SIA Meets With Top PIMCO Manager

On August 18th, SIA conducted a virtual meeting with Tony Crescenzi, executive vice president and market strategist with PIMCO. Mr. Crescenzi is often featured on CNBC and Bloomberg television and radio.

Tony Crescenzi

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Markets “Zoom” During the Second Quarter!

As part of SIA’s behavioral coaching, along with client calls and reviews, we delivered eight written communications to our clients during the volatile periods of March through May. You may now view some of these in the “Recent News” section of our website at

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Client Relationship Summary

As of today, June 30, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires that all registered investment advisers (RIA’s) deliver to clients a “relationship summary” disclosing certain information about their firms. This new document is also known as “ADV Part 3.” As you may recall, SIA offers our firm’s ADV Part 2 to clients annually. Both documents are available through the SEC’s website.

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Markets “Spring” Forward with April News

Financial markets celebrated good news during the month of April with a “Spring” forward that surprised most investors, after the poor results posted for this year’s first quarter.

Good news includes data indicating success in “flattening of the curve.” In investment jargon, this expression generally refers to actions in the bond market that reflect a narrowing in the yields offered between different maturity dates. However, like many things, COVID-19 has impacted traditional definitions.

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The “Goldilocks Economy” Disappears

Because we realize that you may not have had the chance to register for your new portal over the weekend, below you will find a link to our most recent version of SIA Perspectives.

SIA Perspectives Q1 2020

Accessing & Viewing Client Portal

As we continue to prepare for the enhanced security and efficiency of delivering reports tomorrow via the new portal*, we are providing additional information regarding the mechanics of this implementation.

A first step to coordinate this procedure for our clients is to ask that only one person register for a portal tomorrow when you receive the registration email.

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Secure Portal for Reports

Stegner Investment Associates, Inc. (SIA) is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our clients.

To ensure that we practice safe “distancing”, we are introducing a new delivery method for our quarterly mailings. Rather than physically mailing or emailing your reports, we will be uploading them this Friday to a portal through NetClient CS, from Thomson Reuters*.   

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Some News is Good News

SIA is committed to enhancing our communication with clients during these trying times. Today’s correspondence outlines two adjustments to our traditional services.

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Bonds. Just Bonds.

This client correspondence serves as our weekly update regarding the fast-paced movements of financial markets, government central banks and the impact of each on portfolio performance. 

To echo the words of author Ian Fleming (author of the James Bond series of spy novels): 

“History is moving pretty quickly these days, and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.” (1953) 

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What “Weapons” Have SIA Deployed?

Throughout the past few weeks, our team of associates has been actively addressing many market developments, which include the following:

  • Providing outreach to more than 40 investment professionals with whom we have placed approximately 80% of our clients’ assets.  
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