Which career path did you imagine for yourself when you were younger?
"I think I was pretty set on a career within the Foreign Office or the United Nations. I wrote my master’s thesis on China’s evolving role within the UN Security Council, and on their views and participation in peacekeeping operations – which today seems like a pretty far cry from the world of finance.
However, my interest in and understanding of how the world works, with politics being a major part of that, has been extremely helpful in my career. I still have a focus on the intersection between politics, business and civil society – and how this this can affect the funds that I manage."
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