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The Costs of Federal (Non)Intervention

On March 27, 2020, the President approved the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, a $2.2 trillion package of economic interventions to support individuals, small businesses, hospitals, and state, local, and tribal governments.1 The goal was to...

2020 Mid-Year Capital Markets Forecast Update

“The Great Lockdown” as coined by the International Monetary Fund resulting from the health crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, has led to a significant loss in human life, extreme unemployment, financial instability, and a dramatic drop-in economic activity. This health crisis has caused a human crisis and an economic crisis.

Non-US Developed Markets Outlook

The global pandemic halted economic activity creating a sharp drop in growth in the UK, Japan, and the Eurozone in the second quarter.

Perseverance, Partnerships, and Innovation in the time of COVID

Nonprofit organizations are on the frontlines responding to the COVID-19 crisis by providing communities with programming, services, and support even as they as businesses navigate changing business models and priorities.

The Value of Pensions

Amid a pandemic, a recession, and an upcoming election, changes to pension rules are easy to miss. However, the US Department of Labor’s rule change[i] proposed last Tuesday, June 23, would profoundly complicate the already challenging task of effectively...

Why Invest?

The past week, investors bought up millions of shares of Hertz, a bankrupt rental car company that’s stock is essentially worthless.[i] And so many investors piled into wanna-be electric vehicle maker, Nikola, that its market value briefly matched that of Ford...

When We Were Sick: Lessons in (Un)Employment

As the health and economic impacts of the COVID crisis deepen, the world at times feels divided between extreme optimists and gloomy pessimists. What place is there for a more measured voice like Syntrinsic’s? For insight, we have called upon our friends from the...

2020 Hindsight: How Nonprofits Can Survive and Thrive in Times of Crisis

A LONG, LONG TIME AGO… April 2020 marked my 20th-anniversary guiding institutions and private investors through the investment markets. In that time, I have observed lessons in nonprofit sustainability worthy of sharing with you today in this age of COVID-19. First,...

A Broken Heart

This has been a hard week for America. Forget COVID for a moment, and the economic devastation it has wrought on so many. Let us take a break from discussing stimulus and markets, interest rates and debt. Something far more basic must be addressed. This week has...

Missed Rent | May 18 – 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly driven unemployment and hobbled or closed many businesses, people have less cash to meet rental and mortgage obligations. Missed lease and mortgage payments across residential and commercial properties could have far-reaching...

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