Nanophysics researcher to adviser: Robin Quirt on problem-solving

‘I really like an industry where you reap what you sow’

Sahar Nazir
clock • 4 min read

Since trading in her lab coat for a career in wealth management in 2014, Robin Quirt has never looked back. Here she talks to Sahar Nazir about the journey that led her from the world of physics research to a career in finance…

At Burfields House Wealth Management, which consists of a team of five advisers, Robin Quirt works as a wealth manager - a role that she has been in for nearly a decade. But things did not start off in the world of finance. Quirt worked as a nanophysics researcher at McGill University in 2011 back in her hometown of Montreal, Canada. But in 2014 she made the leap from science to finance and has never looked back. "I really like an industry where you reap what you sow," Quirt says. "You have control over your time. If you work hard, you can be rewarded proportionately." This was one of...

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