Manooj Mistry, head of db x-trackers UK at Deutsche Bank talks to ETFM about how the arrival of his twins a year ago has changed his leisure time activities.
What music do you like to listen to?
We had twin daughters a year ago so they are taking up my time and I don't have much time to listen to music. If I'm travelling I like to listen to music; I like a variety of music, all kinds of things. My daughters like I Feel Good by James Brown.
What is your ideal holiday destination?
Every year we try to go to a new country. Last time we went away was to Vietnam and in the same year we went to Oman. My wife and I enjoy Latin America - places like Peru, Brazil; we have been to the Galapagos islands. We like Asia as well. We haven't been down to Australia and New Zealand, that is one area we would like to tick off the list.
Did you have any unusual jobs when you were younger?
When I was at university I did what was called a ‘thin sandwich course' where during the first two terms you are at uni, then after Easter you do a six-month work placement; you do that for all three years.
My third placement was working for a music magazine called Music Business International which is the UK equivalent of Billboard in the US. I saw the world of journalism and for a brief moment I thought I could work in journalism.
I studied economics so I was doing economic country reports and research. I was researching the economy, population and then data in terms of music sales to build up a picture of the demand for music in the different countries. On the back of that I did my research report at uni looking at the demand for music and trends in the market.
If you weren't working in financial services, what would you be doing?
I love football and cricket and I think the ideal job would be a cricket commentator, going around all the exotic locations around the world, watching something I like and commentating; sitting there with Geoffrey Boycott and Ian Botham.
What is your ideal way to relax after a busy day?
I like to go out for walks and to try out new restaurants. At the moment I enjoy spending time with my girls. I used to like gardening, I love growing vegetables but that has been neglected in the past 12 months.
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