Building Partnerships for the Protection and Preservation of Assets

A hundred years ago, when Carnegie Steel made a dollar, Andrew Carnegie was a dollar richer. His economic environment was uncomplicated. The government was small. Taxes were predictable and manageable. Unlike present day entrepreneurs, who make two dollars with the hope of keeping one.

Today, our clients may be expected to harness global economic forces, endure regulatory intrusions, and underwrite the government’s omnivorous need for tax dollars. Their challenges would make the old school icons of American business shiver. That’s where we come in. DavisWalker’s mission is to help business and professional firms, their founders and leaders, and their families mitigate their risks and enhance their rewards currently, in the future, and across generations.


Executive Benefits Wealth Transfer Strategic Alliances

Employers are faced with dilemmas in every area of delivering benefits to employees and executives. Building employee commitment is at odds with benefit cost sharing. Attracting talent runs counter to cost containment. Administrative resources are overloaded just when employee communication is most needed. Are there solutions?

What should the impact of your success be? Studies show that as we enter the later decades of life two questions become increasingly absorbing to nearly everyone. Looking back, we will ask ourselves, "What did my accomplishments mean?" And looking forward, we will want to know, "What legacy will live beyond me?" Your faith can lead you to the best answer to the first question. Our firm can help you with the second.

Complexity and volatility in today's financial and business environment dictate a collaborative planning approach. We integrate our knowledge with specialists in legal, accounting, banking, trusts, benefits, retirement, and related fields for our clients. Our national reach through PartnersFinancial gives them access to institutional resources without sacrificing responsive personal service. How can we help you?

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News Updates

Financial and Economic Brief - June 4, 2019

• U.S. Stock Market Futures Fall - U.S. stock index futures fell Monday, after the China and U.S. trade relationship “intensified” over the weekend.

• U.S. Inflation Ticks Up - U.S. consumer prices increased in April, which could support the Fed’s contention that recent low inflation readings were temporary and allow the Fed to keep interest rates unchanged for a while.

• Factory Activity Slows - An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China raised fears of a global economic downturn and put pressure on policymakers to roll out more stimulus.

Financial and Economic Brief - May 8, 2019

• Trump Threatens 25% Tariff Hike - Currently, the 10% tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports has been a “nuisance”, with many US businesses absorbing the cost.

• Job Openings Rise Sharply - U.S. job openings rebounded sharply in March, while the pace of hiring was level, pointing to a growing worker shortage that could slow employment growth this year.

• Digital Ad Revenue over $100 Billion - A new report says internet advertising revenues in the U.S. totaled $107.5 billion in 2018.

Financial and Economic Brief - April 2, 2019

• Economic Growth, Slowing - Consumer spending rebounded less than expected in January and incomes rose modestly in February, suggesting the economy is losing momentum.

• U.S. Crude Hits High - U.S. crude oil hits a 2019 high and Brent crude gained a dollar after tight supply and positive signs for the global economy drove the largest Q1 gains for both benchmarks in nearly a decade.

• Factories Stockpile for Brexit - UK factories stockpiled goods for Brexit at a surprisingly high rate last month, increasing manufacturing growth to a 13-month high.

Financial and Economic Brief - March 6, 2019

• Construction Spending Falls - The U.S. construction spending fell 0.6% in December as investment in both private and public projects dropped, indicating that the economy “lost momentum” at the end of 2018.

• China Cutting Taxes and Increasing Lending - China is trying to shore up its slowing economy through billions of dollars in planned tax cuts and infrastructure spending.

• GE On Decline - GE’s (GE) stock is down by nearly two-thirds since the end of 2016 and the company has fallen to the 59th most valuable in the S&P 500.

Financial and Economic Brief - February 5, 2019

• Fed “Pauses” Tightening - The financial markets are concerned about a slowing economy, and the Fed chairman has sought to reassure investors.

• General Motors Cuts Jobs - General Motors is expected to start its next round of white-collar job cuts this week, but there are fewer staff reductions left to make than were anticipated.

• Ultimate Software Agrees to Buyout - Ultimate Software Group Inc., a cloud-based human resources applications developer, said on Monday it agreed to be bought by an investor group for about $11 billion.

Financial and Economic Brief - January 8, 2019

• Job Creation Hot in December - Job creation surged by 312,000 in December though the unemployment rate rose to 3.9%.

• A New Exchange, MEMX - Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, Citadel Securities & a group of other financial companies have agreed to jointly launch a new low-cost “bourse” that will compete with the NYSE & Nasdaq.

• Eli Lilly to Buy Loxo Oncology - Eli Lilly and Co. announced Monday it will acquire Loxo Oncology for about $8 billion in cash.