An End to a Miserable 2022 Brings Risks and Opportunities for Investors

Markets continued their rally from recent lows through October and November but have struggled as we end the year so far through December. Many of the key drivers remain the same, with decades-high inflation forcing the Federal Reserve and central banks around the world to raise interest rates and tighten monetary conditions at a historic … Continued

Tips to Make Year End Giving Simple

This time of year is often called the Season of Giving, and not just because of the lovingly wrapped presents we give to family and friends at Christmas. In fact, 37% of all charitable giving occurs in the fourth quarter, with December accounting for over 20% of total donations for the year. Economic and demographic … Continued

Increase Your Cybersecurity with a Few Simple Steps

When we think about October, we often think about fall or the knowledge that Christmas will be upon us soon. Since October 2004, it has also served as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year’s campaign theme is “See Yourself in Cyber.” Due to our ever-connectedness through smartphones, tablets and computers, cybersecurity is becoming even more critical. New Covenant … Continued

Investment Stewardship Impact Update 2022

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a long history of responsible investing practices, or values-based investing. This dates back to a policy adopted by the General Assembly in 1971. The policy statement included a discussion about investments being “an instrument of mission and includes theological, social and economic considerations.” The basis for this belief is that … Continued