With all that has transpired over this last year, we have all likely reflected on what is important to us. At Atlas, we strive to prepare our clients, colleagues, and friends with the knowledge they need to meet their own personal goals… but what happens next?
Gone are the days where you can simply send your child off to any college or university to allow them time to “figure out” what it is they hope to do with the majority of their productive years in life, largely because the exorbitant cost of an undergraduate degree is such a high burden for most families.
In a world turned upside by a global pandemic, as schools and childcare providers have had to close their doors on and off again, progress toward gender equality has taken a back seat. Some even speculate that this may have set back gender equality by a decade. Better understanding of the gender pay gap—and even more so—the gender wealth gap, helps to position us to take action to improve our outlook.
Erik the Red, Ferdinand Magellan, Blackbeard, and countless others depended on Atlas to guide them safely to their final destination. It makes me think of our business – the journey we have gone through as a firm, our role in the industry, and how we educate and navigate our clients down a path targeting their unique life goals.
On a very macro level, we think that there will be a modest market reaction to the election in the coming weeks. Markets like gridlock in Washington, and with the potential for a divided Congress, we think the eventual political landscape will impede immediate implementation of at least two of the more noteworthy Biden policy initiatives.