Insight October 2020

Posted on October 28, 2020

October 2020  |  Issue 3

Insight, the Insured Retirement Institute's (IRI) monthly publication, was created to highlight our members’ content on behalf of the entire membership as well as our financial advisor community.

This month's IRI Insight issue features timely resources on the upcoming election and how best to talk to clients so that they keep calm during turbulent markets and uncertain times and make informed financial decisions. Also included in this issue is a member spotlight highlighting a recent article written by Melissa Kivett, Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Relationship Management, Prudential Financial and IRI Board of Directors member, on the financial challenges that are unique to women and how advisors can help mitigate these issues through well-rounded financial planning.

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With 2020 presidential campaigning heading into the home stretch, your clients may be concerned about what the outcome could mean for their retirement planning and assets. They may even be asking if they should make any changes to their retirement strategy. Get new insight and help bolster their confidence with a complete set of resources found online at
Presented by Global Atlantic Financial Group
Investing in a Highly Politicized Climate
Investors have a lot on their minds these days. November's presidential election also adds political noise to investors’ desire for clarity and understanding. This white paper explains how political views can influence investment decisions and why it's important to focus on the fundamentals. 
Presented by Nationwide
Member Spotlight
Women's Financial Challenges Just Got Greater Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Melissa Kivett, Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Relationship Management, Prudential Financial and IRI Board of Directors member, recently published an article on the unique financial challenges that women face that have been exacerbated due to the pandemic and how financial professionals can help women overcome these challenges as they plan for a financially secure retirement.
Presented by Prudential Financial
Stocks and the Election Don't Mix

LPL Financial Research Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick explains how the economy is doing matters more to stocks than who is in the White House.

Presented by LPL Financial

S&P 500 Index Price Returns in Election Years

There are many factors that impact stock market returns, but one common concern of investors is how the stock market could be impacted by a change in the U.S. president. This document provides an analysis of S&P 500® Index price performance in past election years.

Presented by Brighthouse Financial

See Through Election Uncertainty

Investors have seen more than their fair share of market volatility in 2020… and it isn't over yet. Just as economies worldwide are regaining momentum after the pandemic shut them down, investors are now facing the uncertainty of a U.S. presidential election in an increasingly polarized nation. Many investors tend to consider which political party might be better for the market. But history tells us that the market doesn't care who is in control of the White House over the long run. Since 1926, markets have continued to rise regardless of which party holds office.

Presented by BlackRock

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Market Insights 2020 Election Hub

Dr. David Kelly and the J.P. Morgan Market Insights team reach hundreds of thousands of financial advisors globally, helping clients make sense of the economic environment and capital markets. The backdrop for the 2020 election has shifted dramatically, as the next administration's policies will shape the economic recovery and build the foundation for the next expansion. Our regularly updated election insights provide investors with an analysis of the 2020 election's top questions and the economic and market implications of the results.

Presented by J.P. Morgan Asset Management