COVID-19. Brexit. The war in Ukraine. The debt ceiling. Certain events grab our attention. Headlines and talking heads inform, investigate, and instill fear and uncertainty. Investors can’t help but wonder what is happening. What does this mean for me? Should I DO...
2023 Capital Markets Forecast
At times it is helpful to reflect on the past and evaluate what has changed. In 2022, we anticipated that inflation would peak, interest rates would rise globally, growth would moderate, and evaluating environmental, social, and governance factors in...
Podcast – August 5, 2022: Private Debt
This brief podcast featuring Chief Investment Officer, Jennifer Leonard, and Senior Research Analyst, Matt Kukla, provides an overview of the private debt asset class and its role in client portfolios.
Podcast – July 11, 2022: Market Trends and Portfolio Positioning
This brief podcast featuring Chief Investment Officer, Jennifer Leonard, covers some of the factors contributing to the market volatility and how we are responding in client portfolios.
Podcast – May 31, 2022: The Fixed Income Markets
This brief podcast featuring Chief Investment Officer, Jennifer Leonard, and Senior Research Analyst, Robin Meyer, covers some of the current challenges and opportunities in the fixed income markets.
This is a Test. This is Only a Test.
It has been a while since we have been tested like this. While we have experienced a few downturns in the past decade, there has been nothing like the current market environment. With the spread of COVID-19 in February 2020 into a global phenomenon, risk assets fell...
Podcast – May 3, 2022: Non-US Equity Performance in 1Q 2022
This brief podcast featuring Chief Investment Officer, Jennifer Leonard, and Senior Research Analyst, Jared Hobson, covers some of the issues that contributed to the underperformance of the non-US equity asset class. Jared also discusses some of the opportunities...
1Q 2022 Capital Markets Update
1Q 2022 saw war in Ukraine increase volatility and negatively impact most markets except for some commodities, inflation continue to increase, economic growth moderate, and short-term yields rise causing the yield curve to invert at times. We examine these themes in...
Podcast – April 4, 2022: Syntrinsic’s 2022 Capital Market Views
This brief podcast featuring Anna Todorova, Chief of Staff, and Akasha Absher, President, covers a description of Syntrinsic's Capital Markets Forecast, the key points from the 2022 Forecast, Syntrinsic's views on the impact of the Russia/Ukraine crisis, and what this...
Freedom + Responsibility
As a country, how do we balance our quest for personal freedom with our shared responsibility for each other?
Syntrinsic Announces Akasha Absher as Equity Owner
Absher joined Syntrinsic in 2013 and oversees the firm’s efforts to provide investment advice and strategic consulting to private foundations, public charities and philanthropic private clients.
Perseverance, Partnerships, and Innovation in the time of COVID
Nonprofit organizations are on the frontlines responding to the COVID-19 crisis by providing communities with programming, services, and support even as they as businesses navigate changing business models and priorities.