Crown Agents Investment Management
Independent and impartial tailored solutions
Important message from our Group CEO Albert Maasland
Further to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on 23rd March of an immediate “lockdown” throughout the UK, I want to reassure all our stakeholders – including clients, customers, suppliers and of course all our Group employees – that both Crown Agents Bank and our sister organisations Segovia and CAIM are well-prepared for this eventuality. Our internal and external systems are robust and secure. We have well established business continuity plans and have spent the preceding weeks ensuring that we can remain open and optimised in the event of a UK lockdown or similar event. Given this, we believe the impact on our services should be minimal – with our aim being 100% business continuity.
In line with government guidelines, our employees are now working remotely. They are all able to connect securely to our systems and execute the bank’s and Asset Management business services seamlessly. Some key staff remain on-site or on call in order to ensure continuity and to deal with any emergencies, should they occur.
We are therefore as accessible as ever and open for business “as usual”. Our relationship managers are all securely connected and able to operate seamlessly. Clients and other stakeholders should continue to communicate their needs as normal and with no loss or compromise in security.
As an organisation, we are proud of the services we provide in and with our focus markets that require a specialist approach. Such work has built within the bank a robustness and resilience – in terms of operations and functionality – that I hope and expect will show its mettle as the world focuses on overcoming the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Certainly, we fully understand the importance of supporting your banking and asset management needs through these difficult times. What we do now has an impact on the future: helping ensure that money continues to flow; cross border trade continues, emergency and development aid, remittances, salaries and pensions are paid, that jobs are maintained, and that the economies of all our stakeholders emerge from the crisis able to recover and move forward.
If you have any concerns or immediate needs, please do not hesitate to contact us via your usual contact.
Please, stay safe.
Albert Maasland, Group CEO, Crown Agents Bank and Crown Agents Investment Management
Crown Agents Investment Management (CAIM) and our sister company Crown Agents Bank (CAB) have a clear goal; we empower our clients to make a difference in their organisations and wider communities. We have a strong commitment to meeting the investment goals of our clients, which includes, central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds and other investment funds in some of the world’s fastest growing economies. We seek to truly understand our client evolving needs and provide tailored solutions – our independence ensures impartial advice. Where appropriate we also provide support through structured training and capacity building through the Crown Agents Investment Institute.
Originally established by the British Crown, CAIM can trace its roots back to 1749, and has provided financial services to our focus markets since 1833. This rich heritage provides us with a unique network of contacts and a deep understanding of the issues our clients face and provides us with a firm basis for tackling current and future challenges. Financial services will never stay still but we firmly believe that those who evolve and adapt the quickest, will not only survive, but thrive. CAIM has positioned itself to be an effective partner to its clients for the 21st Century and beyond.
CAIM enjoys a reputation for transparency, integrity, prudence and the highest levels of client service. Our highly experienced team of investment professionals all have long and successful careers in the industry. Delivering value and service to our clients is our core mission.
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Originally established by the British Crown, we can trace our roots back to 1749, and have provided financial services from our London base since 1833. Read more >
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