City Different Investments

Insights, market commentary and thought leadership
from the City Different Investments team.

Posts about

Market Insights (2)

The Central European Investment Landscape

The Central European Investment Landscape

We’re all aware of the challenges investors face here in the States, but what about the rest of the world? City Different Investments portfolio manager Vin Walden recently traveled to Slovakia to investigate the European investment landscape and explore his old stomping grounds. Vin sits down with Sarah Rogala, CDI director of marketing, to...

Aug 15, 2022

We’re all aware of the challenges investors face here in the States, but what about the rest of the world? City Different Investments portfolio

Continue Reading
An ESG Debate

An ESG Debate

Interest in ESG investing surged following the pandemic. While the term ESG (environmental, social, and governance) has been around since the early 2000s, something about the “Great Resignation” and the social justice movements of pandemic life brought it to the forefront of investment discussions. Despite recent criticisms on ESG grading and...

Aug 4, 2022

Interest in ESG investing surged following the pandemic. While the term ESG (environmental, social, and governance) has been around since the early

Continue Reading
Maintaining Balance In Your Equity Portfolio

Maintaining Balance In Your Equity Portfolio

One of the things that makes City Different Investments, well, different is our principled investment approach. We are doing a series of articles looking at the three tenets of our equity investment strategy; long-term horizons, a differentiated research approach, and balanced portfolios. For this piece, we dive into how we balance portfolios. 

Aug 1, 2022

One of the things that makes City Different Investments, well, different is our principled investment approach. We are doing a series of articles

Continue Reading
Market Timing: A Loser's Game

Market Timing: A Loser's Game

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe market timing is a loser's game. If you have a financial advisor — or a suitable asset allocation and long-term plan — you should fight the urge to react to big market moves.

Jul 11, 2022

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe

Continue Reading
Women in Finance

Women in Finance

Finance is a results-driven field. Leaving women out is leaving money on the table.   You all know the stereotypes about the finance industry: It’s a bunch of high-achieving types, pinstripe suits, maybe a corner office with a big mahogany desk. And the person sitting behind that desk? Usually white, and usually a guy. Collectively, we’ve worked...

Jun 15, 2022

Finance is a results-driven field. Leaving women out is leaving money on the table.   You all know the stereotypes about the finance industry: It’s a

Continue Reading
The Risk is Mutual: Mutual Funds in a Rising Rate Environment

The Risk is Mutual: Mutual Funds in a Rising Rate Environment

I saw this headline on Bloomberg today: "I Put Faith in These Guys: Vanguard Clients Decry Tax Debacle." It got me thinking about the risks embedded in fixed income mutual funds — especially municipal bond funds — during a rising rate environment.  

May 9, 2022

I saw this headline on Bloomberg today: "I Put Faith in These Guys: Vanguard Clients Decry Tax Debacle." It got me thinking about the risks embedded

Continue Reading
3 Reasons Not to Go It Alone: Benefits of Partnering with a Financial Advisor

3 Reasons Not to Go It Alone: Benefits of Partnering with a Financial Advisor

Financial markets continue to oscillate, testing investors’ nerves and patience. As professional investors with decades of experience — including investing through bear markets and full interest rate cycles — we at City Different Investments are steady at the helm. However, we’re aware that many individual investors may feel differently It’s times...

Apr 18, 2022

Financial markets continue to oscillate, testing investors’ nerves and patience. As professional investors with decades of experience — including

Continue Reading
The Problem With Mutual Fund Capital Gains, And What To Do About It

The Problem With Mutual Fund Capital Gains, And What To Do About It

2021 tax bills are due in just a few days, and we’re hearing some uncomfortable groans from mutual fund investors. Here’s why: A combination of strong market gains and high trading activity led to record capital gains distributions, and that means historic capital gains taxes. Below, we’ll explain the relationship between mutual fund performance...

Apr 13, 2022

2021 tax bills are due in just a few days, and we’re hearing some uncomfortable groans from mutual fund investors. Here’s why: A combination of

Continue Reading
Is it time to get into the fixed income market?

Is it time to get into the fixed income market?

Since opening our doors at City Different Investments, it is finally time to say— segments of the fixed income market are starting to get interesting!  The fixed income markets have endured a significant amount of volatility in the first quarter of 2022. As seen below, as of 4/8/2022 the major fixed income indexes have registered substantial...

Apr 12, 2022

Since opening our doors at City Different Investments, it is finally time to say— segments of the fixed income market are starting to get

Continue Reading

Main Categories

All Blog Posts

Domestic Equity

Global Equity

Fixed Income

Week in Review




Subscribe to Our Insights

Posts about

Market Insights (2)

The Central European Investment Landscape

The Central European Investment Landscape

We’re all aware of the challenges investors face here in the States, but what about the rest of the world? City Different Investments portfolio manager Vin Walden recently traveled to Slovakia to investigate the European investment landscape and explore his old stomping grounds. Vin sits down with Sarah Rogala, CDI director of marketing, to...

Aug 15, 2022 Written by: Vin Walden

We’re all aware of the challenges investors face here in the States, but what about the rest of the world? City Different Investments portfolio

Continue Reading
An ESG Debate

An ESG Debate

Interest in ESG investing surged following the pandemic. While the term ESG (environmental, social, and governance) has been around since the early 2000s, something about the “Great Resignation” and the social justice movements of pandemic life brought it to the forefront of investment discussions. Despite recent criticisms on ESG grading and...

Aug 4, 2022 Written by: Chris Ryon and Andrew Rodriguez

Interest in ESG investing surged following the pandemic. While the term ESG (environmental, social, and governance) has been around since the early

Continue Reading
Maintaining Balance In Your Equity Portfolio

Maintaining Balance In Your Equity Portfolio

One of the things that makes City Different Investments, well, different is our principled investment approach. We are doing a series of articles looking at the three tenets of our equity investment strategy; long-term horizons, a differentiated research approach, and balanced portfolios. For this piece, we dive into how we balance portfolios. 

Aug 1, 2022 Written by: Rob MacDonald

One of the things that makes City Different Investments, well, different is our principled investment approach. We are doing a series of articles

Continue Reading
Market Timing: A Loser's Game

Market Timing: A Loser's Game

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe market timing is a loser's game. If you have a financial advisor — or a suitable asset allocation and long-term plan — you should fight the urge to react to big market moves.

Jul 11, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe

Continue Reading
Women in Finance

Women in Finance

Finance is a results-driven field. Leaving women out is leaving money on the table.   You all know the stereotypes about the finance industry: It’s a bunch of high-achieving types, pinstripe suits, maybe a corner office with a big mahogany desk. And the person sitting behind that desk? Usually white, and usually a guy. Collectively, we’ve worked...

Jun 15, 2022 Written by: Sweta Singh and Michelle Nowfel

Finance is a results-driven field. Leaving women out is leaving money on the table.   You all know the stereotypes about the finance industry: It’s a

Continue Reading
The Risk is Mutual: Mutual Funds in a Rising Rate Environment

The Risk is Mutual: Mutual Funds in a Rising Rate Environment

I saw this headline on Bloomberg today: "I Put Faith in These Guys: Vanguard Clients Decry Tax Debacle." It got me thinking about the risks embedded in fixed income mutual funds — especially municipal bond funds — during a rising rate environment.  

May 9, 2022 Written by: Chris Ryon

I saw this headline on Bloomberg today: "I Put Faith in These Guys: Vanguard Clients Decry Tax Debacle." It got me thinking about the risks embedded

Continue Reading
3 Reasons Not to Go It Alone: Benefits of Partnering with a Financial Advisor

3 Reasons Not to Go It Alone: Benefits of Partnering with a Financial Advisor

Financial markets continue to oscillate, testing investors’ nerves and patience. As professional investors with decades of experience — including investing through bear markets and full interest rate cycles — we at City Different Investments are steady at the helm. However, we’re aware that many individual investors may feel differently It’s times...

Apr 18, 2022 Written by: Chris Ryon

Financial markets continue to oscillate, testing investors’ nerves and patience. As professional investors with decades of experience — including

Continue Reading
The Problem With Mutual Fund Capital Gains, And What To Do About It

The Problem With Mutual Fund Capital Gains, And What To Do About It

2021 tax bills are due in just a few days, and we’re hearing some uncomfortable groans from mutual fund investors. Here’s why: A combination of strong market gains and high trading activity led to record capital gains distributions, and that means historic capital gains taxes. Below, we’ll explain the relationship between mutual fund performance...

Apr 13, 2022 Written by: City Different Investments

2021 tax bills are due in just a few days, and we’re hearing some uncomfortable groans from mutual fund investors. Here’s why: A combination of

Continue Reading
Is it time to get into the fixed income market?

Is it time to get into the fixed income market?

Since opening our doors at City Different Investments, it is finally time to say— segments of the fixed income market are starting to get interesting!  The fixed income markets have endured a significant amount of volatility in the first quarter of 2022. As seen below, as of 4/8/2022 the major fixed income indexes have registered substantial...

Apr 12, 2022 Written by: Chris Ryon

Since opening our doors at City Different Investments, it is finally time to say— segments of the fixed income market are starting to get

Continue Reading

Subscribe to Our Insights