Discounts, remote work and charitable gifts: How wealth managers adapt to coronavirus
Faced with the coronavirus and an economy tipping into a recession, financial advisors have their work cut out for them.
“This pandemic has exposed the cracks in infrastructure across the board,” says Cameo Roberson, a business coach and founder of Atlas Park Consulting & Finance. “Now, for advisors, it's really an opportunity to figure out what their best operational plan is going forward that is location-independent. … The advisors who are able to pivot, understand that, and start building the right systems to support it will be able to weather the storm.”
Advisors and their firms are responding to the pandemic in a variety of ways.
Companies of all sizes have been offering free or discounted services and additional support for their employees, sometimes in the form of stipends. They’ve also been adding to resources centers and making charitable donations to those who need it most, such as a Children's Wisconsin hospital in Milwaukee. Regulators, meanwhile, have raced to appoint task forces to ensure advisors, firms and investors know the right points of contact with the most updated information.
Scroll through to see how wealth managers and other industry players are responding to the coronavirus crisis. To see our previous roundup of the industry’s responses click here.