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COVID-19 | Get the Facts from Health & Wealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a shadow across global financial markets and economies, causing unprecedented disruption. This has significant implications not only for our lives but also for our financial futures. To try and make sense of this, we have brought together a global healthcare expert, a personal finance expert, and a financial markets expert to discuss not only the current state of the world but the future of pandemics and the potential long-term implications for investors. 

We invite you to join watch the full COVID-19 video series below.

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Part I: The Real Facts About COVID-19

In our first installment, Alanna Shaikh, a global health expert, seeks to answer questions about what COVID-19 is, where it comes from, and why it is so devastating.

Part II: The Future of Pandemics

In part two, we continue the conversation with Alanna Shaikh, global health expert, and look to the lasting implications of COVID-19, as well as the future of pandemics.

Part III: The Market Impact

In part three, Tim Maurer and Nic Millikan, financial wealth experts, discuss the impact of COVID-19 on global markets and what this means for the future of the economy.

Part IV: The Individual Investors Response

In part four, Tim Maurer and Nic Millikan continue the conversation and switch gears to review market uncertainty and the potential opportunities for COVID-19 has created for investors.

Part V: Where to from Here?

In the final segment, Tim Maurer, Nic Millikan, and Alanna Shikhoffer offer tips for maximizing personal and community growth during COVID-19.


Alanna Shaikh
Tomorrow Global | Principal Consultant, Global Health Consultant  

Alanna Shaikh is a global health consultant who specializes in individual, organizational and systemic resilience. She the Principal Consultant of Tomorrow Global.  Throughout her career, she has worked closely with high-level government officials and development donors.  She is also a TED Senior Fellow where she heads the TED Fellows Coaching and Mentoring Initiative
Her March 2020 TEDx talk ‘ Coronavirus is our Future​’ attracted almost 15 million views in its first month online, via various platforms.  She spoke at TED Global in 2012 on Alzheimer’s, this talk has had close to 2 million views.

Alanna has more than twenty years of program design, management, and assessment experience spanning the humanitarian relief and development sectors.
She is particularly adept at navigating the complex relationships between local governments, implementing organizations, and bilateral funding agencies, and at communicating the corresponding implications in an accessible manner for wider audiences, including writing for UN Dispatch as well as providing social media support to NGOs.  She has worked for the US State Department, USAID, Abt Associates, Project HOPE and International Medical Corps. She has lived in seven countries and is multilingual. 

Recent publications include major articles on global health security in the Daily Telegraph newspaper in 2018 entitled ‘Beware ‘Disease X’: the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night‘ and an essay in the Annual Review of Comparative and International Education. She also writes on coaching and personal resilience at

Alanna has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University.

She is the author of “What’s Killing Us: A Practical Guide to Understanding Our Biggest Global Health Problems.” In this book, she lays out the most important challenges and issues in global wellness – from tuberculosis to HIV/AIDS, flu, maternal mortality, and the diminishing effectiveness of antibiotics – while untangling the web of jargon that so often permeate those discussions.

Tim Maurer, CFP® 
Buckingham Strategic Wealth | Director of Advisor Development 

As director of advisor development at Buckingham Strategic Wealth, Tim designs and implements focused professional and personal development programs for our advisors around the country. His goal is to prepare them to provide an outstanding experience to each and every client through skillful comprehensive financial planning.

Previously, Tim served as a wealth advisor and director of personal finance at Buckingham. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  professional and a graduate of Towson University, where he taught financial planning for seven years. Tim’s most recent book, “Simple Money: A No-Nonsense Guide to Personal Finance,” was published in 2016. He is a CNBC contributor and also writes for

A central theme drives Tim’s work: Personal finance is more personal than it is finance. Regardless of our income or net worth, Tim believes it is our underlying values and goals that drive our behavior with money, which ultimately determines our satisfaction in work and life. With a passion for relational communication, Tim has been featured on the Today show on NBC, CNBC and ABC’s Nightline, on NPR programs The Diane Rehm Show and Marketplace as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, U.S. News & World Report and Money magazine, among others.

Tim is a husband and father first and lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where he and his wife, Andrea, are the proud parents of two boys, Kieran and Connor, and are active members of their community. Outside of personal finance, Tim’s favorite pursuit is music consumption and performance. He is also part of a group dedicated to serving the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere, Nicaragua, through micro-finance and entrepreneurial ventures. You can follow Tim on Twitter at @TimMaurer

Nicholas MillikanCAIA, CFA
CAIS | Managing Director CAIS IQ  

Nic brings over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, having previously worked at firms including BlackRock and Salient. As Managing Director of CAIS IQ, he is responsible for developing investment intelligence and insights to help drive industry-wide education on alternatives. Nic received his Bachelor’s degree from Deakin University and his Master’s degree from FINSIA, both located in Australia. Nic also holds both the CFA and CAIA charters. LinkedIn