In the last few days, we’ve seen extraordinary actions by the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, state and local governments, and businesses around the world. At BNY Mellon, we too, have taken – and will continue to take – actions with the wellbeing of our employees and clients in mind. That includes increasing the number of employees working remotely and enhancing social distancing for essential in-office staff. In times like these, the pressure to balance professional and personal obligations can be daunting. That’s why we are making every effort to provide added flexibility for our employees, as well as resources to help manage stress and build resiliency.
These are just a few examples of how people are coming together to rise above a common challenge, and it’s inspiring to see. For our part, BNY Mellon, will continue to do whatever is necessary to support the wellbeing of our employees, while ensuring service continuity for our clients. We understand the critical role we play in the global financial markets, and we are committed to delivering on our promise to our clients. I am incredibly proud of our employees, and thankful for the amazing dedication they’ve demonstrated during this difficult period.
Navigating these uncharted waters will require all of us to continue to come together for the common good. Based on what I’ve seen in our communities – and from government leaders, global regulators, business leaders, and my own BNY Mellon colleagues – I am optimistic that, in time, we will get through this latest trial and emerge stronger and more unified.