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October 15, 2021

Suneet Soares, CIBC Mellon

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:

Assistant Vice President, Custody and Investment Manager Services

In high school, I would have been voted most likely to:

have a corporate career, most likely within the banking or finance industry

The skills that I rely on most in my role:

Critical thinking and problem solving using ``out of the box” strategies to resolve client issues. Also of importance is being a team player to support internal and external partners. 

Q: What are the pros and cons of working in finance and investments?

Pros:
 
Wealth:  Careers in finance and investments can be financially rewarding. Comprehending this space can give you confidence in making personal investments. As Warren Buffett said “never depend on a single income. Make money while you sleep by investing.”
 
A career to relate to:  The stock market has risk, but you are essentially taking an educated chance on the growth of a stock. So there is an element of excitement that comes when you increase your income or “profit” by selecting the right company.
 
Cons:
 
Stress: There can be a great deal of stress associated with working in this industry.  Tight market deadlines, tight deadlines for client deliverables and ultimately the high risks involved when dealing with significant sums of money day in and day out can be stressful.
 
Entrance barriers: Depending on the position that you wish to acquire within the finance and investments Industry you may need additional academic designations.
 
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