Are your risk indicators suitable for market volatility in the context of COVID-19?

15 February 2021

Globally we have all been impacted by COVID-19 for over a year now. As countries around the world have taken different measures to aggressively limit the spread of this disease, our collective daily way of life has been redefined.

The impact on the financial markets was substantial and the non-homogeneous measures taken by different governments has caused widespread economic suffering and increased uncertainty on global markets. While a boost for the Technology and Communication sectors has come into view as employees in most countries shift to working remotely, the Tourism and Energy sectors have been hit particularly hard by virus containment measures. Added to this, the fear factor among market participants may have caused additional uncertainty throughout some markets.

Your Funds may have suffered market losses or intensive redemptions from investors. Could these have been anticipated, and did you have the correct measures to limit the losses incurred by the situation? The resulting negative market impact may have created liquidity issues for fund managers, who may have been unable to meet their redemption obligations, or avoid regulatory breaches.

How long we will remain in this scenario is unknown, nor can we predict how the financial markets will behave this year. However, what can be done to mitigate this uncertainty is to identify and measure the risks generated by the market situation; to anticipate, manage and control these risks, provide transparency to your board of directors and take appropriate action in the best interest of your investors.

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