About the Author

Jessica Blitz, CFA

Vice President and Research Analyst

Jessica is a research analyst responsible for third-party investment manager due diligence. She is the lead analyst for emerging market equity funds, and a member of the alternative investment research group. She also provides support for a number of proprietary strategies and is the lead writer for Wilmington Trust’s Capital Considerations podcast.

Jessica joined Wilmington Trust in 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College in political science with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies. She is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Society Philadelphia.


By the Author

Can Engagement Curb Cybersecurity Risk?

Jessica Blitz, CFA |
Wilmington Wire
Cyber security IT engineer working on protecting network against cyberattack from hackers on internet. Secure access for online privacy and personal data protection. Hands typing on keyboard and PCB

September 22, 2021—At a White House cybersecurity summit in August, President Biden described cybersecurity as a “core national security challenge… and the federal government can’t meet this challenge alone,” in a blunt assessment of our critical infrastructure resiliency. The issue of cybersecurity is hardly new and is only growing as we move towards an increasingly digitized world.

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Using REITs to Build Returns

Jordan Strauss, CFA and |
Wilmington Wire
Real estate investment trusts REITs. Shopping cart and model of house.

April 2, 2020—As markets continue to fluctuate, it looks as if no asset classes have been spared the COVID-19-driven price hit. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have struggled along with the broader equity market, despite having outperformed during past periods of stress, including the market drawdown in 4Q 2018.REITs own, and frequently operate, income-generating real estate.

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