As we all anticipate what turning the page on a new calendar year will bring, there are learnings and highlights from 2020 that have deepened our well of experience for clients. Here are a few that are top-of-mind for me. Our clients have communicated that they highly value connectivity with our colleagues. Connectivity ensures that questions can be answered, information can be transferred, and timely advice can be received. By investing heavily in hardware, software, and systems in previous ... [Continue Reading]
Articles and Publications
A library of topical publications and articles written by CCM team members specifically for our clients.
There are myriad ways to describe 2020. One word that I suspect resonates for everyone is pivot. With all of the new and changing legislation last year, the CCM Tax Team analyzed and strategized and reanalyzed and restrategized on behalf of clients more times than I can count. And we suspect with the most recent election results in Georgia, we’ll continue to pivot throughout 2021. But for now, let’s start with what we know. On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated ... [Continue Reading]
In my 20 years of working as a wealth advisor for hundreds of high net worth families, I have found facilitating family meetings to be one of the most meaningful and impactful things I do. An effective family meeting opens up the lines of communication regarding a family’s shared values around money and wealth and can become an unforgettable family bonding experience paying dividends for many years into the future. Taboo Topics Handled With Care We live in a society where conversations ... [Continue Reading]
Reflecting on a year gone by is often, at least to some extent, an exercise in revisionist history. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; many of the differences between our memories and experiences are minor and inconsequential. In some cases, the variations in these realities can help us persevere and move out of the past and into future endeavors. But as investors, revising the memories of the past can be problematic and potentially hinder future success. Behavioral finance is the study of ... [Continue Reading]
Many market commentators are clamoring over the recent performance of markets as they respond to positive vaccine news and clarity around the outcome of our presidential election. These events have driven stock markets higher, notably small value stocks. Using Russell index data, we’ve seen small value companies rise 23.6% from October 1 through November 30, while large growth stocks have risen by 6.5%. 1 This outperformance of small value by 17.1% over such a short period has commentators ... [Continue Reading]