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The Return of Summer Hours

We are pleased to announce the return of our summer hours! Howland Capital will close at 1:00 pm on Fridays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This effort is to promote a healthy work/life balance for our hardworking team.
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Giving Back

Art In Bloom 2023

Howland Capital sponsored pedestal at Art in Bloom in 2023. The floral interpretation of the painting, by the Framingham Garden Club, is on the pedestal and was on display during Art in Bloom from April 28th through April 30th, along with many other floral interpretations of paintings and sculptures.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mental Health Awareness Month 2023

At Howland Capital, we believe that our employees' mental health is just as important as their physical health, and we are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters well-being.
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Congratulations to Lauren McDonough!

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Lauren McDonough to Portfolio Administrator Manager at Howland Capital. Lauren has been an integral part of our team since she joined us in 2014 as a Portfolio Administrator and has worked tirelessly to earn her way to this important position.
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Planning & Guidance

What is a Grantor Trust?

Trusts can be a great planning tool for all sorts of circumstances, particularly now with the ability to create very flexible trusts. With tax season upon us, it seems like an appropriate time to describe the tax implications of one type of irrevocable trust called a grantor trust, sometimes referred to as an intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT).
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Congratulations to Daniella MacRitchie!

We are pleased to extend our warmest congratulations to Daniella MacRitchie on her recent appointment as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Howland Capital. Daniella has been with the firm since 2007, and her promotion is a testament to her incredible work ethic, dedication, and unwavering commitment to excellence.
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Economic & Market Commentary

Fixed Income Q1 2023

With the rapid increase in short-term interest rates, we are finding better opportunities to earn income from the fixed income component of portfolios. In fact, the yield on short maturity bonds currently exceeds that on intermediate and long maturity bonds. This phenomenon exists because the yield curve is inverted, as investors predict short rates will fall in the coming years as the Fed eventually shifts from a tightening to an easing policy.
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Equities Q1 2023

It was a tumultuous quarter for global equity markets, punctuated by elevated inflation, an increasingly high stakes war in Ukraine, and the sudden and shocking threat of a good, old fashioned banking crisis. And to think, we still have three quarters of the year left!
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Economic & Market Commentary

Economy Q1 2023

Will the rapid rise in interest rates push the economy into recession this year? Though not certain, it seems increasingly likely. Following an increase of 2.1% in 2022, growth is slowing this year. In March, the Federal Reserve (Fed) revised their estimates for GDP growth to 0.4% for 2023, and 1.2% for 2024. These figures are close to stalling speed.
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Financial Wellness for Women

Celebrating Women’s History in Finance

Women in the United States have had a long and complex financial history. Women have been on the front lines for centuries, from the early days of struggling to gain economic autonomy to the modern-day fight for equal pay and financial security. Despite significant progress in recent decades, the financial landscape for women is still far from equal. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the financial history of women, it is important to consider the major milestones, key trends, and ongoing challenges that women face today.
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An Update Regarding Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)

We are sharing our perspective on the recent news that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) entered FDIC receivership on Friday. The rapidity with which this occurred surprised the market, as it was a highly unusual action taken by the regulators. A few points and action items are worth noting.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Black History in the Financial Industry

Black Americans have long been an integral part of the financial services and banking industry. To mark the importance of Black history as American history beyond February, we are highlighting some industry milestones and leaders who have helped shape our field. 
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