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Solaris Capital Partners believes that informed decision-making is one of the most critical components to successful investing. The more our clients understand the implications of the choices they have, the more closely aligned their investments are to their needs and objectives. Our Specialized Advisory services evolved directly from our drive to assist our clients to achieve this level of understanding. We use the full breadth of our senior colleagues’ over 150 years of the varied experiences in all aspects of investment, finance, and investment banking to give our clients what we believe is a unique and insightful perspective that augments the success of their investment process.
A non-profit’s ongoing financial success is dependent largely upon its reputation. Its programs, plant and equipment must continue to grow and improve in order for it to maintain and improve its reputation and standing. Better understanding of how the costs of its staff, programs, plant and property interrelate with its endowment is critical to optimizing a nonprofit’s long-term financial strength. Boards and staff have found our singular perspective and focus to be particularly helpful in their prudent and skillful management of their strategic objectives.
Over the past year, a number of factors restricting global growth reversed trend, leading to improved economic performance in most areas of the world and an ongoing rally in stock markets. First, the US dollar, which had strengthened by 27% from 2014 through 2016, softened by 6.4% in the first half of 2017, as a result of benign inflation data in the US and a more hawkish tone from global central bankers. A lower dollar eases profit pressure on US multinationals. Second, the precipitous fall in WTI crude oil prices - from over $100/bbl in 2014 to under $30/bbl in early 2016 - yielded to firmer prices. And although oil prices have declined this year they still have still been in the $40-55/bbl range. Healthier oil prices have relieved some concerns about the sustainability of many of the oil sector’s players and the disinflationary impact caused by cheap oil. Third, declining global manufacturing production in 2015, which was the result of excess inventory levels, turned around by the second half of 2016 as sales picked up and began outpacing inventories. Collectively, the improved direction of these factors has resulted in a hike in capital spending and sharp improvement in global corporate earnings.Click here to read the entire commentary