Stockholm (Ekonamik) – Digitalization has certainly mitigated the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, economies and personal lives. After all, digitalization offers the vital infrastructure for many of us to continue working from home and see our families, friends and colleagues even during lockdown. To a certain extent, we can count ourselves lucky that COVID-19 has struck us in a digitalized world.
“COVID-19 has acted as a catalyst for digitalization, both in people’s daily lives and at work,” Pasi Havia (Pictured), the fund manager of highly concentrated long-only hedge fund HCP Focus, tells Ekonamik. To see the long-term picture through the short-term fog of uncertainty stemming from COVID-19 is difficult. But one thing is certain. “We will not return to the world before COVID-19,” reckons Havia. “A lockdown is not the same as pressing a pause button and later pressing play again,” he adds. “Some things change for good.”
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Photo courtesy of HCP Focus