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Message from our Managing Director Glen Holding – Response to COVID-19 Action

March 20, 2020

We recognise this is an unsettling time for our investors and the business community as a whole and I’d like to outline the preparedness of both Channel Capital and its affiliated investment managers.

Our priority is the health and safety of our employees and clients. Channel Capital and its investment manager partners are actively monitoring and assessing the evolving health risks due to COVID-19 and have a number of measures in place to protect our people and to continue to manage and safeguard capital.

Our aim is to maintain business continuity and to provide our investment management service to our clients and stakeholders with the highest level of transparency and care. We regularly review, test and update our business continuity plans and this is being reinforced through the following action being taken:

  • Provide all employees with the necessary health and safety information including the cleaning of work spaces.
  • Ensure the digital workplace technologies we have in place allow all of our people, including portfolio managers, operations and client service teams to work remotely and with adequate resources.
  • Face to face meetings and investment manager briefings are being conducted via phone, video conference and web cast.
  • We have ceased any business travel, both domestic and international.
  • We continue to regularly test all our systems and technologies to ensure minimal impact of any changes or updates required.

Active asset management in testing times

Whilst there will be short term volatility in global financial markets, over the long term we believe the economy will recover. Our investment manager partners remain focussed on actively managing their portfolios to minimise capital loss.

Most importantly, we believe that holding a diversified portfolio of high quality assets is key to long term investment success. While there is always potential for market volatility, we encourage investors to remain focused on the long term. In times like these asset quality is critical.

Our investment manager partners continue to monitor the events and will keep investors updated on portfolio positioning through various insights and client communication.

If you need further information, please get in touch with our Distribution team here or call our Client Services team on 1800 940 599. We are focussed on delivering for our investors and investment manager partners.

Glen Holding | Managing Director

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