Research and Commentaries

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: Jennifer Leonard and Jared Hobson discuss 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: Anna Todorova and Akasha Absher discuss 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...

Does Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Change Our Investment View?

In addition to being a human rights travesty and geopolitical game-changer, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24 introduced widespread volatility across the markets, with notable asset price movements in commodities, fixed income, and global equities. It can be...

Disentangling Inflation

Pandemics have existed throughout history, yet in many ways, it seems we felt we were immune from such calamities given our lack of preparedness. Since the occurrence of the Spanish Flu in the early 1900s, there has not been a pandemic of such scale in modern times....

Quality Matters

Someone approaches you with an offer. They want to sell you part of their company. You take a quick look at their metrics. They’ve got more debt than they can afford, especially if interest rates rise. Cash flow is weak and there is little prospect for meaningful...

Jennifer Leonard Joins Syntrinsic as Chief Investment Officer

Denver, CO (April 1, 2021) - Syntrinsic is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Leonard, CFA, to our team as Chief Investment Officer. Jennifer’s 20 years of research and due diligence experience will deepen Syntrinsic’s research capacity, particularly in traditional and...


Inflation is an insidious enemy to mission-oriented investors because it chips away at the value of investments, acting as a kind of silent tax, reducing the value of grants, programs, and operating budgets.

Freedom + Responsibility

As a country, how do we balance our quest for personal freedom with our shared responsibility for each other?

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