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7 Financial Planning Lessons for Life Following COVID-19

Published on May. 25, 2021

April 2021: American Funeral Director “7 Financial Planning Lessons for Life Following COVID-19” by Tim Hermann

COVID-19 disrupted many aspects of our everyday financial lives, whether in business, personal finance or estate planning. Many of us would prefer to forget the challenges and losses of the last year and just move on. I get that – but before you wipe the slate clean to start the new year, I think it’s useful to consider what lessons we can walk away with. For savers, spenders and investors, I’ve got seven lessons to share.

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Source: Published in American Funeral Director Magazine

Jason Benowitz Featured in Reuters “US STOCKS-Wall St ticks lower in choppy trading ahead of Fed minutes”

Published on Apr. 8, 2021

Jason Benowitz Featured in Retuers “US STOCKS-Wall St ticks lower in choppy trading ahead of Fed minutes”

“The Fed leadership has generally not been concerned with the recent rise in interest rates, suggesting it reflects a pickup in growth rather than inflation. Any signs of inflation is … generally expected to be transitory,” said Jason Benowitz, senior portfolio manager at the Roosevelt Investment Group in New York.

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All-Cap Core Equity Strategy

Core Equity

All-Cap Core Equity

  • Ability to diversify across all market caps and styles.
  • Designed to capture the upside of a positive market and protect the portfolio against the downside risk of a negative market.
  • Top-down macro research process designed to identify thematic opportunities, with bottom-up research to confirm themes.
  • Target maximum portfolio exposure of 70% in any one investment style (Value/Growth) and/or market cap (Small/Mid/Large).
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Current Income Strategy


Current Income

  • Seeks to provide a sustainable and substantial income stream by maximizing annual cash flows while preserving capital.
  • Comprised of short- and intermediate-term, investment grade corporate debentures, agency obligations, and relatively liquid preferred securities. Risk controls via asset mix.
  • Clients benefit from individual security ownership, the ability to customize, and the flexibility to address specific tax concerns.
  • Managed in a benchmark agnostic fashion, CIP is diversified across industries, maturities and issuers with an initial target maximum of 4% per issuer.
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Select Equity Strategy

Select Equity


Select Equity

  • Seeks long-term capital appreciation.
  • Equity portfolio diversified across sectors, market capitalizations, and styles.
  • Intensive screening for secondary and tertiary beneficiaries of broader thematic changes.
  • Ability to incorporate risk management tools as potential hedge against bear market declines.
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Core Fixed Income Strategy

Core Fixed Income

Fixed Income

Core Fixed Income

  • Comprised of U.S. Treasuries, U.S. Agencies, and Corporate debentures.
  • Focus on high credit ratings to minimize risk.
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Preferred Securities Strategy

Preferred Securities


Preferred Securities

  • An enhanced yield and liquidity management solution for use in the context of a fixed income asset allocation.
  • Comprised on average of about 15-25 relatively liquid preferred securities (predominately investment grade) with an average weighting of about 2-5%.
  • Seek to avoid uncertainties associated with legacy LIBOR contracts and the uncertainty regarding the scheduled termination of the LIBOR benchmark rate in December 2021.
  • The portfolio is designed to benefit from the tax advantages of ‘qualified income’. It is our intention to invest nearly all the portfolio (80-90%) in securities which pay interest with qualified tax treatment.
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February 2021 Memorial Business Journal: “Financial Market Update: What Will 2021 Bring?” by John Roscoe

Published on Feb. 14, 2021

February 2021: John Roscoe Featured in Memorial Business Journal “Financial Market Update: What Will 2021 Bring?”

To paraphrase a famous line by author Charles Dickens: “2020 was the best of times, and it was the worst of times.” In fact, 2020 might end up being recorded as one of the wildest in history for investors.

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Jason Benowitz Featured in TD Ameritrade Network “On the State of the Economic Recovery”

Published on Feb 12, 2021

Jason Benowitz Featured in TD Ameritrade Network “On the State of the Economic Recovery”

Jason Benowitz says that the path of the economy and capital markets will be determined by the path of the virus as the Fed and its global brethren continue to backstop the capital markets.

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The securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for client accounts. The reader should not assume that an investment in the securities identified was or will be profitable.

Reddit Mania Overshadows Outstanding Earnings Season for Tech

Published on Feb. 6, 2021

Febuary 2021 Jason Benowitz’s commentary featured in Bloomberg: “Reddit Mania Overshadows Outstanding Earnings Season for Tech”

Anyone distracted by the Reddit-fueled circus in stocks this month may have missed an important fundamental story: A stellar earnings season for technology companies that helped the group’s shares outperform the market once again.

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