Paul Derrien loves to keep fit, running track and doing long and high jumps for Jersey at six Island Games.
But the 20-year wealth management veteran also likes to keep up to speed in his role as an investment director at Cannacord, running £160 million AuM within his team, which manages £400 million.
When it comes to turbulent markets, he seems relaxed — ‘It’s not as if we haven’t been here before’ — but he adds: ‘Clearly the falls in the FTSE100 have grabbed the attention and added to the general nervousness, so clients have been more twitchy than usual. But when you consider portfolio returns are much broader, clients have been very comfortable.’
He says about himself as an investor: ‘Let’s just hope I get to benefit from a prolonged multi-year bull market in equities at some point in my career!’