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The Shifting Dynamics of Global Oil Markets

August 29th, 2019|News|

For nearly 60 years, global oil markets have been largely influenced by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The combined oil production of the 14-member-nation group makes up about 30% of the world’s total production, with Saudi Arabia representing over a third of that production.

The Valuation Conundrum

July 17th, 2019|Market Insights|

Global equity markets are up significantly in 2019 as they continue to rebound from last year's sharp selloff. The S&P 500 index reclaimed new highs on its way to a 19% gain in the first half of 2019, the Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose by 17% and the global MSCI All Country index advanced by 14%.

Multigenerational Wealth

July 12th, 2019|News|

Multigenerational wealth — an aspiration for most high-net-worth individuals — requires sensitivity to a variety of complex financial planning issues.

Checklist for a Smooth Estate Transition

June 7th, 2019|News|

Not long ago, during an estate plan review for a prospective Whittier Trust client, the firm’s representatives discovered an important issue. The potential client’s child from his first marriage was set up to take over his business — in which he’d given his second wife voting control.