How long have you worked for Abacus Wealth Services and what are the main responsibilities in your role?
What jobs did you have before you joined Abacus?
What do you enjoy about working for Abacus?
What is the best bit of advice you would give somebody starting at Abacus?
Be prepared for a steep learning curve that will continue throughout your career. We all learn something new every week. I had been an adviser in the industry for more than 20 years before I came to Abacus, yet when I joined I quickly realised there was so much I needed to learn. Abacus can assist in all financial planning areas from the person starting out, to holistic planning for the most complex financial situation. The industry is highly regulated and we are expected to demonstrate professionalism and understanding, through every interaction with clients.
What is a typical day like?
What are your interests outside of work?
I have played in bands since the age of 19 and one of my current projects involves playing keyboards for a Madness covers band called Prone 2 Madness. I love playing music, so it is great that we are considered to be one of the best Madness cover acts around, which means we get plenty of regular bookings. After Covid-19 caused so many cancellations we are looking forward to playing regularly again.