Although a shared experience, the COVID-19 pandemic has varied greatly across Asia-Pacific with financial hubs, such as, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia all taking different approaches with the one constant being the rapidity of the transition to remote working. In many instances, “organizations have seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months” (Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella), from remote teamwork and customer service to critical cloud infrastructure and security. Even more so, the overnight shutdown of trading floors demonstrated the resilience and ability as well as the capacity and flexibility of trading technology when put under stress.
Since then, it has become clear that those able to leverage the appropriate technology, such as hybrid work from home trading software, were able to weather the storm much better than their counterparts as well as thinking one step ahead to create better business continuity strategies for the future.
A summary of the topics covered in this white paper can be accessed from this infographic:
Take a look at IPC’s CEO, Bob Santella, on CNBC and Bloomberg China Markets Open discussing the intricacies of a work from home environment as the pandemic hit the APAC financial markets.