Update on 19th March 2020
Our priority during the COVID-19 outbreak is ensuring we continue to provide a high quality service for our investors and their advisers, while also looking after the health of our staff.
We have been testing and refining a range of measures to ensure we can continue to operate effectively during this challenging period.
Our specific arrangements focus on two key scenarios and the circumstances that might lead to them. These are high levels of staff absence and an inability to access our offices. We have identified our critical staff (those that are needed to ensure our funds are properly operated and managed on a day-to-day basis), the impact of staff childcare needs following the closure of schools and the performance of our systems when our staff work remotely, such as from home. This is in addition to splitting sites, restricting business-related travel and providing flexibility for staff at higher risk from the virus.
We have comprehensive business continuity plans in place, which we enhance when we feel it would be helpful, and we also carry out regular testing of scenarios. As a consequence, we feel we have taken the necessary steps to protect the operation of our funds, the best interests of our investors and the welfare of our staff. This should mean as little disruption as possible throughout the developing situation, however it might unfold.
We have also been in touch with any external businesses who support our funds, such as Investment Managers and Depositories, to ensure they too are prepared and have plans in place should they be needed.
We will closely monitor the spread of the COVID-19 and its implications to ensure we continue to provide a high-quality service for our investors, while also taking all necessary steps to safeguard the health of our staff.
Capital is at risk. This is not advice. The value and income from investments can go down as well as up and are not guaranteed. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future performance and should not be the sole factor considered when selecting funds.
Marlborough International Management Limited is incorporated in Guernsey. Registration No. 27895. Regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. It is not protected by any investor compensation scheme. Licensed under The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 1987. Guernsey Office: Town Mills South, La Rue du Pre, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 3HZ. Tel: +44(0)1204 589336.