The accumulation and preservation of capital today requires expertise in world securities and currency markets, effective utilization of sophisticated investment tools and the ability to digest the implications of global economic and political trends on invested assets. Professional investment management may have become far more complex, but fundamental to any successful investment program is effective research and sound judgment. The quality that marks a firm as truly distinctive in its field is the intensely personalized way it customizes these capabilities to each client's special needs.

Slocum, Gordon & Co. LLP was established in 1978 with these objectives and concerns in mind. Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Firm is owned by partners who are both collectively and individually responsible for its policies and management.