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A day in the life of... Psigma Investment Management's Peter Seamer

A day in the life of... Psigma Investment Management's Peter Seamer

Peter Seamer, investment director at Psigma Investment Management, runs us through his day who he would have round for dinner.

My alarm goes off: 6am unless one of the kids gets there first

I’m responsible for: Helping manage team assets of c.£450 million and contributing to the firm’s UK equity and global equity research capabilities.  

The worst part of my job: Listening to some terrible banter from the person I sit opposite.

The best part of my job: Helping clients achieve their financial goals

After work: Bit different to five years ago. Bath and story time for the kids, cook some food, watch the news, bed (rock & roll).

I got the job: After meeting my boss at a cricket match.

I’ve been in the role for: Seven months at Psigma and 16 years overall in financial services.

How long is your commute to work? 40 minutes when the trains are working, so usually longer.

Tea vs coffee? Morning, coffee. Afternoon, tea.

Typical lunch choice? Itsu hotpot.

What are you reading at the moment? Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph. 

What is your guiltiest pleasure? Watching Masterchef. 

What’s the biggest challenge you face day to day in your role?

Removing emotion and political noise from sensible, disciplined decision making.   

How do you see the wealth management world in 10 years’ time?

Further consolidation as regulatory/IT costs and fee pressures put further stress on the viability of smaller wealth managers. Fintech being fully embraced by the industry and used to significantly enhance the client experience.

You are hosting a dinner party this evening. Which three people would you invite and what are you cooking?

Elon Musk, Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un. Cheese burger and French fries

What do you get up to out of the office?

Love golf but getting out to play at the weekends is a rarity these days. Looking forward to the boys getting slightly older then they can join me.

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