Today we meet Rusne Gecaite-Fielding, Client Account Manager from UBS’s Jersey team.
How do you start your day?
I start my day with a cup of coffee followed by a small walk with my dog Sunny. Then I catch up on the news and my emails before heading to the office.
What are the two top skills that will benefit someone working in finance?
I think that being organised is an essential skill for financial industry. There is always a lot going on and many tasks are time sensitive, thus planning your time is very significant.
Interpersonal and communication skills are crucial for people working in the finance industry and dealing with clients. I believe that the clients can trust you as their financial advisor only after trusting you as a person.
What is the most interesting part of your job?
The dynamics of my job – everyday is filled with different tasks, meetings and events. I also really enjoy getting to know our clients and hearing their stories.
What is the most challenging element of working in the finance industry?
The fast paced environment (which is challenging but also exciting). Sometimes, it is hard to juggle between client meetings and work which needs to be done at your desk and is time sensitive.
What thing in your life could you not live without?
I cannot put it in one word unfortunately, but I would say – my family and friends, travelling, tennis, skiing and the sea (that’s why I moved to Jersey 😊 ).
Who inspires you and why?
I feel like you should find the inspiration in small and casual things. I try to always surround myself with inspiring people, therefore, I find the inspiration every day in my family members, my friends, my colleagues. Books, movies and travelling also inspire me a lot.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given at work?
To always be kind and fair not only to your clients but also to your colleagues. It is very important to have a good relationship with your team and other colleagues as it also helps providing better service to your clients.
What advice would you give yourself if you could go back in time?
To not worry about the things which you cannot change, and which don’t depend on you. It would have made my life easier, especially when I was a bit younger. Otherwise, I am happy with myself and my life today – I wouldn’t change anything.
What would we most likely find you doing when you are not at work?
Playing tennis, swimming in the sea or sunbathing, eating out somewhere nice or travelling. Tennis is the big passion of mine – it is a great exercise, and I can wind down after a stressful day. I also love trying out new cuisines while travelling – sometimes I choose my travel destination based on that.
For more information, visit the UBS Jersey website.