Articles | A message from our Capital Markets team amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic
What a difference a few weeks can make. While the South African economy has been struggling for some time, there was still a lot to smile about, most notably, a (relatively) firm Rand. Fast forward to now and the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a world gripped in panic and a Rand that has been in free-fall. In this time, many businesses have been disrupted as we as a collective look to prevent the spread of the virus.
In the interest of looking after the health and well-being of our employees, clients and other stakeholders, we have instituted pre-emptive measures. These measures include, among others, ramping up hygiene measures at our various offices, allowing staff to work remotely where necessary, replacing all internal and external face-to-face meetings with digital ones where possible and cancelling or postponing events.
We can assure our clients that we have the technology and resources available to be able to work remotely. Clients can continue to expect the excellent service levels to which you are accustomed even if our offices are closed temporarily.
We fully support the precautionary measures taken by President Ramaphosa thus far and welcome further measures that may come. While the situation may cause disruption and inconvenience for all of us, the health and safety of our people must come before everything else, and we remain committed to contributing positively to the economy whilst still taking the necessary steps to play our part in the fight against this virus.
The team at Merchant West has extensive knowledge and skills in the Capital Markets area. Now, more than ever we are there to assist and guide our clients during these uncertain times.
Many thanks, kind regards and please stay safe!
The Merchant West Capital Markets team