Jonathan Koop, CFA

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Sr. Portfolio Manager and
Manager of Investment Management

As a Sr. Portfolio Manager I work to ensure that each client's investment portfolio is properly aligned to help them achieve their unique financial goals. Through research and analysis on the Investment Committee, I identify new attractive investment opportunities and regularly monitor our current investments. As Manager of Investment Management my role is to oversee the day-to-day operations of each of the members of the Investment Team to ensure that we are providing the best service to our clients as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Personal Investment Experience

  • Nearly 10 years of experience in the financial services industry
  • Experience includes investment research and analysis of large private wealth and institutional clients, as well as the developing and monitoring of investment portfolios to meet client goals

Career History

  • Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., Sr. Portfolio Manager
  • Cambridge Associates, LLC, Sr. Investment Associate
  • Edward Jones, Financial Advisor

Education 

  • Awarded Chartered Financial Analyst designation
  • Master of Arts and Letters, Education, University of Notre Dame, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts and Letters, Economics and Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 2010

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Jul 25, 2022

High Inflation, Strong Dollar…A Contradiction?

While a strengthening dollar has provided relief for US consumers against inflation, if the dollar were to fall against other currencies, this benefit would dissipate and expose Americans to further inflation from increasing import costs.

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Jun 14, 2022

Are We Headed For a Recession? Were We In a Recession? Does it Matter?

After the Federal Reserve began raising its Federal Funds discount rate, the headlines predictably shifted to guess whether these actions would cause an economic slowdown and a recession.

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Jun 6, 2022

Market Jitters - Don’t Panic!

As equity and fixed income assets across the globe decline in unison, it is imperative to tune out the noise of day-to-day headlines and remain committed to the strategy of a personalized financial plan.

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Apr 28, 2022

Give your Portfolio a Boost: Diversify During Cyclical Markets

Cyclical markets can be unsettling: increased market swings and volatility can scare even the most seasoned of investors. But these market cycles can be used to your advantage. Jonathan explains how to make the market cycles work to your portfolio’s benefit.

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Jan 24, 2022

Hawkish Fed: Good for Your Portfolio?

The Fed has tremendous influence over the economy and the markets. After years of stimulus, it must navigate an unenviable balancing act of combating inflation without rattling confidence in the markets.

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Dec 13, 2021

Wow! Inflation over 7%

This inflation rate far surpasses the Federal Reserve's target of achieving an average inflation rate of 2% per year. Yet, despite this data, Fed Chair Jerome Powell has dismissed inflation concerns throughout much of the year because he believed higher prices were 'transitory.'

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Oct 4, 2021

China’s Real Estate Problem

With the real estate bubble that has been the driving force behind China’s explosive growth deflating, future growth must come from elsewhere.

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Sep 16, 2021

Reset Your Expectations

Stocks inevitably encounter rough patches and periods of increased volatility. While investors have benefited from seven straight months of increases in the equity markets, it is important to remember the cyclical nature of markets.

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Jul 12, 2021

Take the Job or Unemployment?

The impact of COVID-era federal programs and interventions is still with us. Barring an extension of the federal unemployment insurance program from Congress, these benefits will expire in just a few months and could provide a tailwind for employment and growth.

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Jul 8, 2021

Inflation and the Market: Back to the Future

The cloudy picture presented by historical data from the impact of inflation and tax increases on the market underscores the importance of developing a long-term investment strategy and maintaining your diversified allocation to the proper mix of stock and bonds

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Apr 5, 2021

Summer Sizzle: $4 per Gallon Gas!

While gas prices in Indiana are often below the national average, experts predict that the U.S.'s average price could exceed $4.00 per gallon later this summer. As prices at the pump increase, other transportation modes are also likely to see meaningful increases in their prices.

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Jan 28, 2021

GameStop Mania

While many view the Gamestop "short squeeze" as a victory for the 'little guy,' the story remains unfinished. Many individual investors stand to lose out considerably if the share price falls back to realistic valuations.