6:30 a.m.: I wake up a bit earlier than usual today because I’m attending a breakfast briefing with Financial News. I flick through the headlines, feed my cat O’Connor, get ready and start walking to London Bridge.
8:00 a.m.: I meet another Vestie at the event where we grab some breakfast and chat to the other attendees before the briefing begins. Making new connections is part of our job but these events are also a great way to meet professionals from the industry.
10:00 a.m.: I get to my desk and start making my way through my emails. I go on Qwoted, our tech platform that connects journalists looking for insights and experts ready to comment, to scan for comment opportunities for my clients, and send relevant ones across. I then make my first lemon juice and hot water of the day before getting back to my client work.
12:30 p.m.: After following up with some journalists for an upcoming client launch and pitching another client’s latest research paper to broadcast producers, it’s time for lunch. I warm up my homemade pasta bake and sit on the sofas to eat with some of the team.
4 p.m.: This afternoon I’m writing a comment on fintechs and taking a couple of client calls. At 4 p.m., it’s time for my afternoon snack or, as we call it in French, my “goûter.” I go for a few M&Ms from the Vested snack bar, a cookie and another cup of lemon juice. I jump on a call with the team in New York to go over the priority actions for one of our clients that spans UK and US markets before contacting a journalist in France for an exclusive interview on SFTR.
6 p.m.: It’s time to wrap up and head to my gym in Tower Hill where I do anti-gravity aerial yoga, suspended in the air by a hammock.
8 p.m.: After the gym, I walk home and call my mother in France to catch up on things at home. When I get back to my flat, I find my cat waiting for his second food pouch of the day, so I feed him and cook myself a meal too. Once we’re fed, I settle in front of the TV to watch The Politician with my flatmate.
11:30 p.m.: I do a final check of my phone before turning off the light and rest before another full day at Vested.
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