• Historical Perspective on Prospective Returns

    A number of recent articles and research pieces have caught our eye, reinforcing our belief that forward-looking returns will be challenged by current low yields in marketable asset classes — low dividend yields in equities, and low coupon yields in fixed income.

    A recent article from Buttonwood’s column in The Economist, “Home on the Range,” is a cogent summary of a recent study by Standard Life Company. The article notes,

  • Sellwood Announces Associate Hire, Ruthie Zimmerman

    Portland, Oregon – February 4, 2013 – Sellwood Consulting LLC announced that Ruthie Zimmerman has joined the firm today.

    Ms. Zimmerman worked with Sellwood’s founders for more than six years at R.V. Kuhns & Associates, where she served several of the firm’s largest corporate clients ranging from defined benefit and defined contribution plans to health care and operating reserves. She also has experience working with endowments, foundations and Taft-Hartley plans.

  • The Sellwood Bridge Moves

    This weekend, construction crews in Portland completed the in-tact move of the 6.8-million-pound Sellwood Bridge, Oregon’s busiest two-lane bridge.

    The move of the bridge is necessary to accommodate uninterrupted traffic flow while a new, improved bridge is constructed alongside it. The original bridge was constructed in 1925. The new Sellwood Bridge is scheduled to be completed in 2015.