DowDuPont is Heading for a Historic Split. Early Results Have Been Poor. Will These Massive Spin-offs Work?

Philadelphia Inquirer—“They are taking $3 billion in costs out of the combined companies,” dividends are high, “and yet the underperformance, it’s been painful,” Hank Smith, Co-Chief Investment Officer, said of DowDuPont in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on the company spin-off. Click to read article

2019-06-04T15:35:11+00:00June 4th, 2019|

The Market has the Fed Trade Wrong, Next Move Will Be a Hike: CNBC Survey

CNBC—John Donaldson, Vice President and Director of Fixed Income, weighed in on the likelihood of a rate hike in the most recent CNBC Fed Survey. “The most likely course is no policy action, neither a cut nor an increase. Therefore, bond yields are likely near the low end of their trading range for the year,” [...]

2019-05-01T20:19:39+00:00May 1st, 2019|

The Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2019 Forty Under 40

Philadelphia Business Journal—David Peppard, Vice President & Portfolio Manager, was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2019 Forty Under 40. David was chosen from nearly 400 nominees for this honor, which recognizes current and future leaders, under the age of 40, who are proven performers in their respective industries and communities. Click to read article [...]

2019-04-18T12:25:30+00:00April 16th, 2019|

Share Rally Cools as Trump Turns Trade Heat on Europe

Reuters—Uncertainty over tariffs and trade between the United States and China have dented business confidence and led corporate investment to dry up, Hank Smith, co-chief investment officer, told Reuters. “Business investment is now being put on hold because of the uncertainty around tariffs,” he said. Click to read article

2019-04-10T18:56:12+00:00April 10th, 2019|

U.S. Economic Growth is Likely to Slow Sharply This Year and Next

CNBC—Co-CIO Hank Smith weighed in on CNBC’s Fed Survey, "If Trump wants to be a two-term president, he needs to make a China trade deal and start lowering tariffs across the board. This will cause business confidence to rise and capital spending to increase, stimulating the economy." Click to read article

2019-03-20T15:23:56+00:00March 19th, 2019|

Own Your Financial Literacy

Heels of Success—On the heels of International Women’s Day, President Binney Wietlisbach was interviewed by the President and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Madeline Bell, about the importance of women taking a more active role in their financial security. “I always tell men and women that managing your finances is not a responsibly you [...]

2019-03-12T19:00:03+00:00March 11th, 2019|

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