Meet our #RedingtonReturners
I started my career 1989 at Citicorp running a long/short Japanese equity derivative hedge fund before moving to the Japanese equity team at JP Morgan in 1996. In search of a better work life balance I moved to Mercer in 1998 and became the head of Manager Research for Europe in 2000. I really enjoyed the work and the people, but in 2003 when my daughter was born I decided to take a career break. Although I continued to monitor the markets I didn’t end up going back to work, until now. When the opportunity of the returnship at Redington arose, it provided a great chance to bring me fully up to date with the industry.
Mum, wife, fitness fan, finance professional, and now Returner. Spent most of my career in Investment Management, in product development and project management, before deciding to have some time out. During that break travelled the world as a family for 6 months experiencing the New England Fall, beaches of Hawaii and life on the road in New Zealand and Australia. My two young girls’ independent personalities are reflected in their fancy dress choice - Spiderman vs. Elsa. I have always believed I could be, or achieve, anything; my job now is that they go out into the world with the same attitude.
I am a half Persian born and bred Londoner and spent 12 years as a bond trader at RBS.
In 2013 I had my daughter, Mahla. Two years later I had my son, Kit, and I was made redundant. I viewed this as an exciting opportunity to leave banking and reinvent myself with the aim of finding a company that would truly embrace diversity and allow me to ‘have it all’. A career AND a family.
I am passionate about mentoring, championing and empowering women of all ages and have an insatiable appetite for travel.
After more than ten years in private wealth management at Citibank and J.P. Morgan Chase in New York, I gave up my career when my husband’s job took us, along with our two-year old son, to Hong Kong. After the arrival of a second son in Hong Kong, I returned to the workforce in consulting, starting the day Lehman folded. Several years later, with the arrival of a third son and another global relocation on the horizon, I resigned yet again, this time to move our family to London. Not easily deterred from having a career, I joined the Credit Suisse returnship program in London where I spent two years contracting as a Project Manager in Merger & Acquisition integration.
After two years at Credit Suisse, my entire division was eliminated and I found myself on my third break, this time not of my choosing. I spent a year enjoying my children and being a full-time mom for what I hoped would be the last time. I am incredibly fortunate to have been part of not one, but two returnships, having joined Redington’s program in January of this year.
I began my career in 1998 in investment banking. Since then, I have worked in financial services in San Francisco, Boston and London in roles ranging from investment management to disputes and investigations consulting. I have three boys, ages 1, 3 & 5 years old. After having my first child, I returned to work for a year until having my second child. Instead of returning to work after my second maternity leave, my family and I relocated abroad due to my husband’s overseas posting. Upon returning to the UK and after having my third child, I decided to return to work. And here I am.