Therefore the credit analyst in the fixed income team at Prudential Investment Managers, says, numbers and debits and credits just seemed like the natural fit. "In high school I had a wonderful accounting teacher who played a large part in piquing my interest in finance. Working in asset management also has a feel-good element to it, since what I do every day influences someone’s financial journey, whether it’s saving for retirement, a new home or a holiday. I get to play a part in that – it’s a huge responsibility and incredibly rewarding," Dial-Harikaran says.
Engaging and interacting with people from very different backgrounds with immense specialist knowledge. The Issuers I engage with have a wealth of knowledge on the sectors in which they operate, the sell-side analysts offer interesting perspectives of what’s going on in the market, my team have an array of skill sets and all of this contributes extensively to my knowledge base.
“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” In short, you can’t help others if you are not first taking care of yourself.
An interior designer or professional house flipper.
Be as protective and fierce with your love of yourself as you are with your love of others. This extends to things like self-care and self-championing.
I’ve always been generous with this for others, but considered it selfish and potentially arrogant to apply it to myself. It’s something I am constantly working on. Also, choose your squads well. Through my most trying times I’ve realised that it’s my support systems that have always helped me through. Family, friends, colleagues. You have to build, nurture and treasure these support systems because no one succeeds alone!
I can make good wine disappear.
“Curve steepening” – where longer-term interest rates are rising faster than short-term rates.
‘You’re on mute”
For one, I don’t see these as mutually exclusive items. Work is part of my life – a big part. I find there are times when work gets a disproportionate allocation of my time vs non-work and vice versa. That in itself is balance.
I am fortunate to be part of a team who set a very good example. They don’t value hours but instead value effort and outcome. My team also have a healthy appreciation for personal time. Maintaining an overall balanced lifestyle in this kind of environment becomes natural.