We have had several clients ask for scenarios that pertain to the upcoming US presidential elections. Clearly there is a lot of uncertainty around an election that is more divisive than any in memory. While direct comparisons to other events in US history are hard to come by, we have certainly seen our fair share of contentious presidential elections.
During a recent conversation with a savvy advisor (we’ll call him Greg), it was pointed out to me that 2020 has brought some challenges for advisors that are not immediately obvious to someone whose company designs and sells software solutions. Specifically, he mentioned that many advisors have business development accounts that they will struggle to utilize given the COVID-19 pandemic.