As 2021 draws near, we review the biggest events that affected financial advisors and their clients in 2020, mainly tied to the spread of COVID-19 — such as the market crash that occurred in March and the passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

Though not exhaustive by any means (given the flood of news in 2020), this compilation spotlights the intense level of change and the remarkable history we’ve experienced in this truly unforgettable year.

Check out this detailed timeline to review the many developments that made 2020 a year for advisors to remember. Then take a look at the news that shook up the advisory industry this year.