Dr. Laura Mattia, CEO of Atlas Fiduciary, was mentioned in Southeastern Soundings for her recent appointment to the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
nvestors are shocked that the so-called 60/40 portfolio failed to provide protection from the bear market in stocks this year. Many thought stock and bond prices always move in opposite directions, which was the foundation of their diversification strategy. Today the average 60/40 portfolio is down 18.63% compared with an 18.6% decline in the S&P 500, so this belief was wrong. The combination of rising interest rates and the threat of a recession has hammered both stock and bonds.
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has appointed a new member to its 2022-2023 Board of Directors, which governs the organization, its charitable investments, and strategic decision-making.
Joining the board for a three-year term is Dr. Laura Mattia, who is currently a member of the Foundation’s Investment Committee. With credentials both in academia and business, Dr. Mattia brings a wealth of expertise to the board.
The death of a spouse has been proven to be the most stressful life event one can experience. Widowhood is such an intense, transitional experience that widows need strong support. Laura Mattia, Ph.D., CFP joins the Million Dollar Roundtable monthly podcast to explain how a trusted advisor can be the most important support during this difficult time.
Laura Mattia, chief executive of Atlas Fiduciary, says she’d remind clients that only part of their portfolio is invested in the domestic market. What’s more, “their overall plan was built to achieve both short-term and long-term goals. For clients who require an income stream, we have implemented a cash withdrawal strategy overlay which will not disrupt the overarching investment strategy or their spending needs.”
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2022 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards. The awards luncheon recognizes leading local member businesses in nine categories, including a new Minority Business Award.