Stewardship Partners founder, Rusty Leonard on 20/20 with John Stossel:
CEO and Founder of Stewardship Partners and Christian ministry financial accountability site, MinistryWatch.com was interviewed on ABC's 20/20 with John Stossel regarding the lack of financial transparency among some televangelists. A transcript of the interview is available (pdf)»HERE«. Please also see our amplification of the story »HERE« and a personal note from Rusty Leonard (pdf)»HERE«.
Welcome to Stewardship Partners:
As the Lord's servants we are called to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us and to reflect our Christian worldview in our daily life. Many Christians, however, have been frustrated by their inability to effectively manage their investments while simultaneously giving proper consideration to the moral fabric of the companies of which they have become part owners. Indeed, most Christians would be shocked to learn of the extent and nature of the sinful activities that they are inadvertently supporting through their investments. Stewardship Partners seeks to address this issue by offering both highly skilled, experienced, professional money management and the best research available on the character exhibited in products, management and causes supported by the public companies in which we invest.
Armed with these skills and research, we seek to invest our client's portfolios in securities of those firms that offer the best combination of long-term capital appreciation potential and strong, biblically-based values so that our clients can be assured that their Christian worldview is reflected in their investment portfolio.
Our vision does not end with our desire to offer biblically-based investment management services. It is our hope, as well, that our efforts to prosper God's people will create greater financial resources that will be made available to the Lord's work. Stewardship Partners encourages its clients to give, as the Lord leads, to Churches and the many great ministries that are working to meet the needs of the weak and bring the Word of God to the lost.
Through our non-profit partner, Wall Watchers, we seek to educate Christians on the subject of stewardship and help Christians identify, through Wall Watchers' judicious, comparative research, those ministries that are most worthy of our client's support at www.ministrywatch.com.
Stewardship Partners was founded in 2000 by former Templeton portfolio manager, Howard "Rusty" Leonard, CFA. For a full biography on Mr. Leonard, click on this link: Partner Biographies.
Stewardship Partners manages separate account portfolios in the following formats:
US BRI Equity
US Tactical BRI Equity
US Concentrated BRI Equity
US Small/Mid Cap BRI Equity
US Balanced BRI (US Equities and US Bonds)
Global BRI Equities
Global Tactical BRI Equity
Global Concentrated BRI Equity
Global Rising Dividends BRI Equity
Global Balanced BRI (Global Equities and US Bonds)
International BRI Equity
International Tactical BRI Equity
International Concentrated BRI Equity
International Balanced BRI (International Equities and US Bonds)