Emilio Gonzalez

Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Pendal Group update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the global community, we remain focused on taking proactive measures and precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees, while maintaining our ability to service our clients and manage our business.

Majority of our JOHCM staff have been working at home since mid-March and given the recent introduction of high-level restrictions in the UK and the ongoing situation in the US, our staff in these jurisdictions continue to work from home. They are well supported with technology and support programs and our comprehensive Business Continuity Plans in place for all of our offices ensure we continue to operate uninterrupted.

In Australia and jurisdictions where restrictions have been wound back and depending on government advice, employees where they can and are comfortable to do so are returning to the office, although this is a gradual and controlled process.

As always we continue to prioritise communication with our clients, keeping them informed through market updates, webinars with our fund managers and thoughtful insights on how to navigate through these uncertain times. Additionally we remain in regular dialogue with our core suppliers to ensure there is no disruption to services.

Our hearts and thoughts goes out to everyone who has been directly impacted and especially those families who have had to endure the loss of loved ones. We wish you and your family the best of health.

These are unprecedented times and the situation is changing daily. We closely monitor the local and World Health Organisation updates and practices in local jurisdictions and where required we will take further sensible and informed action.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Pendal Group contact.


Emilio Gonzalez

Group Chief Executive Officer


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