March 18, 2020
In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, BCI is taking several preventative measures to help mitigate the risk for our operations, investment activities, and the health and well-being of our employees, as well as the broader community.
BCI’s activities include:
- Closely monitoring COVID-19’s impact on the global capital markets and actively managing the risks as they pertain to our clients’ portfolios.
- Maintaining all lines of communication to BCI’s clients, board, employees, and other stakeholders.
- Closing the offices and having employees work remotely, except for a small group deemed critical to our trading and settlement activities. We have taken precautions to ensure this team’s ongoing well-being during this period.
- Implementing social distancing, avoiding large events, and postponing all training.
We are guided by two main priorities — protecting our clients’ assets and ensuring the health and well-being of our employees. BCI’s liquidity remains intact, allowing us to maintain our obligations to clients and investments. As a long-term investor, our investment activities are driven by our commitment to generating long-term returns for our clients and their beneficiaries. We continue with our nimble and disciplined investment approach during this period of severe disruption.
BCI acknowledges and thanks our employees, clients, suppliers, and investment and business partners for their flexibility and support during these challenging times.