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Get Ready To Discuss Nfts And Dogecoin At The Thanksgiving Table - Bloomberg

By Trust Matters Editor on November 22, 2021

“The nieces and nephews are talking about it, the aunts and uncles are trying to figure out what it’s about,” said Jerry Braakman.

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Investments

S&p 500 Claws Back Losses Amid Gains In Cyclicals: Markets Wrap - Bloomberg

By Trust Matters Editor on November 22, 2021

“Looking at the market today, obviously things that are sensitive to rates” are moving, says Jerry Braakman, Chief Investment Officer. “Tech is showing a little bit of weakness, financials are showing strength. That’s re... Read More›

Investments

Dealing With A 'bad' Trustee

By Trust Matters Editor on November 15, 2021

Unfortunately, some trusts, even where the administrative and dispositive provisions are well-designed, fail to operate as intended because the Trustee lacks the ability to be an effective fiduciary. The Trustee's shortc... Read More›

Continuing Education

Q4 Investment Update (webinar): Strong Earnings Profile, Strong Market And Recovering Economy

By Trust Matters Editor on November 9, 2021

"The market is forward looking and as we are getting through this last Covid variant bubble in the economy, we'll start seeing more and more improvement. The market is liking that, the companies are liking that. Almost a... Read More›

Investments Investment Webinars

We're Hiring! Information Technology Product Owner

By Trust Matters Editor on November 5, 2021

First American Trust IT Solutions is seeking a Certified Product Owner with 3 -5 years’ experience to join our growing team, one who is passionate about Agile, possesses an Agile mindset and understands the significant r... Read More›

Company News

Corona-economy And The State Of The Housing Market (webinar)

By Trust Matters Editor on November 3, 2021

While the pandemic driven recession was the shortest in modern American economic history, the depth was historic! In this presentation, we take a look at how this recession was different and how the recovery is measurin... Read More›

Executive Webinar

Congratulations To 2021 People First Award Honorees

By Trust Matters Editor on November 1, 2021

Congratulations to Giselle Reyes and RaeLynn Carr for being selected as 2021 People First Award honorees. This award honors employees who pe... Read More›

Company News

Wall Street Falls As Surging Bond Yields Hammer Tech Shares - Reuters

By Trust Matters Editor on September 28, 2021

“So when you look at what's happening currently, we're starting to, definitely from a global perspective, rolling off a COVID curve, we've got rates going up and we've got reopening and economically sensitive or cyclical... Read More›

Investments

Evergrande Meltdown Ensnares Stocks With Little China Links - Bloomberg

By Trust Matters Editor on September 20, 2021

“China is still a huge demand-driver for basic commodities because they’re doing all the manufacturing for us,” says Jerry Braakman, Chief Investment Officer for First American Trust.

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Investments

Q3 Investment Update (webinar): Unemployment Rates Are Up

By Trust Matters Editor on August 17, 2021

The Quarterly Investment Update is a live webinar that features First American Trust's review and analysis of fixed income, equity markets and the economy.

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Investments Investment Webinars

Q2 Investment Update (webinar): Road To Recovery

By Trust Matters Editor on May 18, 2021

The Quarterly Investment Update is a live webinar that features First American Trust's review and analysis of fixed income, equity markets and the economy.

Jerry Braakman, EVP & Chief Investment Officer, a... Read More›

Investments Investment Webinars

First American Named To Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work® For List

By Trust Matters Editor on April 12, 2021

We are proud to share that First American has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth consecutive year.

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Company News