- Identify: Matt Fries
- Firm: Cetera Monetary Group
- Title: Head of Product Due Diligence
What I’m studying:
Presently I’m studying a biography of Michael Collins. I’m an enormous fan of historical past and we simply returned from a household journey to Eire, so I wished to study extra in regards to the founding of the Republic of Eire.
What I’m listening to:
I’m relationship myself considerably, however my highschool and school years had been within the late Eighties and early Nineties. My two favourite teams are Inexperienced Day and R.E.M.
What I’m watching:
More often than not after I’m watching tv it’s to observe sports activities. I’m an enormous Notre Dame soccer fan (that’s the place I graduated from school) and help the entire Minnesota sports activities groups – it’s a troublesome job however somebody has to do it.
Dream dinner visitors?
Abraham Lincoln. Given the present stage of dysfunction in our politics, I believe it could be fascinating to study in regards to the temper of the nation previous to his election and the way he managed to make it by the stresses of the Civil Battle.
What’s your typical lunch?
Nothing too thrilling. I sometimes simply have a sandwich, which I eat at my desk.
What’s prime of your to-do listing proper now?
We simply closed on our acquisition of Securian Monetary, so a lot of work making certain the transition is as seamless as attainable.
What’s holding you awake at night time?
Jet lag – we simply returned from a household journey to Eire. In all seriousness, moreover the aforementioned Securian Monetary transition, I’m spending appreciable time eager about the emergence of actively managed ETFs and what that may imply for mutual funds long run.
Finest fund supervisor assembly?
One of many issues I like essentially the most about my position is that I’m continually studying new issues. Whereas I can’t pinpoint a particular assembly, those that I are inclined to get pleasure from essentially the most are ones the place I haven’t had as a lot expertise with both the supervisor or the precise technique.
Worst fund supervisor assembly?
The worst conferences for me are when it’s apparent that the fund firm is barely trying to ‘promote’ me on the fund.
What’s the perfect piece of recommendation you’ve ever obtained?
The very best piece of recommendation I’ve ever obtained is to keep up a steadiness between work and private time. Whereas I nonetheless wrestle to all the time comply with this recommendation (I’m hooked on my cellphone), I believe I’m far more efficient in my place after I’m in a position to sometimes unplug and give attention to my household.
What’s a standard false impression individuals have about you?
Many individuals suppose I’m an extrovert. Whereas I’ve the power to be social when my position requires it, I really discover it to be fairly exhausting.
In case you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing?
I actually get pleasure from instructing. In a really perfect world I might mix the work I’m doing at the moment with instructing at school.
Two truths and a lie:
I’ve visited 6 continents (all besides Antarctica)
I’ve 5 kids.
I used to be born in Hawaii.