As Auckland, New Zealand moves to level 3 and the remainder of the country to level 2 as a result of the recent COVID-19 lockdown response, we know this will be an unsettling time and your primary focus will be to ensure the safety of your family and communities.

The Government has categorised financial services as an industry that will remain open to ensure liquidity and the availability of capital during these unprecedented times. I would like to reassure you that OMF will continue to operate with the same level of client service we have always provided.

We are confident that we’ve taken the necessary steps to best support our clients and the market through this period. All of our teams, with the exception of business-critical teams, have been working from home. The OMF business continuity plan is currently in action, and we are equipped with all the tools we need to support our clients. Our dealing and settlement operations have contingency processes that ensure our ability to transact and settle orders is not compromised in any way.

OMF remains committed to supporting our clients and staff through the impacts of COVID-19 and our trading and settlement services have performed well under the pressure of recent heavy trading volumes.

Our experienced staff are here to help you. Please contact your OMF adviser if you have any questions.

Please take care of yourselves, your family and your community.

Matt Blackwell