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October 15, 2021

Paul Ebner, CPP Investments

This profile is part of a series in support of Take Our Kids to Work Day on November 3, 2021. Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada. With the pandemic continuing to change how students learn, the 27th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day presented by RBC Future Launch will be back with a virtually delivered look at the world of work for Grade 9 students across Canada.
 
This year’s theme – You Belong Here! – will expose young minds, as they enter their first year of high school, to a wide range of careers reflecting the full diversity of students, interests and the future world of work.
 
To learn more and register, go to takeourkidstowork.ca.

Job title:

Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Strategies & Risk Premia 

Q:  What do you think Gr 9 students interested in a career in finance should know the future of finance and technology? 

Finance and technology are interdependent and are both rapidly evolving.

The most important thing is to learn how to keep pace with developments in the field and markets. Find high quality sources that can keep you up to date (media, blogs, friends, mentors) and follow them with discipline. Make sure you never stop learning and look for developments in one area that have not yet made it to the other. 

Second, focus on understanding what makes the highest value activities in your area of interest valuable. Artificial intelligence and technology will alter how these activities are performed but not change why they need to be performed. Inevitably, disruptions and dislocations will occur, and both technology and markets will have to adapt.  Understanding what made those activities valuable originally will help you to either know how to adapt them or potentially to look for new high value activities that have been created elsewhere.
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