Since breaking out in China at the end of 2019, the Covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 3 million people and caused over 200,000 deaths (Worldometers as of 29th April 2020).
With no effective vaccine yet available, this may mean repeated lockdowns over the coming months. The actions of the general public as well as those of scientists and political leaders are all key to how the crisis unfolds. These factors will determine whether we can overcome the pandemic and prevent new peaks.
As asset managers we are working hard to navigate the short and long-term effects of the virus and to support investors at this time. So we have devised five key public health themes to help us understand the road ahead.