are below: 

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