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Markets around the world ended the quarter on a high note, with the S&P 500, MSCI EAFE, and MSCI Emerging Markets Index appreciating 3.1%, 6.1%, and 6.3%, respectively. Investors’ appetite for risk assets continued and volatility reached record lows as they shrugged off concerns about politics, equity valuations, and lingering debt issues. In the US growth remained steady. There were incremental improvements in employment and earnings. Additionally, small business sentiment...

In the first quarter, almost all major markets posted gains; the S&P 500, MSCI EAFE (USD), MSCI EM (USD), and Merrill Lynch High Yield Bond Index appreciated by 6.1%, 7.2%, 11.4%, and 2.7%, respectively. Global markets appeared to be buoyed by an unflappable sense of optimism with regard to future growth; persistent concerns such as the Brexit, political uncertainty, diverging monetary policy, and stagnant growth gave way as investors chose...

We know great innovation when we see it. It creates the sensation of the never-before conceivable, a new idea that seems inevitable once it’s revealed but was almost unimaginable prior to its creation. Innovation, a word first used in the 15th century, refers to the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods, but we know it as an intention to not just improve the prior generation of...

It was 2013 and Marc Lore, co-founder of Diapers.com parent Quidsi, was anxious for a new venture. He had recently left Amazon, which had purchased his company for $545 million in 2010 after an escalating price war that Lore ultimately concluded he couldn’t win. He was in New York, having lunch with an investor from the well-known venture firm Accel Partners, when he pitched his new idea – an online...

Colonial Consulting Senior Research Analyst to Make Broad Contributions to Firm's MRI Investment Due Diligence ProcessFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENew York, NY, August 1, 2017 - Colonial Consulting, LLC, a leading investment advisor with a core focus on non-profits, is pleased to announce that Andrew Siwo has joined the firm as Senior Research Analyst. Mr. Siwo will be contributing to the firm's research process and provide support to the Chief Investment Officer...

Colonial Consulting to Speak at Forum for Institutional Investors, Emerging and Diverse ManagersFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENew York, NY, June 1, 2017 - Colonial Consulting, LLC, a leading investment advisor with a core focus on non-profits, is pleased to announce that Chief Investment Officer Michael Miller and Head of Diverse Manager Equity Angela Matheny will be on dual panels at the 14th Annual ConsortiumEast to be held at the Intercontinental New York...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENew York, NY, March 15, 2017 - Colonial Consulting, LLC, a leading investment advisor with a core focus on non-profits, is pleased to announce that Chief Investment Officer Michael Miller will be presenting at the AdNet 2017 Conference. The event will be held March 20 - 22 at the Peabody Memphis in Memphis, TN.Mr. Miller will be presenting as a panelist on "Disruptions to the Community Foundation Business...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENew York, NY, March 3, 2017 - Colonial Consulting, LLC, a leading investment advisor with a core focus on non-profits, is pleased to announce that Chief Investment Officer Michael Miller will be presenting at the Eighth Annual SEO Alternative Investments Conference (AICON). The event will be held March 16 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. This conference features industry-leading speakers, educational panels and robust...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENew York, NY, March 1, 2017 - Colonial Consulting, LLC, a leading investment advisor with a core focus on non-profits, is pleased to announce that Angela Matheny, Head of Diverse Manager Equity, will be presenting at the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) Mentors Luncheon & Career Symposium. NASP hosts the Mentors Luncheon & Career Symposium for undergraduate students interested in finance, business, and the related fields as...

Few terms grab the collective attention of citizens in a democracy more than “Marxism.” Defined loosely as a classless society, it reflects the social, political, and economic theories of its chief architect, Karl Marx, a German philosopher who collaborated with Friedrich Engels to author “The Communist Manifesto” in 1848. Marxism is often used interchangeably with the word “socialism,” an economic and political theory advocating collective ownership and administration of the...