ETFM talks to Laurent Ksiss, head of ETF advisory and sales at LaBranche in London about how he spends his spare time and his aspirations to be a professional golfer.
What are you reading?
I tend to read The Week, it gives me a good update and it covers everything you want. I am not a big book reader.
What is the next film you would like to see?
I just went to see The Tree of Life, I didn't like it. The next film I would like to see is 127 Hours. I use Love Film so I watch a lot of films.
What is your favourite album?
I'm a big Blondie fan, I went to see them last week in London; I had never seen them live, they were very good and Debbie Harry is 66 - it's incredible.
Did you have any strange/awful jobs growing up?
I spent three months working for a taxi company; I was involved in building their centralised booking system, that was a while ago and IT infrastructure wasn't at its best.
That was probably the most bizarre thing I did. I had just left university and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do; I graduated and didn't want to do programming and ended up programming. I still use those skills today.
If you weren't working in financial services, what would you be doing?
I would be a golf player, doing the golf rounds - it's a great life. Being able to be at the Masters or the Open with all those people there and you are walking with them, the spectators are right next to you. That's what I would love to do.
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