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Four Patricks for St Patrick's Day

It does what it says on the tin. We ask four Patrick's in the industry what they love most about it, how they got to where they are today and their own favorite Patrick.

In celebration of St Patrick’s Day last Sunday, rather than dying our hair green or drinking Guinness, in true Wealth Manger style, we found some Patricks within investment management to have a chat with. The Pats told Katie Gilfillan what they love the most about the industry, how they got to where they are today and who their favourite Patrick is (just you wait until St Andrew’s day).

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In celebration of St Patrick’s Day last Sunday, rather than dying our hair green or drinking Guinness, in true Wealth Manger style, we found some Patricks within investment management to have a chat with. The Pats told Katie Gilfillan what they love the most about the industry, how they got to where they are today and who their favourite Patrick is (just you wait until St Andrew’s day).

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Patrick Keats
Investment manager,
Albert E Sharp, Stratford upon Avon

First job?

My first ‘proper’ job following university was as a trainee auditor at Ernst & Young in London. I was based in the banking group and involved in auditing projects that varied from single unit trusts to merchant and retail banks, as well as work relating to the then-infamous BCCI bank collapse. Ernst & Young was a fabulous firm from which to start a career and helped me develop an analytical approach to my day to day work as a DFM.

What do you love most about the industry?

Quite simply, I love working with clients. As an industry, we do make an important difference to our clients, and I am still in awe of the responsibility that they entrust to us. I enjoy the partnerships I share working with professional advisers (Albert E Sharp has no affiliated IFA arm), helping them deliver the best outcomes for their customers.

Who is your favourite Patrick?

My favourite Patrick has to be the late Sir Patrick Moore. He was an exceptional astronomer (his lunar maps were used to navigate the Apollo moon landings), as well as journalist, accomplished musician, composer and all-round good (and very eccentric) egg.

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Patrick Armstrong
CIO and managing partner of PIM, Plurimi, London

First job?

Working in the butcher’s department of the local grocery store. A 4 a.m. start, before classes began, was not the best.

What do you love most about the industry?

The daily variety that comes from the way human behaviour, geopolitics and the economy all influence investment markets.

Who is your favourite Patrick?

It’s a toss-up between Patrick Star from Sponge Bob and Pat Morita (Mr Miyagi in Karate Kid).

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Patrick Toes
Investment director,
Myddleton Croft Investment Managers, Leeds

First job?

My first ‘proper’ job was working for Peat Marwick (KPMG) in Hong Kong.

What do you love most about the industry?
There are two things I love about our industry: firstly, the interesting people you meet (both clients and other investors), and, secondly, that the nature of the job is never mundane or static – it is interesting and always evolving.

Who is your favourite Patrick?
Patrick Macnee – I was a big fan of the Avengers.

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Patrick Smyth
Investment manager,
Cantab Asset Management, Cambridge

First job?

Export ledger clerk
(for Coty Ltd cosmetics).

What do you love most about the industry?

It has kept me in paid work continuously since 1986.

Who is your favourite Patrick?

P. J. O’Rourke (an American political satirist and journalist).

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