First day back at work after a week’s annual leave (3 days of which were spent at home baking thanks to Storm Babet!) and a busy day ahead it is.
A good number of e-mails to get through, although my colleagues have been on top of my client work whilst I have been away so just a few replies to send and a couple of client calls to make before a quick coffee break.
Today we had one of our regular working lunches, an opportunity for the Portfolio Managers and Financial Planners to sit in a room together to discuss topical themes, assess our client propositions and discuss complex client cases to gauge views. It is also a good opportunity to have a general catch up as we are spread across three offices, and much better to see everyone face-to-face instead of on a screen (or is it?!).
I look at a few client portfolios and my list of valuations and reviews due this month and before I know it, it’s 5pm. With the remainder of the week filled with client meetings I head off home; an early night is certainly needed.