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The COVID-19 Coronavirus has impacted economies and communities across the globe. Below are communications from our investment team addressing the financial market events surrounding COVID-19.

 

Videos

Markets at a Glance: June 2020

Nízida Arriaga, CFA, Wespath's Manager of Fixed Income, discusses events that impacted the financial markets during June 2020.

Markets at a Glance: May 2020

Rashed Khan, Wespath's Director of Portfolio Risk and Analytics, discusses how recent events have impacted the financial markets.

Markets at a Glance: April 2020

Dave Zellner, Wespath's Chief Investment Officer, discusses how recent events have impacted the financial markets.

Market Update: A Message from the Chief Investment Officer

May 4, 2020

Market Update: A Message from the Chief Investment Officer

April 21, 2020

Markets at a Glance: March 2020

April 13, 2020

Market Update: A Message from the Chief Investment Officer

March 31, 2020

Video: COVID-19 Update: Dave Zellner, Chief Investment Officer

In the wake of COVID-19, Chief Investment Officer Dave Zellner addresses participants as he provides his perspectives on markets, the economy and Wespath’s long-term investment approach in this latest video.

March 20, 2020

Video Update from the CIO: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Stock Market Volatility

CIO Dave Zellner provides his perspectives following the markets’ sharp market decline, as fears continue to swirl around COVID-19.

March 9, 2020

Asset Manager Commentary

Mondrian Investment Partners—The Continuing Role of Small Cap and Value Investing
This white paper examines the potential role of international small-cap investment in the COVID-19 economic recovery. Mondrian suggests that fiscal and monetary stimulus should provide a boost following the pandemic—and that small-cap strategies could prove successful as quality managers seek to take advantage of attractive valuations and market inefficiencies. Posted May 20, 2020

Brown Capital Management—Coronavirus: Isolating Truth from Fear
Our sub-advisor provides an early look at the economic repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak and highlights how their approach to investing in “growth” companies separates out company fundamentals with a focus on long-term performance. March 3, 2020

Wespath Institutional Investments Webinars

News/Press Releases

Press Release:
Wespath Urges Companies to Support Workers and Markets During COVID-19 Crisis

March 30, 2020

Wespath has signed onto the “Investor Statement on Coronavirus Response” urging companies to take measures to support their workforce and other stakeholders during this unprecedented time. We believe the next steps in responding to this crisis should pave the way for long-term growth and the creation of sustainable global economy.

Read the press release.

Update from the CIO: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Stock Market Volatility

March 9, 2020

CIO Dave Zellner provides his perspectives following the markets’ sharp market decline, as fears continue to swirl around COVID-19.

Read the update.

Comment from the CIO: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Stock Market Volatility

February 26, 2020

Amid rising concerns over Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the associated market downturn, CIO Dave Zellner wants investors to remember that market corrections are normal and Wespath will continue to adhere to our disciplined long-term investment strategy.

Read Dave's comments.