Coronavirus: Financial Insights & Resources

How are the financial markets being impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? CIBC Private Wealth experts provide ongoing analysis and insights on what investors should consider for their portfolios and wealth plans in this uncertain environment.

Hear from our portfolio managers: Focus on facts in international markets

03.26.2020

CIBC International Growth Strategy Co-Portfolio Managers Dan Delany, CFA, and Matt Scherer, CFA, discuss global market performance, how their investment strategy responds in times of volatility and the conversations they are having with companies on the other side of the globe.

 

Benefits of a GRAT when market values are low

03.26.2020

Do you have assets that have dropped in value, but you expect those assets to recover over the next two or more years? Would you like to transfer some or all of that expected appreciation to your children or other beneficiaries?

Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs) can help you efficiently transfer assets to the next generation. Senior Wealth Strategists Theresa Marx and Halsey Schreier discuss GRAT planning strategies and why this time of lower market values and increased market volatility might be the right time to implement a GRAT.

 

COVID-19 and the markets: Addressing four big questions

03.23.2020

In the midst of the financial markets storm over the last month, CIBC Private Wealth professionals have had a multitude of conversations with clients. Chief Investment Officer Dave Donabedian, CFA, addresses the questions that we have received most often.

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Proactive planning in a time of uncertainty and volatility

03.23.2020

In this period of market volatility as the coronavirus evolves, there are ways to be proactive from a planning perspective. Now is a good time to review your estate planning documents and engage in planning that takes advantage of the current low market values and high volatility. Here we preview six strategies that offer the ability to move wealth, or prepay taxes on retirement assets, at these low values, potentially providing significant tax savings in the future.

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FOMC expands efforts to support the economy

03.23.2020

The Federal Reserve expanded the tool kit necessary to deal with an absence of credit market liquidity. Here are highlights from the recent FOMC statement.

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Office status update

03.20.2020

As we monitor the situation in each local market, we are shifting employees to work from home. Regardless, our teams are always available via email and phone. View our Office Status Update and find local contact information here.

 

In the press

03.16.2020

Chief Investment Officer Dave Donabedian, CFA, quoted in Washington Post

How do you not panic about what’s happening to your retirement account? Just don’t look.

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03.10.2020

Senior Equity Trader Rebecca Babin quoted in mrt

Oil rebounds 10 percent from historic rout

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03.14.2020

Chief Investment Officer Dave Donabedian, CFA, quoted in MarketWatch

The economy is in for tough times, but here’s a roadmap for recovery from the coronavirus

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Equity market update in response to COVID-19

03.19.2020

CIBC Private Wealth Head of Equities Patricia Bannan, CFA, provides an overview of the current state of the equity market and an update on how our equity teams are responding.

 

The Federal Reserve steps up (again)

03.16.2020

The Fed, along with many other global central banks, acted to improve liquidity and cushion markets from the economic fallout of COVID-19.

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