Trends in Healthcare Philanthropy and the Use of Separate Foundations

Walter J. Dillingham Jr., CFA |
Corporate & Institutional
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This research report highlights hospital foundations in New York State.  Many hospital systems utilize separate fundraising foundations to implement their fundraising strategies.But as nonprofit hospitals continue to merge and change, what is the appropriate strategy for these separate foundations?While specific to New York State hospital foundations, these findings may be applicable to hospitals and hospital systems nationwide.

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Trust Assets and Divorce: The Latest News

Sharon L. Klein |
Wealth Planning
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This article was published in Steve Leimberg’s Estate Planning Newsletter and provides a discussion on the Ferri vs. Powell case and trusts and divorce.The Connecticut Supreme Court found that trust assets were moved out of reach of a divorcing wife through a ‘decanting process,’ but would be considered for alimony purposes.While about half the states provide statutory authority to decant, most states require that notice be given to beneficiaries.

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Constructing a More Dynamic Stock Portfolio with Economic Sector Allocation

Asset Management
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In this Investment Insight we explore:Why allocating among different sizes and styles of stocks in a portfolio often does not result in the kinds of uncorrelated returns it historically did.How allocating among economic sectors when building a stock portfolio may be more beneficial than traditional methods of allocation.The way in which allocating among economic sectors captures the sensitivity of stocks to the fluid, various, and unpredictable economic forces that drive those stocks.

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