We are now more than halfway through the year and the stock market continues the ascent that began in 2009. One of the most significant events in the quarter was the Federal Reserve’s decision to increase short-term interest rates again. This was an appropriate action given the economy is doing well enough to warrant rates above zero, where the Fed held them between 2008 and 2015. Of the Fed’s two mandates, full employment and stable prices, both are currently hitting their targets.
Around this point in the business cycle, when the unemployment rate is […]
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The U.S. is one of the only developed countries lacking a mandate for income protection to employees who need to take time off to […]
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The Partners Group has been the endorsed financial advisor to the Oregon Medical Association since 1994 serving the needs of physicians and clinics with investment, retirement, and insurance programs. Our new OMA strategic partner is MetLife, a worldwide brand with over 145 years of experience, and a leading innovator of protection, savings, and retirement solutions. MetLife serves over 100 million customers including members of the American Medical Association. The Partners Group […]
We are hearing this from many of our clients and they are right – auto insurance rates ARE increasing. The reason is that auto insurance loss trends are outpacing rate increases. Insurance carriers have been raising rates for a few years now, but it’s just not enough – at least not through 2016. The industry does expect these trends to improve slightly in 2017, but unfortunately, carriers are still trying to figure out why their sophisticated data analytics around risk selection, price segmentation and predictive claims models isn’t working any longer.
So if it […]