Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2015
A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO
On the economic front, things are looking up here in America. The stock market had a volatile year, yet pulled out of the downward slump with a powerful recovery. The job market is bouncing back, unemployment is down, consumer confidence is rising, new homes are under construction, small business owners are optimistic and the GDP is growing. It’s been a slow but steady recovery, and it seems that slow and steady has been winning the race in 2015.
But what about next year? With a huge field of candidates still vying for one major party’s nomination for the presidency, decisions yet to be made by the Fed, and widespread worry about terrorism and global unrest, will we see the lines on key indicator charts continue to tick upward in 2016?
For our December 2015 Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast, we invited Justin Duke, CFA, Senior Wealth Manager for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, to join us as keynote speaker. He led an insightful discussion about the economic trends we’ve witnessed in 2015, and shared some of BNY Mellon’s observations for 2016. Spoiler alert: It’s likely to be another good year. Don’t miss the summary of the discussion in this issue.
Read more in this edition of Searchlight.
In This Issue
Quarterly Spotlight Series Breakfast:
A Look Forward to 2016
This year saw positive trends in unemployment, consumer confidence, housing and many other key indicators. While it’s clear that the economic recovery is well under way, 2016 is almost upon us, with all of its uncertainties. At our recent Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast, keynote speaker Justin Duke, CFA, Senior Wealth Manager for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, shared some insight into this year’s economic climate and what we might expect in January and beyond. Read a summary of the discussion.Read More
Tips from the Leadership Coach:
Risks and Opportunities in the Coming Year
In a globally interconnected world, business opportunities abound. Yet in today’s economic and geopolitical climate, so do unprecedented risks. Global companies are proceeding with caution, seeking to continue their growth plans while adopting carefully considered strategies to minimize risks and take full advantage of opportunities. Our own Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC, Managing Director of Professional Services, explains why staying flexible and having a back-up plan are a must. Read her advice in this issue.Read More
Pearson in the Community:
A Holiday Tribute
The holiday season is the perfect reminder that it is better to give than to receive. At Pearson Partners, we embrace this philosophy all year long, encouraging our team to give back to causes they care about. In this issue, we recognize the many charitable and civic organizations to which our team members have personally lent their time, talents or financial support. Through their outstanding work within our community, they make our community a better place. See the list of organizations that are close to our hearts.Read More
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