Investment Perspectives 3Q October 2022

Investment Perspectives 2Q July 2022

Investment Perspectives 1Q April 2022

Investment Perspectives 3Q October 2021

Over the last several months, inflation has become top of mind for investors, companies, policy makers, and consumers.

Investment Perspectives 2Q July 2021

It is likely you have seen the acronyms “ESG” and “SRI” more frequently in financial literature over the past few years. As our society has increased its focus on environmental and social justice issues, investors and companies have, concurrently, directed their attention to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters and to Socially Responsible Investing (SRI).

Investment Perspectives 1Q April 2021

A fitting adjective for the last year could be “volatile”: emotionally, politically, and, as it pertains to investors, financially and economically. While we are used to big swings in the stock market, we have never witnessed such rapid changes to the economy and the fundamental performance of businesses.

Capitalism Reborn

By David W. Scudder

Aureus Co-Founder David Scudder recently wrote a paper on the state of capitalism in the 21st century. Please click the link below to download a copy.

Investment Perspectives 3Q October 2020

Over the past five years, the S&P 500 Index (or “stock market”) has become increasingly dominated by a handful of mega-cap technology companies.  This new composition (and concentration) of the stock market has important implications for both active and passive investors, which we explore in this quarter’s Investment Perspectives.

Investment Perspectives 2Q July 2020

One of the lasting lessons from the 2016 Presidential election is that polls and pundits can be wrong. While early, the 2020 election appears to be tilting in favor of the Democratic party – though, again, that would be relying on fallible polls and pundits. Regardless of the election outcome, we believe the current recession and pandemic response will lead to an expansion of government’s role in society, as it has with past major crises.


From an investment perspective, we are interested in exploring potential fundamental changes in policies, programs, and budgets that might accompany the election of one of the presidential candidates. In this piece we will look at three areas that may impact the investment landscape – taxes, trade, and government spending.

Investment Perspectives 1Q February 2020

Over the past week, we have witnessed the market make a rapid about-face from “COVID-19 doesn’t matter”, to “COVID-19 might matter a lot.” This change of outlook has driven the market down ~11% on new fears of the coronavirus and its impact on global health and economies. The virus, which we were all unaware of a few months ago, represents a rare black swan event, now impacting world markets, economies, health care systems, government policymakers and individuals. While there is certainly plenty unknown about the virus and how it progresses from here, we would like to share some current thoughts.