We are drawing closer to the end of a truly unprecedented year. This has been a year full of personal and professional challenges and a year of distance. However, this has also been a year of a shared spirit of togetherness, a year of rocket-speed digitalization, and a year of all-round innovations.
Working within this industry, I believe we can all agree that we have a new-found appreciation for security and believe that safety, in all its forms, will remain a modus operandi for the entire world in the times to come. This is highly important evolution and, going forward, we will find new forms of personal and professional resilience, creative wiring and global connectivity.
The pandemic has translated physical into virtual events, and although the personal touch may be lacking to all of us, the value proposition is certainly still there. For this reason, I am proud to look back at the successes of the GSS Virtual Roadshow, annual GSS gathering and the Network Forum events during this past year. Furthermore, I am happy to share that our GSS Central team is now fully headquartered in Budapest.
We see 2021 as a more exciting environment with boundless opportunity rather than another challenging year. We will see 2021 become the ground for the best talent and unlocking business potential. If any good has come out of 2020, it is our ability to rip up the rulebook and realise we can swiftly adapt and partner on better than ever before, and together, we will make 2021 a year to remember.
Finally, I would like to thank you for your continued loyalty and entrusting your business to UniCredit Global Securities Services.
Wishing you and your families a happy and safe Holiday Season
Julia Romhányi, Global Head of Securities Services