Can Your Portfolio, Balance Sheet,
and Wealth Plan Pass the Test?

Michael McIntyre, CFA |
Wealth Planning

Stress testing is more important than ever as we enter another season of uncertainty.By stress testing your current portfolio you can see how it would likely have fared under different market shocks or stress scenarios and you can determine whether asset allocation shifts or goal adjustments need to be made.Stress testing balance sheets is equally important and can reveal liquidity gaps and cash flow continuity risks should a significant unexpected event take place.

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Emerald GEM 17: The Importance of Asset Titling in Estate Planning

Matthew T. Lee |
Emerald GEMs

August 25, 2020—What is not necessarily top of mind, but also deserves careful consideration, is how the assets that will eventually comprise your estate are titled. This is because how assets are titled will impact how they are transferred at death, which can have a range of planning implications and possibly affect whether an estate plan ultimately achieves its intended goals and objectives.

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3 Insurance Strategies Not to Overlook

Alvina H. Lo and William T. LaFond |
Wealth Planning

Are your insurance strategies covering the full spectrum of protection you need?With estate taxes due typically nine months after the date of death, having a liquidity strategy in place will help keep your assets secure from an unintended sale.A new study from The First Street Foundation lists 14.6 million properties in the 100-year flood zone, which is where there is a 1% chance of a flood striking in any one year.

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