Effective immediately, we have activated our business continuity plans in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our priorities are to ensure the safety of our staff and to provide business services as normal.
In coordination with our parent companies in Deutsche Börse Group and Grupo BME, we are taking the following measures:
- General ban on visits and travel, including between our offices, except if business-critical.
- Self-isolation and remote working for all staff to the fullest extent possible.
- Advice provided to staff on ways to mitigate the risk of infection.
- Deep cleaning of facilities as needed.
Our staff have full remote access when working away from our offices in Eschborn, London, Luxembourg and Madrid. We are confident of maintaining normal staff and service levels. However, with Spain entering into a state of emergency, we expect to be handling additional inquiries. We are in regular dialogue with ESMA and national authorities regarding the measures taken.
Please note that, owing to the current exceptional increase in activity in the derivatives markets, trade repositories are receiving an unprecedented number of reports. For EMIR and FinfraG, this may cause some outbound reports to be available later than usual. We apologise for any inconvenience.