A Letter From Markets Media CEO Mohan Virdee
On behalf of everyone at Markets Media Group, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19 — those diagnosed with the virus, their friends and family, those whose jobs have been impacted, and so many more. Through these trying times, our primary focus is on the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities.
As we all navigate this unprecedented change and disruption, I wanted to give an update on MMG. First and foremost, we will continue to deliver top-notch content across all of our editorial platforms: daily news, information and updates on Markets Media and Traders Magazine, and publishing and distributing the premier Best Execution, The DESK, and GlobalTrading magazines. We are also planning digital interviews and conversations on timely topics such as trading amid high volatility, trading remotely, and how technology is reshaping today’s market structure.
As our readers know, Markets Media Group is not just a publisher, we are also about bringing together the community of institutional trading and technology at live events. As our 2020 Markets Choice Awards (New York) and Women in Finance Asia Awards (Hong Kong) move forward, we are building out the programs as usual. We already have many excellent award nominations, and all processes and protocols underpinning the events will remain intact, i.e. MMG editorial staff selects winners based on feedback from market participants and ongoing, year-round internal research.
As for the physical awards receptions, we are monitoring the situation to determine when would be safe to proceed and we will make announcements on rescheduled dates when appropriate.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has, temporarily, succeeded in physically isolating us, the technology that we have at our fingertips today can still connect us to get things done. We will all succeed this way until things are back to normal.
We truly appreciate your support and please let us know if we can help in any way. Stay well.
CEO, Markets Media Group
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Buy-side trading head has somewhat warmed up to the notion of trading from home.
There is a significant risk of the sector losing a large number of startups.
More than half of respondents said trading floor closures did not harm liquidity.
Firms have found that webinars bring efficiency, flexibility, and nearly unlimited reach.
Majority of institutional investors and advisors do not anticipate a rapid V-shaped recovery.