Much of the financial world appears to be slowly getting back to normal, after nearly 14 months of severe disruption by the coronavirus.
While capital markets have generally had a good crisis — issuance has rocketed — participants have had to get used to new ways of working: either mostly at home, or still in the office but with lots of colleagues working remotely and very little travel, if any.
Now, as vaccines are being rolled out and economies are being unlocked, organisations are beginning to reopen their offices, or at least contemplate how they should do so. But there is little consensus on the best policies, and there remains a lot of uncertainty around post-pandemic working practices.
Many market participants have told GlobalCapital they would like to know more about how the industry feels about these issues, and what staff’s expectations are.
So we would like to ask your opinion: what have been the best and worst aspects of lockdown? What kind of working arrangements should the market adopt as things return to normal? How much travel is the right amount?
If you would like to take part in our survey, it takes about 10 minutes and, we hope, should be interesting.
The survey is completely confidential:GlobalCapitalwill never share your name with anyone in regard to this survey, nor will we publish any reference to your organisation.
The responses will be amalgamated and published by the end of June. All capital markets participants are invited to take part — there is no limit to the number of people from a particular institution, for example.
We hope you enjoy the survey and see it as an opportunity to make your views on these important issues felt.
Please click on any of the hyperlinks in this article to take part. The survey closes on June 25. We'll publish results soon after.
Thank you in advance.