Stay Safe from Hackers! How to Protect Against Cyber Fraud

Every day hackers and tech thieves discover new ways to get your information, pretending to be someone you know or trying to get you to spill your secrets. Just yesterday, TD Ameritrade announced that someone was sending fake internet “phishing” emails that asked for personal information. Our partners at Fidelity saw cyber security as a rising threat as well, sharing a video last month on the topic and providing patrons with a takeaway for protecting personal data.

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Coldstream News: New Additions, St. Patty’s, & Strategas

New Additions to the Team

Coldstream continues to grow in exciting ways, and we are proud to welcome seven new members to our team. Four of these newcomers will join our Private Client Services (PCS) teams. Rachel Borsini arrives to Coldstream from an independent financial planning and investment firm in Seattle. She holds a BA in Economics and Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Puget Sound. Formerly an interior designer, Lacey Lopez brings with her both a unique creative approach and over five years of finance experience. Most recently, Lacey worked with Merrill Lynch as a Client Associate. Brian Plowman joins us with five years of experience from Bank of America and a BA in Finance from Washington State University. Carrie Troy brings with her over 20 years’ experience in financial analysis and a BS in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge.

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5 Things to Know About Boating

Spring is here! With sunshine and blue skies overhead and Opening Day of the boating season on the horizon, nautical northwesterners are itching to get on the water. Before you launch your boat this season, take a few moments and review your insurance policy; coverage can vary greatly from policy to policy. Here are five scenarios to consider before donning those topsiders:READ MORE

Coldstream Rolling Out New Reporting Technology

We are excited to announce we are rolling out Envestnet | Tamarac’s Advisor View™ portfolio management and reporting system, a significant upgrade to our technology platform. The Advisor View platform leverages new technology to increase our Client Service team’s productivity, improve efficiencies, and provide superior deliverables through new reporting capabilities and a more robust client portal.

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Signals from the Noise – Market Update

I recently read a NY Times Magazine article by Clay Tarver, detailing the remarkable story of Jason Everman. Everman had the incredible distinction of being kicked out of both Nirvana and Soundgarden prior to their explosive success in the 1990s. He later, as he put it “decided to do the most un-cool thing, join the Army.” Everman persevered through training and eventually joined the Rangers and then onto Special Forces, distinguishing himself through more than a decade of hot deployments. Post Army, Everman graduated from Columbia University with a degree in philosophy. On his plans for the future “I’ll probably just be a bartender somewhere.” In a life that has played out like a Greek tragedy, Jason is still the wise student attempting to divine messages the Gods have been sending him. Noisy as those signals may be.READ MORE

Save the date – College Access Now (CAN)

Wednesday May 6th 6-8:30 p.m. Sodo Park Seattle

Coldstream is excited to be a Masters level sponsor for the College Access Now (CAN) 2015 annual spring event. Save the Date for Spring Forward on May 6th, an event designed to celebrate and support the hard work and drive of more than 1,200 students on the path to college. Join passionate community members for a fun and philanthropic evening featuring stories of students and the AmeriCorps coaches that are helping them reach their college dreams.READ MORE

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