Since our last quarterly commentary, the stock market has continued to increase without much pause. Here’s a report card detailing the spectacular returns we saw in investment markets in the fourth quarter and the full year:
One of the items propelling U.S. equity prices higher is a major Federal tax overhaul bill that went into law, effective January 1st of this year. We have analyzed the tax changes and, while there are some adjustments at the individual income tax level, the only change we’d consider “major” is the permanent corporate tax rate cut from […]
The Partners Group, a leading Northwest based provider of employee benefits, insurance and financial consulting services, is excited to be named as one of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, an award based solely on employee feedback.
Seattle Business Magazine salutes Washington’s award-winning companies who set the standard for leadership, benefits, work environment, training programs and more. The 100 Best Companies to Work For award is achieved by employees participating in an anonymous, extensive survey that focuses on company qualities such as: values, execution, leadership and culture.
What is it we can learn from the last market downturn and subsequent recovery?
The stock market has been doing very well lately and continues the advance that began eight years ago. On March 9th, 2009, in the depths of the great recession, the S&P 500 touched 666, representing a 58% decline from the prior peak of 1,576 in October, 2007. As of writing this, the S&P 500 sits at 2,375, an impressive 257% increase from the bottom and a 51% increase over the prior peak. These returns are even higher when adjusted for dividends.
The Partners Group Employees Help Store to Door Give Independence to Seniors and People With Disabilities
The Partners Group employees shop to help seniors and people with disabilities as part of the holiday volunteering program at The Partners Group. The employees helped 93 home-bound seniors and people with disabilities receive their food and medications for the week by shopping for their items at Fred Meyer. The organization will then deliver the items to those who requested the orders.
The Partners Group employees spent the day packaging oatmeal as part of the holiday volunteering program at The Partners Group. Employees helped package 8,840 meals of oatmeal, which equaled 140 meals packaged per employee.
While working to eliminate hunger in Oregon, the Oregon Food Bank addresses the root causes of hunger through public policy, nutrition and garden education, and public awareness. Today the Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. The Oregon Food Bank distributes food through a statewide network of 21 regional food […]