If you have ever visited the Amalfi Coast (where my family is luckily located!) you might have seen deep red bunches of small grape tomatoes hanging in the markets of Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and in the market areas of Naples. Those are the Pomodorino Piennolo del Vesuvio. I also grow San Marzano and Sorrento tomatoes, which are germinated from seeds that I have purchased while vacationing with our family in Italy. I enjoy the satisfaction that comes with planting seeds and seeing something grow. There’s an investment analogy here too, and our team is culturally aligned with helping our clients’ grow their business as well. It’s safe to say that growth is an important goal for us at P&I.
What a day! The markets were melting down and I was checking email on my iPhone on the corner of Third avenue and 44th street on the way back to the Pensions & Investments' headquarters in New York when my phone suddenly went dead. The sun was too strong, and it just seized up! “Baby, it’s hot outside” is all I could think about.
My first recollection of the words “retirement” and “pension” was sometime in the mid-1970s. My grandfather, John Battaglia, an Italian immigrant who was born in 1912 and moved to New York City in 1928, was about to retire from the American Can Co. after more than 40 years of service.