Perspectives

The Nastiest Man in Restructuring | Middle Market Musings Podcast

May 12, 2021

Andy Greenberg and Charlie Gifford, in the Middle Market Musings podcast interview Peter Kaufman known to some as the nastiest man in distressed debt restructuring.

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Cost of Capital. The Past, Present and Future? | Part 2

April 28, 2021

Time to Pay the Piper? A Look at the Prospective Cost of Capital In the first installment of this series, we made the point that the corporate cost of capital has nowhere to go but up.  But what does this … Read more

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Cost of Capital. The Past, Present and Future? | Part 1

March 30, 2021

In the first in a series about the cost of capital, Gordian employees discuss the impact US monetary and fiscal policy has had on interest rates and asset prices and lay the ground work for how those actions may affect future government policies, valuations and investment decisions.

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Distressed Debt Investing & Restructuring | Straight Talk Money Podcast

March 10, 2021

Gordian Group CEO Henry F. Owsley and Family Office Advisor, David Beach discuss financial advisory services for family offices with special focus on distressed situations and distressed debt investing with Chase Robertson and Peggy Tuck of Straight Talk Money Radio. … Read more

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Gordian Perspectives for March 2021

March 3, 2021

In the aftermath of the Presidential Election, we wrote a piece discussing some of the economic challenges facing the Biden Administration, and how Biden’s actions may stir inflation and create sets of corporate winners and losers. Now that the Biden team has started to implement its agenda, we thought it would be interesting to revisit these issues.

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Gordian Perspectives for February 2021

February 12, 2021

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, governments have actively depressed bond yields and inflated bond prices.  Unfortunately, most market manipulations ultimately meet a messy end.  If and when this particular manipulation goes the way of all flesh, yields will rise and bond investors will lose money.  Bonds would stop being effective investment instruments, and become “Certificates of Confiscation”.

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Discussion: Opportunity Zone Fund Investments. Are They Right for Family Offices?

January 9, 2021

What is an Opportunity Zone and what are the investment opportunities and the potential tax advantages to investors and family offices?

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Modern Monetary Theorists. The Ghosts of Inflation Past?

January 5, 2021

Unlike Scrooge’s deceased business partner, Marley, we don’t believe that inflation has met the same fate.  It is subdued, but lives.  Despite the contentions of Modern Monetary Theorists (MMT), we disagree that the US can continue printing money without consequences.

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Biden’s Heavy Load

December 3, 2020

In the aftermath of the November elections, we thought it worthwhile to revisit the economic and market risks Biden is facing. Plus, The pandemic is far from over, but COVID’s shattering effects on consumer behavior will be with us for a very long time to come. Not only are consumers foregoing crowds and living online, but what they buy, what brands they buy, and how they spend their time has already shifted.

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Prognosis for Distressed Healthcare Companies

November 19, 2020

Expert analysis on best practices for distressed healthcare companies to streamline operations & for buyers looking to acquire them.

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Discussion: The COVID Recession – 2008 or Something Else?

July 27, 2020

Gordian Group CEO Henry Owsley provides his thoughts on the current economic situation facing companies in the United States. Joining him in this Perspectives Discussion Series are Rick Mikels, Partner at Law Firm, Pachulski Stang Ziehl and Jones LLP and … Read more

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Gordian Perspectives for June 2020

July 6, 2020

Stock market and economy disconnect? The consumer is defining reality. Plus, Apocalypse Soon, Part II. Can central banks continue to “manage” inflation?

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Gordian Perspectives for May 2020

June 8, 2020

Apocalypse soon? In the current environment, there clearly is nothing resembling certainty.  But the probability of seeing stagflation this decade is increasing.

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Gordian Perspectives for April 2020

May 7, 2020

Is globalization on the rocks and can the U.S. decouple from China? Also, what ways can you and your board take advantage of distressed corporate situations?

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