Michael Townsend

Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Michael handles a number of legislative issues for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and is responsible for development and implementation of the firm's public policy communications strategy and third-party ally development.

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As summer began, the country remained roiled by a trio of culture-altering events: the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, unprecedented economic upheaval, and nationwide activism around social justice. Yet, from late March to mid-June, the markets showed astonishing positive momentum. For investors it's a confusing and challenging time that underscores the importance of access to solid investment advice and financial planning.