12 months to remember: Industry's changing landscape since Lockdown 1.0 gives plenty of reasons to smile

Marking one year since first 'stay at home' order

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Investment Week editor Lauren Mason

Investment Week editor Lauren Mason

This week marks exactly one year since the UK went into full lockdown – when health secretary Matt Hancock told the House of Commons that all unnecessary social contact should stop, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's televised address to the nation asked everybody to "stay at home".

It is remarkable to think that this was 52 weeks ago, and that while a vast majority of us have remained in stasis across several aspects of our lives, the level of societal and industry change that has had to occur around us has been rapid and significant. Numerous industries - including asset management - very quickly had to adapt to working remotely. While the need to at least occasionally enter an office environment has become apparent (the phrase "you're on mute" was used 1,000% more during calls between executives and investors in 2020 compared with 2019 according to research firm ...

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