Suspension of travel, cancellation of conferences, division of teams and deployment of teleworking… Management companies say they are ready to face the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus epidemic.
While social and economic life is practically at a standstill in Paris, Rome or Madrid, the financial markets remain – for the moment – open. And asset managers are on the front lines, although for many now that means managing children in addition to professional imperatives. “We are ready”, explains Amine Benghrebit, the boss of AllianzGI in France. “Our priority is to maintain the highest quality standards for our customers and the safety of our employees,” he explains.
Like most large asset management companies, AllianzGI has taken increasingly restrictive measures in recent weeks. Cancellation of trips, isolation of professionals returning from risk areas, postponement or video-conferencing of public and client meetings… The Allianz GI Investor Forum, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has thus been postponed to June 23.