Monday, December 12, 2016

The Roles of Financial Professionals Defined

Former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at The Rouse Company, Anthony W. Deering brings decades of financial services experience to his current role as a Director with Under Armour. Anthony W. Deering, who received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has successfully served the investment industry in a wide range of capacities.

There is no shortage of professionals willing to provide a variety of financial services. Understanding the roles of investment advisors, stockbrokers, and financial planners will allow you to find the right type to achieve your goals.

Investment advisors can be individuals or companies who offer clients educated and informed advice regarding a variety of investment products, such as stocks and mutual funds. Depending on the total value of assets under their management, investment advisors are required to be registered with either the SEC or a state regulator. 

A stockbroker, also referred to as a registered representative, is any person who engages in securities transactions on behalf of clients. Similarly, a broker-dealer buys and sells securities on behalf of customers (as a broker), for itself (as a dealer), or both. Stockbrokers are required to be registered, maintain FINRA membership, pass exams, and be associated with a broker-dealer institute.

Financial planners assist people and corporations in meeting their financial goals. They are expected to evaluate a client's current financial standing and then formulate a plan to meet specific objectives. Financial planners will typically have a specialty such as asset allocation, retirement, insurance, or estate planning. No specialized training or registration is required to call oneself a financial planner. However, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards does offer certification for candidates that successfully pass an exam.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Baltimore Museum of Art Presents Queer Interiors for Public Viewing


Anthony W. Deering has been the chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, since 2004. Additionally, Anthony W. Deering has served with the Baltimore Museum of Art as a past chairman of the board. Currently he is serving as a trustee for the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has a new exhibit showing in the Commons gallery, next to the Imagining Home exhibition. The ground-breaking exhibit, Queer Interiors, is a multimedia piece exploring domesticity in the lives of LGBTQI+ communities. The project features a very large bed and furnishings, and a multimedia wall quilt called the Baltimore LGBTQI+ Home Movie Quilt. The quilt component pays tribute to Baltimore album quilts and the AIDS Quilt.

Queer Interiors, created by Baltimore-based artists Rahne Alexander and Jaimes Mayhew working in conjunction with Chase Brexton Health Care’s LGBT Health Resource Center, is part of the BMA’s Commons Collaboration initiative. The BMA Commons Collaboration initiative commissions an artist or artists and a non-profit organization to co-produce programs relating to Imagining Home.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is only the second major museum in the US to spotlight an installation by transgender artists.