TBFA Holds Annual Investment Forum
Point Clear, Alabama – On October 13, 2015, The Baptist Foundation of Alabama (TBFA) held its annual investment forum at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. TBFA staff gathered with members of its Board of Directors as well as its investment managers and other invited guests for this informative, one day event.
Representatives from the following investment managers were in attendance:
- Ceres Partners LLC
- Courage Capital Management
- Dimensional Fund Advisors
- International Farming Corporation
- Private Advisors, LLC
- Reinhart Partners, Inc.
- Resource Management Service, LLC
- SSI Investment Management
- Stonebridge Advisors LLC
- Weaver C. Barksdale & Associates
To start the day, Barry Bledsoe, President of TBFA, welcomed the group and introduced Ed Litton, Senior Pastor at Redemption Church, who opened the meeting with a devotional. Nathan McCarthy, TBFA’s Investment Officer, then provided an update on the Foundation’s investment management process.
The keynote address this year was delivered by Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist of First Trust Portfolios, LP. Mr. Wesbury gave an entertaining and information-packed session on the current global economic climate, centered around the prosperity of the United States economy relative to the other participants in the world market.
Finally, the investment managers joined in the investment roundtable, where they were invited to share their own unique perspective on the current climate in their respective marketplace, as well as compare thoughts on the economy and investment landscape in general.
Barry Bledsoe said, “This year’s annual investment forum was another great time to gather with our dedicated managers, Board members, and others to share insights, ask questions, and generate ideas. Our staff did a great job organizing this event, but none of it would have been possible without the investment managers. We are grateful to them not only for their attendance at this year’s event, but also for their partnership with the Foundation as we steward well the assets generous Baptists have entrusted to us.”
The Baptist Foundation of Alabama (TBFA) was founded in 1940 to steward Christ-honoring gifts on behalf of generous Alabama Baptists for ministries in Alabama, around the United States, and across the world. TBFA is committed to assisting givers impact their favorite ministries in the largest possible way. Today, the Foundation administers almost 250 million dollars of God’s money given by God’s people for God’s purposes. From providing estate planning services for churches and individuals, to managing financial resources effectively and efficiently, The Foundation is proud to play a vital role in helping share the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. TBFA is a Cooperative Program Agency of the Alabama Baptist State Convention.