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Quilts & the Art of Investing

quilt from Pilgrim/Roy collection at MFA

While most people use quilts on their beds for warmth and beauty, our Wealth Management team often uses them as symbols of its investment philosophy.

Recently, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston exhibited the Pilgrim/Roy Collection of American Quilts, a breathtaking showcase of hand worked tapestries created by women mostly before the turn of the 20th century. Not only did our team take a field trip to the exhibit (see photo), but we could not resist sharing another type of “quilt” and its correlation to the importance of a diversified investment strategy. Jump for more!

As we look back over the first decade of the 21st century, we can draw one undeniable conclusion – it was a bear of a time for investors. Major market declines from 2000 to 2002 and then again in 2008 … Continue reading