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This is not an offer to buy or sell securities. No investment process is free of risk, and there is no guarantee that the investment process or the investment opportunities referenced herein will be profitable. Past performance is not indicative of current or future performance and is not a guarantee. The investment opportunities referenced herein may not be suitable for all investors.

All data and information reference herein are from sources believed to be reliable. Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices, or other information contained in this research is provided as general market commentary, it does not constitute investment advice. The team and Hightower shall not in any way be liable for claims, and make no expressed or implied representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the data and other information, or for statements or errors contained in or omissions from the obtained data and information referenced herein. The data and information are provided as of the date referenced. Such data and information are subject to change without notice.

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about the authors

Adam Thurgood, CFA®, CFP®  

joined HighTower in 2012 as a Managing Director and Partner of HighTower Las Vegas.

Adam’s role at HighTower is focused on managing client portfolios. He leads the team’s research and investment process, which focuses on helping clients achieve their goals while properly managing risk. Adam began his career in the financial services industry in 2000 with Prudential Securities. He was a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in Merrill Lynch’s PIA Program.

Hugh Anderson  

is a Managing Director at HighTower Las Vegas.

A Long Island native, Hugh brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry to the team. Hugh is dedicated to providing clients with knowledgeable insight and distinctly contrarian investment strategies. He is an avid market, economic and geo-political watcher. His focus is finding creative perspectives that go against conventional wisdom and positioning clients’ portfolios to profit from those discoveries. He prides himself on being able to communicate even the most complex concepts in terms any audience can understand.

Rayna Penelova  

is a Financial Analyst at HighTower Las Vegas. 

Her background in finance coupled with skills in research, analysis and the interpretation of financial data positions Rayna to support the team in the creation of thoughtful, data-driven investment strategies. Rayna’s responsibilities include assisting the team with a variety of portfolio management tasks, such as quantitative analysis and investment and market research.