Markets, Migrations and Wildlife

– by Murray Sawyer, JD, President and CEO

At Westover, we’re believers in excellence – in the advice and services we provide our clients, and in all we do. We recognize and appreciate others who do the same. To that end, one of our favorite books, and one we often gift to clients to welcome them to the fold, contains superb wildlife and nature photos by Thomas Mangelsen, the renowned American naturalist and wildlife photographer. You may not recognize his name, but you will likely recognize his work.

A native of Nebraska, Tom has traveled the world for over 40 years observing and photographing the Earth’s last great wild places. Each of his photographs tells a story. The one below – “Catch of the Day” – is referred to by many as the most famous wildlife photograph in the world. You may remember this photo from the cover of Tom’s book, “Images of Nature: The Photographs of Thomas D. Mangelsen.”

Westover Capital Advisors - Thomas Mangelsen's 'Catch of the Day'

In a recent episode of 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper visited Tom. During the segment, Cooper went to Tom’s home along the Platte River to witness one of America’s great annual wildlife migrations, that of ducks, geese, and cranes as they soar through this valley going south for the winter.

Mangelsen’s art and his knowledge of natural history highlight the importance of maintaining a balanced and diverse ecosystem. Similarly, at Westover, we believe in constructing balanced investment and retirement portfolios that will withstand the rigors of market downturns and still participate in market upturns. As with the geese, our markets could migrate southward in time.

Just as Mangelsen puts his wildlife front and center in his photos, we also believe in providing advice and constructing wealth advisory plans which meet our clients’ needs for retirement, tax planning, Roth conversions, estate planning, charitable gifting, and more. We do this, always, with our clients’ interest, not ours, at the forefront of the picture.

As we go forward, we will continue to provide you with experiences, information, and services which are above the ordinary. We invite you to let us know when we succeed.