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CEO Update H1 2020

by Geraldine Gibson-Dautun

With the initial shock of the COVID-19 crisis behind us, and with some US equity markets rebounding reaching new all time highs recently, are we finally on the road out of the eye of the storm?

At AQMetrics we have adapted well to a new norm. As the AQMetrics team prepares to return to our offices from late August, we realise that the world has changed and that some form of remote working will stay with us into the future. 

Most recently, some of our team such as Andrew Fox, Claire Savage, Nora Grendon and Steve Barnes have shared how they have adapted to the remote work and new norm that we are moving towards. 

As we continue to sign new customers globally, it’s clear that the market participants we serve are confident that AQMetrics longstanding focus on customer success will serve them well, irrespective of what newer norms we are all facing. 

Looking ahead, we are at a precarious juncture in our journey out of the crisis. With prices in the markets somewhat out of kilter with earnings, and with interest rates lower than ever, it’s clear that globally we all have to tweak our expectations for 2020 and beyond. That said, the Q3 earnings of large public companies are not known yet, and a calm cautious approach to shoring up economies may most likely be seen in the later half of the year and into the next. It will indeed be interesting to see how the interest rates will move and how this will impact us all. 

The other area we are watching keenly here at AQMetrics is Liquidity Risk across the funds industry. Funds are now preparing for the ESMA regulations going live in September 2020, and there has never been a more heightened focus in Europe on liquidity risk across the industry. Across the pond it’s clear that the SEC is also laser focused on this area and we expect to see much more regulatory focus on liquidity risk as we go forward.

For this reason, AQMetrics has invested heavily in R&D this year and most recently launched its Liquidity Risk Control dashboard. I look forward to meeting many of you at our upcoming webinar on that very subject.

Geraldine Gibson-Dautun


by Geraldine Gibson-Dautun

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