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 - January 7, 2020

• Consumer Confidence Dips - According to The Conference Board, U.S. consumer confidence “dipped slightly” in December. The metric came in at 126.5 for the month, down from 126.8 in November.

• Oil Prices Rising - Oil prices rose over 1% on Monday, pushing Brent above $70 a barrel.

• Gold Highest in 7 Years - Global investors are going into safe haven assets as fallout continues from the U.S. killing of Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani.

Financial and Economic Brief - December 3, 2019

• Moderate Growth in Q3 - The U.S. economy grew at a moderate 2.1% rate over the summer, slightly faster than first estimated.

• OPEC to Deepen Cuts - OPEC and its allies plan to deepen oil cuts and have the deal in place so it runs at least until June 2020.

• Tariff Threat Renewed - President Trump announced that the U.S. will “restore” steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, citing a “massive devaluation of their currencies.”

Financial and Economic Brief - November 5, 2019

• Consumer Confidence “Dips” - U.S. consumer confidence fell slightly in Oct. to 125.9 from a Sept. reading of 126.3 as worries over business conditions & employment prospects rose.

• Gannett and New Media Investment Group - Gannett reported its 3rd quarter earnings noting a continued decline in overall revenue but pointed to an increase in its marketing services & digital subscriptions.

• U.S.-China Trade Optimism - Technology stocks pushed the 3 main indexes to record highs, as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal & an improving domestic economy raised risk appetite.

Financial and Economic Brief - October 8, 2019

• Unemployment Rate Falls - Unemployment hit a 50-yr. low in September even though nonfarm payrolls rose by just 136,000 as the economy nears full employment.

• Impeachment and the Stock Market - The launch of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump tosses another wild card into a volatile stock market.

• Trade Talks Underway - U.S. & Chinese deputy trade negotiators launched a new round of talks on Monday aimed at resolving the 15-mo. trade war, with neither side showing any signs of giving ground.

Financial and Economic Brief - September 4, 2019

• Recent Jobless Claims Fall - Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped to 209,000 for the week ended August 17, 2019, falling sharply from the week before.

• Brexit Crisis Still Uncertain - British lawmakers will try to stop Boris Johnson from pursuing what they cast as a “calamitous no-deal Brexit”.

• New Wave of Tariffs in Trade War - The new tariffs are a sharp escalation in the trade war, and could cost U.S. households $800 a year.

Financial and Economic Brief - August 6, 2019

• Economy is Steady - The economy added 164,000 nonfarm payrolls in July, as expected. Wages rose 0.3% in July, or 3.2% year over year.

• Yuan Falls - The yuan fell 1.4% which breached the key 7-per-dollar level for the first time since 2008.

• HSBC CEO Out - HSBC chief John Flint is stepping down after less than two years on the job.