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Tim Buckley: Greg, one particular of the issues that we have been receiving from our clients is what are we accomplishing around business enterprise continuity? What methods have we taken to make certain that regardless of how lengthy the coronavirus goes on regards to how intense it will get that we can carry on to retain the functions likely? And now to our viewers out there, if you search guiding me, what you’re hunting at is one particular of our buying and selling flooring. Generally you’d see it densely populated. That doesn’t mean that folks aren’t functioning out there when you just see folks, each individual other desk or each individual third desk. It means that we have distanced them effectively, and I should by the way outlined that you’ll detect a Greg and I are sitting down apart below. We’re hoping to apply social distancing and every little thing that we do. Past, social distancing, what are you men accomplishing? What methods have you taken to make certain this operation proceeds? How have you dispersed your workforce?

Greg Davis: So it begins really with the fact that hey, it’s a world-wide operation so we have buying and selling spots in the US, buying and selling spots in the United kingdom as nicely as Melbourne, Australia. And in addition to those people world-wide buying and selling spots, we also have contingency websites that we’re leveraging right now in each one particular of those people spots. So we have our workforce split up in between our major hubs and those people contingency websites, and we have even prepared for the fact that if we will need to, our folks could trade from house. So we have put in the technologies, we have examined the procedure, so we could have business enterprise as usual, even in a intense occasion.

Tim: And buying and selling from house is not a little something you are likely to leap to. I mean you men adore the collaboration that happens on the floor even when folks are unfold out. It is just a lot simpler to transpire there. That said, if we have to go there, we absolutely completely ready to do it.

Greg: Completely.

Tim: Protection is likely to be the similar absolutely no matter whether if someone’s at house as it’s likely to be the similar if we’re buying and selling from house, as if you’re buying and selling from below.

Greg: Completely.

Tim: Now, I should point out Greg that the relaxation of Vanguard’s functions, no matter whether they are conversing to an associate at Vanguard, whatever region of Vanguard is supporting the customer, those people spots have been dispersed way too. That we have taken methods to transfer associates apart. Shifting in between distinct buildings. Individuals are functioning from house. They are dispersed in between our websites as nicely so. We’re taking the methods to make certain that we carry on business enterprise as usual below or as shut to as usual as feasible

Greg: Completely.