We would like to extend our thoughts and well wishes to you and your families during this crisis and human tragedy. As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and local cases in our region, D.F. Dent has implemented certain aspects of our business continuity plan. The plan is specific to the Coronavirus outbreak and enables our company to continue to manage and trade client portfolios, perform research, and service our clients.
Thanks to our compliance and operations departments, we are well prepared to meet the logistical and technical challenges of this period. Over the last few years, our company has taken many steps to be prepared to work remotely in accordance with our business continuity/disaster recovery plan. Prior to this crisis, our emergency response team had reviewed all aspects of this plan and had conducted tests of our operations. All employees can perform necessary work functions remotely. We have contacted key vendors to ensure that there will not be a disruption in their service to D.F. Dent.
We are comforted that our investments in people, technology, and processes have enabled us to maintain complete operational continuity during this crisis. We do not anticipate any disruptions to our operations. We continue to monitor the situation very closely and may make modifications to our plans as conditions dictate. You should feel free to call our office or email us anytime. We will answer our office phone and will respond to your emails.
You can read more about our portfolio and market thoughts in our April 2021 letter to our clients.