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COVID-19 leads to more government debt, more liability worries, and more stress for women.

The recovery remains vulnerable to recent surges in COVID-19 cases.


Top Investment Management Insights

Supported by monetary and fiscal policies and boosted by renewed investor enthusiasm, global financial markets have rebounded.

The slow reopening of the U.S. economy in the second quarter spurred significant optimism among investors and calmed fixed income markets.


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The second quarter equity rally with the reopening of economies has believers and doubters. Learn why.

Daily deaths set records in some populous U.S. states. Republicans may release spending proposal on Monday.

States are plagued by pandemic uncertainty, but long-term resiliency remains intact.


Top Wealth Management Insights

Investors sit in the uncomfortable middle – between progress and a long road to recovery. Learn what to expect and how to position during this stage.

The risk profiles of property types and locations are shifting. Work with your advisors to identify and prepare for these changes.


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Extra caution is needed as uncertainty, remote work and COVID-19 scams compromise the security of your personal information.

How COVID-19 impacts private business transactions and what you can do to prepare.

Seize opportunities to improve your wealth plan during this market downturn.


Economic Trends & Insights

Washington’s inaction on a fiscal deal and action on tariffs are both perplexing, while schools face complicated choices.

The outlook for the economy is fusing with the outlook for COVID-19.


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Automatic stabilizers prevented an economic breakdown, while trains are running empty and money stays parked.

COVID-19’s path is evident everywhere we look: spending, saving, staffing, sentiment, and sports.

The journey to a full recovery will be a long one, but at least we’ve taken some initial steps.


Asset Servicing

Solutions for the whole office in 2020 and beyond.

New marketplaces, infrastructures and asset classes are emerging across the securities industry and in multiple regions. In this video, we explore how they offer a huge opportunity but need to be navigated responsibly to manage uncertainty, regulatory complexity and the pace of change.


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Knowledge is power, and for hedge funds, no source of knowledge is more important than data.

Product Lead Serge Boccassini discusses the considerations for pension risk transfers with Edward Root, Managing Director of Willis Towers Watson.

Head of Insurance Solutions Chris Dvorak discusses the challenges and opportunities that data can provide with David Williams, Vice President of Marketing at SAP.


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