September 2018 >> Download THE KEYSTONE: FALL 2018 Our dedicated architecture and engineering team recently published the fall edition of The Keystone, a semi-annual newsletter that focuses on current trends in the AE industry and provides our commentary on the market's activity. Check out this edition's featured article, A Smart Hedge Against Capital Claims: The Emergence of Private Placement Life Insurance, written by Managing Director, Rich Chapman. Never before have AE companies been more burdened by the weighty demands of continuous capital calls. Due to industry fragmentation, the growth of small to mid-size firms, and the challenges of ownership transition, the AE community finds itself in uncharted waters. Leaders of employee-owned companies must serve as sentinels for their employee stakeholders, keeping an ever-watchful eye on the demands of future capital claims... Chartwell's AE Practice Chartwell has a dedicated team of professionals specializing in the financial operations of AE companies. We represent board of directors, shareholders, and corporate fiduciaries in transactions, valuations, and advisory services designed to optimize ownership structure and corporate capital planning. Our AE client portfolio spans over 100 clients throughout the U.S. and we are gold sponsors of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Since 2012, Chartwell has been the anchor sposnor of ACEC's CFO Council track program. Please contact Chris Staloch, Managing Director & AE Practice Leader, for more information!