(Reuters) : It wasn’t the introduction to high finance that Adi Patel had once anticipated.
The stage fright of walking into the imposing offices of a $607 billion asset manager in the heart of a historic financial district? Pandemic era: a five-day induction on Microsoft Teams.
The rip-roaring intensity of the trading floor replete with sharp-suited money managers? Not quite - hunched over a laptop with comfy clothes in a flat-share. Client lunches, and perhaps swapping stories after work with fellow graduates embarking on first steps in finance? Not likely.
The pandemic has put paid to many initial expectations of the financial industry's Class of COVID-19.
That group includes new recruits at finance firms around the world, such as 22-year-old graduate analyst Patel and two ...