Some of the implications for investors are already clear. Profits will take a hit. For those building up a pension pot, it will take time to re-build wealth, as it did after 2000 or 2008. For those relying on an income then suspensions to dividend payments are possible. So the emphasis should be on searching for quality companies which can survive the pandemic, investment firms who can be dynamic in their decision making, and absolute return funds designed to withstand this sort of crisis.