HSBC prepares for flu pandemic


Bob Piggott, head of group crisis management at HSBC, says half of its staff could fall ill or be absent from work during such a crisis. "I would rather be prepared for the worst, even if this is over-estimating the numbers of people effected," he says. This figure of 50% contrasts with the UK government's estimate that there would be an estimated 8% drop in productivity as a result of such a pandemic.

HSBC has devised plans in the wake of any such epidemic with a strategy to allow for increased

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.

Next-generation technologies and the future of trading

At a webinar in association with capital markets technology provider Numerix, panellists discuss the potential for increased adoption of the public cloud to boost investment performance, its impact on risk management and overcoming barriers to…

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here