CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HighTower, the nation's first advisor-owned financial services firm serving wealthy families and institutional clients, announced that the Pagnato-Karp Group, based in Washington, D.C., has launched the Pagnato-Karp Group: Investment Education podcast series. Released on a weekly basis, the podcasts can be found on both iTunes and the Pagnato-Karp website. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hightowers-pagnato-karp-group-launches-new-investment-education-podcasts-186200402.html The Pagnato-Karp Group provides wealth management services, strategies, and solutions to a highly dynamic and accomplished group of clients. The company's Investment Education podcasts, featuring senior members of its leadership team, are designed to provide insight and information regarding a broad spectrum of issues impacting global markets and investments. "Our clients include some highly sophisticated investors, and they expect us to be as forward-looking with our use of technology as we are with our investment philosophy," said Paul Pagnato, Partner and Managing Director at HighTower. "This means leveraging every available channel of communication, from Facebook and LinkedIn to YouTube, Twitter and now iTunes, where clients can listen to our podcasts across all of their devices." The Pagnato-Karp podcast series will examine many of the factors affecting volatility and uncertainty in the financial markets today. Upcoming topics include discussions of the Federal debt as a percent of GDP; the fiscal cliff; QE4 figures; the European debt crisis; the Euro vs. gold; the strength of Germany; real estate speculation in Spain; and investment bubbles. "We know that investors are bombarded with data every day but these podcasts offer an opportunity to provide valuable context," said Mr. Pagnato. "By tapping into an accessible and familiar medium, we can help our clients stay well ahead of the curve."