NorthStar Blog

10
Jul

Sir John Templeton: The Humble Approach

Content Provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT – Chief Investment Officer One of the most important days in my development as an investment manager occurred in the spring of 1987. It was during my undergraduate days at Babson College. It was Founder’s Day, which is Babson’s oldest tradition, a day established to recognize the school’s...
10
Jul

Behind the Scenes: What’s Included in an Eclipse Consulting Session

Sometimes, you need a more personal touch to use technology to its fullest potential. On day two of our most recent Eclipse + Communities Summit in Omaha, we dedicated the entire day to 1:1 meetings with our advisors. Here’s a behind the scenes look at what goes on during an Eclipse consulting session.

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06
Jul

The Rock Stars at CLS Investments

Content Provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT – Chief Investment Officer When I was at Fidelity Investments (FMR Co) back in the 1990s, legendary investor Peter Lynch had moved on, but the culture he helped create, one fully dedicated to active management and high performance, was still in place. Fidelity hired the best and brightest...
05
Jul

Orion Rundown: New Ways to Pay for Ascent, ASTRO Out of BETA, Tech Tips and More!

You may have noticed that we changed the name of this email from the “Orion Bi-Weekly” to the “Orion Rundown.” As we continue to enhance Orion to better meet your needs, we’ll provide you with a rundown of what you need to know, every other week!

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29
Jun

Behind the (Research) Curtain

Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CFA, CAIA, Portfolio Manager There are five areas of analysis we utilize to review investment ideas (see our Risk Budgeting White Paper pages 9-10). To help our readers understand these analyses and our investment processes, let’s take a look at a real life example applicable to many, if not all,...
29
Jun

Key Takeaways From the Eclipse + Communities Summit: Omaha

Day one of our Eclipse + Communities Summit in Omaha covered a wide range of trading topics. Here’s what you need to know from our training sessions.

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28
Jun

Tariffs: Market & Economy Implications

What has Happened? President Trump has officially imposed a 25% tariff on steel imports, and 10% on aluminum, from everywhere in the world (pending some exemptions). Reasoning for these tariffs is a belief that other countries’ current trade practices are a threat to national security, as well as to save U.S. jobs. Several countries influenced...
25
Jun

Writing Tips for Investment Professionals

Content Provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT – Chief Investment Officer When I began my career in the investment industry nearly 30 years ago, I never would have guessed I would write as much as I have. I have written everything from market reviews every 20 minutes (!) to weekly, monthly, and quarterly commentary, and...
19
Jun

Tech Tip Tuesday: Archive Reports, File 13F Reports, and Restore Canceled Accounts

We want to provide our clients with the resources needed to get the most out of the Orion Connect platform. To do this, our subject matter experts have highlighted some best practices to help solve everyday issues and continue growing your business quickly and at scale.

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18
Jun

Expected Stock Market Returns = World Cup Champion?

Content Provided by Michael Hadden – Junior Research Analyst The world’s attention will stay tuned to Russia over the next month as the 2018 World Cup has officially begun. The 2014 World Cup final alone drew more than a billion viewers, with the entire competition reaching an in-home audience of 3.2 billion people. There’s no...