Greenleaf Trust named National Best and Brightest in Wellness Winner by National Association for Business Resources

Greenleaf Trust, a Michigan-chartered wealth management firm with $17 billion in assets under advisement*, announced that it has been recognized as a 2022 National Best and Brightest in Wellness winner after being named a Michigan winner earlier this month.

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WKZO: Greenleaf Trust CFO Honored by WMU Med School

The Chief Financial Officer for Greenleaf Trust Steve McKiddy was honored on Thursday, November 10 with the first annual Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Philanthropy Volunteer of the Year Award at the Medical School’s donor appreciation luncheon. Read More

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October Retail Sales – Stronger than Expected

U.S. retail sales posted the largest month over month increase since February and real growth of 0.6% year-over-year indicating that demand for goods is broadly holding up despite decades high inflation and a deteriorating economic outlook.   While real year-over-year growth in retail sales tends to be an indication of economic health, consumer resilience may complicate […]

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Greenleaf Trust named Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness 2022 Elite Winner in Participation and Incentives

November 17, 2022, Kalamazoo, MI – Greenleaf Trust, a Michigan-chartered wealth management firm with $17 billion in assets under advisement*, announced that it has been recognized not only as one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness but as an Elite Winner in Participation and Incentives. Winning companies were recognized at the “Michigan’s Best and […]

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Greenleaf Trust Chief Financial Officer honored by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. Medical School

Greenleaf Trust is pleased to share Chief Financial Officer Steve McKiddy was honored November 10, 2022 with the first annual Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Philanthropy Volunteer of the Year Award at the medical school’s donor appreciation luncheon. Steve has been the Chairman of the Dean’s Circle of Leadership Giving for […]

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Weekly Market Snapshot – Week ended November 11, 2022

Global equities surged 6.6% last week.  U.S. stocks gained 5.9% while developed international and emerging market stocks added 8.4% and 5.7%, respectively.  Year-to-date, global equities are down 16.8% with domestics (-14.7%), developed international (-15.7%) and emerging markets (-22.1%).  Bonds rose 1.7% for the week, down 9.8% year-to-date.  The U.S. 10-yr Treasury yield fell 35 bps […]

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October Inflation – Cooled More Than Forecast

October inflation data surprised positively this morning offering hope that decades high price increases are easing  and perhaps giving Fed policymakers some breathing room in the months ahead.  The Consumer Price Index rose 7.7% from the same period a year ago compared to expectations of +7.9%.   In addition to beating expectations, October CPI was the […]

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Economic Commentary

All of us experience the realization that the hands of the clock spin at greater velocity every year. The fade of winter is briefly replaced by budding tulips before the fireworks for the Fourth of July light up the summer sky. I truly love college football and can’t yet imagine that we are in the […]

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And the Award Goes To…

Receiving an award can be quite gratifying especially if it validates your hard work on something you are passionate about. We are passionate about and work hard on our culture. The culture at Greenleaf Trust is an expression of our core values and a big part of what differentiates us in the marketplace. Beginning in […]

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Primer on the European Natural Gas Crisis

Russia and Ukraine are significant producers of crude oil and natural gas commodities essential to the energy industry. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused significant disruptions in these energy sources, particularly for Europe. With winter around the corner, now is an appropriate time to provide a primer on the situation. This article will focus […]

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