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Colony Group’s Q1 2024 Market Perspectives

https://www.thecolonygroup.com/q1-2024-colony-market-perspectives/April 15, 2024 Q1 2024 Colony Market Perspectives Introduction  The calendar might have turned the page to a new year, but the market continued to march higher, with the S&P 500 recording its strongest first quarter return (+10.6%) since 2021. Once again it was the Magnificent Seven leading the way, although equity market leadership began [...]

By |2024-06-10T15:27:48+00:00June 10th, 2024|Foundation News|0 Comments

Colony Group’s Q1 2022 Market Perspectives

The Colony Group's latest news, insights, and events. view in browser March 2022 GET IN TOUCH In this issue: As the Russian occupation of Ukraine has dominated the headlines, Jason Blackwell considers the impact of economic sanctions against Russia as he wonders Has the Whole World Gone M.A.D. ? Those who seek to align their financial objectives with current [...]

By |2022-04-01T15:26:47+00:00April 1st, 2022|Foundation News|0 Comments

Colony Group’s Q4 2020 Market Perspectives

Most investment markets posted strong returns for 2020 despite grappling with a pandemic and one of the worst global economic crises since the Great Depression. As we transition into 2021, we see the investment backdrop as one of hope and optimism.  In the latest Market Perspectives, our Colony Investment Leadership Team focuses on:  What caused the markets [...]

By |2021-01-15T15:42:36+00:00January 15th, 2021|Foundation News|0 Comments

Colony Group’s Market Perspectives  Q3 2020

Good afternoon: As the U.S. is preparing for the upcoming elections during a pandemic, our Colony Investment Leadership Team provides their most recent insights and analysis in our latest Market Perspectives.  This quarter, we examine:   While the combined second- and third-quarter returns were the strongest for the U.S. equity markets since 2009, how might the markets react to a Trump or Biden victory in November?  [...]

By |2020-10-19T18:40:26+00:00October 19th, 2020|Foundation News|0 Comments

Deposit Rate Increase!

Participation Account Rate Increase We are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2020, the United Methodist Development Fund will raise the interest rate paid on participation accounts to 2.0%.  Participation account funds are fully liquid and, unlike certificates of deposit (CD), are not locked in for a particular time period.  The church building loan [...]

By |2019-11-22T14:13:25+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Foundation News|0 Comments

Development Fund Participation Rate Increase

Participation Account Rate Increase We are pleased to announce that effective October 1, 2018, the United Methodist Development Fund will raise the interest rate paid on participation accounts to 1.675%. Participation account funds are fully liquid and, unlike certificates of deposit (CD), are not locked in for a particular time period.  The church building loan rate will [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:42:14+00:00October 1st, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments

Stewardship Seminar To Be Held In Purchase District

Indiana University's Lake Institute will be partnering with the United Methodist Foundation to offer a "Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity" Seminar to Purchase District churches in the fall.  This free, informative seminar will be held the weekend of October 6-7 and November 3-4.  Please contact the Foundation at 615-259-2008 for additional details.

By |2017-05-26T16:17:55+00:00May 26th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

Christ Church Memphis presents No Whispers Spring Conference: Dealing with Shame & Forgiveness

Christ Church Memphis presents No Whispers Spring Conference: Dealing with Shame & Forgiveness Christ Church | Saturday, May 20 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Wilson/Ross 415-416 Join us for a conversation on shame and redemption with Rev. Dr. Phil Jamieson, President of the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences. Also joining [...]

By |2017-06-17T17:21:26+00:00April 11th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

Redistricting Plan Announced

In Margaret Wheatley’s book: Finding our Way: Leadership in Uncertain Times, we are reminded that we make the road by walking.  In the walking, she suggests that the work that we do is spiritual.  We are now entering our third year living into our mission statement adopted in 2014 and are continuing to make decisions [...]

By |2017-06-17T17:21:26+00:00March 15th, 2017|Foundation News|1 Comment

Northside UMC, Jackson, Wins Top Honors

Tennessee Church wins top honors NASHVILLE, Tenn.––Northside UMC in Jackson, Tenn., was named the 2017 top UM unit in the United States. Judges of the third annual national competition selected the church for a myriad of ministries to the Jackson community. The contest is sponsored by the National Association of Conference Presidents of UM Men [...]

By |2017-06-17T17:21:26+00:00March 15th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments