Greg Leonberger, FSA, EA, MAAA
Director of Research, Managing Partner
On Saturday, November 7th, Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election and will become the 46th president of the United States in January. Markets were surprisingly positive last week despite the uncertainty around results as multiple states were too close to call until all the votes had been tallied. While there is still pending litigation in certain states, it seems highly unlikely that these actions will reverse the election result. Thus, market participants have turned their attention to what the market can expect from a Biden-led White House coupled with a split Congress, while the coronavirus pandemic marches on.
In this newsletter, we tackle this question for each of the “traditional” asset classes: Fixed Income, U.S. Equities, and Non-U.S. Equities. The impact on alternative asset classes such as hedge funds, real assets, and private equity are more nuanced and will be covered in our 2021 market preview to be released in January.
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