Some would argue I should’ve hit him.
Only kidding! But let me tell you a story. I was driving yesterday and saw approaching from the left at a good clip on a skateboard some lout on the sidewalk in backward cap and shorts, head down over his phone and ear buds in. There was a stop sign on his side not on mine but he never looked up and didn’t see me until he clattered into the street, where I’d stopped despite an opposite urge. He didn’t say thanks or whew or anything, just skittered off, nose in phone. He wasn’t a kid either, probably in his 20s.
This to me is a metaphor for the markets. It’s easy to get discouraged about the future. More on that in a bit. And that’s not the big news. This is:
New website. We’ve been testing our contemporary new internet home, gathering feedback, and have gotten high marks in the soft rollout. So voila! Visit modernir.com, mobile-ready and refreshed by our good advertising friends at Brand Iron here in Denver, who handle lots of things for us. Tell us what you think.
Updated logo. Brand Iron also persuaded us to touch up our image. We think it’s good work, though one observer said, “I hope the market doesn’t move inversely with your squiggle.”
New offices. Third is our new headquarters location on fashionable South Pearl Street in Denver, across from our town’s world-renowned Sushi Den and adjacent to diverse dining opportunities in both directions. Perfect for your next visit! Stop in and see us at 1490 South Pearl Street, Ste 100, here in Denver.
New Director, Client Services. Finally, we’re proud to announce that Greg Yates has joined our client services team. Greg started with us in June and we haven’t driven him away, thankfully. A University of Arizona graduate with a CFA, Greg began his capital markets career as a trader in fixed income for PIMCO in 1997, and moved on to trading equities at Banc of America, then to the buyside as an asset manager for a variety of firms including Mellon. Clients, you’ll find Greg a knowledgeable and apt supporter in your efforts to run the coolest and most effective IR programs in our profession. He’ll work under our Vice President of Client Services, Brian Leite. (more…)