Our First Priority Is You!
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Miller/Howard wants to help you navigate through rough markets.
Our first priority at Miller/Howard is making sure that we are in a position to steward your assets through all markets, including this one. We have navigated challenging markets for 30 years, and we will navigate this one. Past challenges have prepared us from an operational and technological standpoint to continue to serve our clients seamlessly while doing our part to social distance. To that end, our portfolio managers have been working diligently to navigate choppy markets, our marketing team is grounded and available for client calls, and our traders and staff are prepared to continue to care for the assets you have entrusted to us without interruption. We are doing our best to be part of the solution, without compromising client care or fiduciary responsibility.
At its core though, this is a human event. We know that this has an emotional and economic impact on you and your clients. We have designed our strategies in an effort to endure challenging economic times, and our portfolios were already positioned in healthy companies and those providing essential services with enduring business models. Many of the companies that we own are businesses that you write checks to every month; companies that, themselves, have endured and thrived during other challenging times.
Near-term price volatility is unavoidable, but what we seek to deliver is a stable income stream from dividends. Every market cycle will have unanticipated events that need to be evaluated. Portfolio changes will be made when warranted. What is unchanging is our commitment to our clients.
We are here to serve you, and we are committed to doing the best work we can to protect income. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
We earnestly hope that you and your family stay healthy.
The Miller/Howard Team
Luan Jenifer, joined the firm in 2002. Before being promoted to President in 2019, Luan has held several key leadership roles that set goals and policies that promote company culture and vision through its operations. In her prior positions of Chief Operating Officer and Director of Operations, Luan was responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the company to maximize profits, client satisfaction, mission alignment, and employee engagement. In 2018, she was instrumental in Miller/Howard’s transition to a 100% employee-owned structure. In her long-time work as Head of ESG, Luan has been instrumental in expanding the scope and impact our Environmental, Social, and Governance program, which advocates on behalf of clients by working closely with investors, companies, and colleagues. Luan currently serves on Miller/Howard’s Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Compensation, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. As an avid supporter of local community organizations, Luan has created the firm’s Volunteer Time Off Program.