Finding balance as a fund manager
In the third episode of the Inside Out of the Ordinary film series, we meet Ryan Friedman, Multi-Manager Investments Head, Investec Wealth & Investment SA, who finds success through balance.
Meet Ryan Friedman
Ryan Friedman, a member of Investec's Global Investment Strategy Group (GISG), is driven to succeed, but his definition of success is not what many would expect it to be. For him, it’s not all about money. Rather, it stems from healthy relationships, with family, colleagues and other people, as well as maintaining balance through a healthy lifestyle.
Of these, he argues, family is the most important. “It’s your acid test as an individual.” Get this and other areas of your life right and you can ensure longevity and long-term success as a fund manager.
Ryan’s working day is principally spent doing due diligence on the managers that Investec Wealth & Investment invests in, as well as reading as much macro research as he can, in order to understand the investment landscape that shapes Investec’s investment decisions.
“I feel my job reflects the kind of person that I am. My motivation is to help people to achieve their retirement goals.”
If you've got a team of people around you that are all excellent at their individual responsibilities, you've got a very well-rounded team of excellence.