ClearBridge Investments continues to place the safety and wellbeing of our clients, employees and business partners as the highest priority as we respond to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. We have been monitoring the Center for Disease Control (CDC), health agencies around the globe, and all developments regarding the virus as we work to help mitigate the risks to our community broadly. As such, we have decided to expand several of our global policies.
Domestic and international travel has been restricted for all ClearBridge employees. This includes travel that has previously been arranged. ClearBridge has instituted a full work from home protocol and closed all offices to normal business. Our employees have secure remote access to our systems so that they may continue to communicate with you without interruption. We do apologize that upcoming meetings may need to be accomplished via conference call or videoconference rather than in person, and we appreciate your understanding as we seek to avoid putting our employees or you at risk.
ClearBridge maintains rigorous risk management and business continuity procedures for exactly this situation. We are pleased that our procedures have been effective in the early days of this crisis and we believe we have taken all appropriate steps to ensure the continuity of our business operations.
We believe these additional measures will help reduce the health risks to all of us.
Thank you for your partnership with ClearBridge.