Research and Commentaries

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?

Syntrinsic Announces Phil Kirshman Joining the Firm

Denver, CO (Nov. 18, 2020) -- Syntrinsic announces that Phil Kirshman will join the company as Chief Investment Officer, effective December 1, 2020. Kirshman will oversee investment strategy and manager due diligence for Syntrinsic’s Investment Committee and...

What is the Market Saying?

What does the performance of the US stock market in 2020 tell us about the strength of US companies and confidence of equity investors? It depends on how you slice it. The market-weighted S&P 500 is up 5.6% from January 1 to September 30. Not bad, all things...

Responding to Crisis

Many institutional investment advisors, including Syntrinsic, anticipate lower capital market returns over the next decade due to the long-term economic ramifications of the pandemic. With these lower return expectations, many nonprofit organizations are wrestling...

Increased Volatility in the Markets

September has been an intense month and a rollercoaster for the equity markets. On one hand, there is some good economic data. On the other hand, the U.S. Federal Reserve (FED), the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and the S&P 500 seem to be indicating...


My family recently had the opportunity to go on a guided fishing trip at Blue Mesa Reservoir. Spanning 20 miles in Gunnison County, Blue Mesa is Colorado’s largest body of water and one of the largest high altitude bodies of water in the United States. It is also home...

Investing for Economic Justice

The events of the last few months with the shootings of unarmed black men and a woman and the extreme health crisis leading to continued economic disparity for women and people of color (higher unemployment rates1 and intensifying income inequality2) have resurfaced...

2020 Mid-Year Capital Markets Forecast

2020 Capital Markets Forecast

2020 Hindsight

Gender Lens Investing

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