The escalation of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak poses a high risk to the financial services sector. A high level of risk stems from the virus’ negative impact the industries that make up the financial services sector (i.e. Insurance, reinsurance, investment, investment banking, real estate and technology manufacturing industries).
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Government and Not-for-Profit
Public areas and institutions intended to accommodate high volumes of people are among the most common places for diseases to be spread. In the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, government and nonprofit organizations are adjusting their operations to help slow the spread of infection.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Healthcare Products
Healthcare products are distinct in the context of COVID-19 (coronavirus) because demand for certain goods, namely personal protective equipment (PPE), is rapidly rising while factory closures are limiting production. Manufacturers in active facilities are ramping up production to attempt to meet growing global demand, but downstream buyers are still dealing with shortages.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Healthcare Services
The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is likely to be especially prominent within general hospitals and in nursing care facilities, which will prompt healthcare service providers to take significant precautionary measures to prevent the transmission of the virus, interrupting operations. High supply chain risk due to shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and pharmaceuticals, paired with heightened demand for healthcare services, will challenge market providers.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Information Technology
While the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has heavily threatened other industries, the information technology sector has been minimally impacted aside from potential supply chain shortages. However, we can expect that IT services will not face shortages or disruptions due to the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Manufacturing
Mass factory shutdowns are hurting the manufacturing sector, especially harming businesses with locations primarily in China. Manufacturers should expect further logistical delays and labor shortages in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, which have affected the manufacturing of everything from machinery to furniture.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Oil, Gas & Mining
As concerns over the contraction and spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) strengthen, major economies have experienced considerable slowdowns in manufacturing and trade activities. Consequently, demand for oil, natural gas and mined commodities has been hit hard, creating volatile commodity prices and uncertainty throughout supply chains.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Utilities
COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been slowing industrial activity has constrained demand for natural gas, resulting in bloated inventory levels and volatile gas prices, which has led to uncertainty in input prices for the utilities sector. While demand for utilities is expected to shift due to slowdowns in the industrial sector, demand shocks are not expected as energy consumption will be somewhat offset by increased residential electrical usage.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Transportation, Logistics and Storage
Global business activity is slowing down as new restrictions hinder the moving of cargo necessary for many businesses’ supply chain operations. As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread, operators in the transportation, logistics and storage industry are subject to a high level of risk due to decreased demand for their services.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Hospitality & Restaurants
The COVID 19 (coronavirus) outbreak is slamming the hospitality and restaurant sector as consumers worldwide stay home to avoid unnecessary exposure. With the number of confirmed cases rising by the hour, big-name hotel, restaurant and airline stocks are plunging in step with sharp declines in consumer spending. Operators in this sector will need to step up efforts to appease consumers’ concerns about contracting the coronavirus in order to fortify their paths to recovery.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Consulting, Business Support and Media
Travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak are likely to be the most significant issue facing consulting, business support and media providers. Providers can expect reduced in-person client meetings and increased remote work environments as well as potential disruptions to services as key buyers grapple with halting the spread of the virus.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Wholesalers & Retailers
Upstream disturbances in the supply chain for a variety of different materials has imposed significant risk into the industry. As a result, wholesalers and retailers have wrestled with inventory issues and order delays.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Academic Institutions
Academic institutions face unique risks in a time of a global health emergency. Understand these key risks and learn how suppliers and key buyers are affected as well as how to mitigate risk in uncertain times.
Coronavirus Spotlight: Transportation and Shipping
As deliveries pile up and capacity tightens due to shipping and transport obstacles from the coronavirus, businesses struggle to keep processes moving.
Coronavirus Spotlight: Medical Supplies and Pharmaceutical Markets
In the wake of the Coronavirus, face mask shortages are underway and pharmaceutical shortages are looming.