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Episode 2: Is There a Planning Silver Lining to This Economic Downturn?

Alvina H. Lo |
Emerald GEMs
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May 12—In this time of economic and market uncertainty, many are asking: Is there a planning silver lining to this economic downturn? Chief Wealth Strategist Alvina Lo discusses how using a grantor retained annuity trust (GRAT) as an estate planning tool may be beneficial in our current economic climate. Why? Because its success is tied to two things: low interest rates and low valuation of assets—both of which we have today.


Capital Perspectives May 2020

Tony Roth |
Investment Management

In the May issue of our monthly flagship publication, we feature:On the Record by Chief Investment Officer Tony Roth, where he discusses how this recession is unlike previous market dislocations and despite having a simple trigger, the impacts and investment implications are harder to gauge.


Municipal Fixed Income Quarterly Market Commentary 1Q 2020

Karleen Strayer |
Investment Management

In the 1Q 2020 issue of our quarterly publication, we:Discuss how IG muni credits are expected to weather the current market dislocation.Present views on the support of the CARES Act.Offer views on the spate of expected downgrades in the U.S. financials sector. In the first quarter of 2020, the municipal market experienced a decade of turbulence.