As of March 30, 2020 — Wilmington Trust has been monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and assessing its impact on investments and the economy. Visit this page for updates as further developments unfold. What COVID-19 health and wealth impacts lie ahead? Listen to the replay of our recent webinar, “COVID-19: Fiscal, Monetary & Medical Shots in the Arm?,” with Chief Investment Officer Tony Roth and special guest, Ashish K.
February 5, 2020 — This Wilmington Wire blog post is the third in a continuing series of updates on the coronavirus outbreak and its market and economic implications. The first, Coronavirus Concerns: Monitoring the Risks Closely, but not Reacting to Portfolios Yet; and the second, Coronavirus update: Hold the line. We also held a conference call on Monday, February 5, where we discussed the market sell-off and potential economic implications of the epidemic. Call recording.
January 3, 2020— On January 2, a U.S. military drone strike eliminated General Qassem Suleimani, leader of the al-Quds battalion of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The drone strike, which occurred at Baghdad airport, followed a rapidly escalating U.S. conflict with an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia. The al-Quds forces advance Iran’s influence by supporting various governments and militias across Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. Iran has threatened unspecified retaliation against U.