A day in the life of Karen Delaney, head of investor relations
I am an early bird and begin the day with some household chores, followed by a refreshing shower, getting dressed, and breakfast accompanied by news podcasts such as the FT news briefing.
I make my way to work, either heading to TAB's headquarters in Borehamwood for internal meetings and team collaborations or to the London office for investor meetings.
Once I get to work, I am all set to start my workday. I begin by checking my calendar, catching up with colleagues, and organising my tasks for the day. I still prefer to jot down my to-do list on pen and paper.
Around mid morning my inbox is usually cleared, allowing me to check in with existing investors, arranging in-person meetings, and presenting investment opportunities and more!
Lunch time at TAB! Sometimes I sit with colleagues, and sometimes I eat at my desk, catching up with family and friends on WhatsApp! My family lives in Brazil, so with the time difference, this is always a good time to speak with them.
By mid afternoon, I usually get myself another cup of coffee and look at new investor registrations on the TAB platform to follow up with all new clients accordingly.
Twice a week after work, I teach BodyPump, which is a weight lifting class. I love doing these classes as it keeps me active and consistent. On other days, I might stay at work a bit longer and then make my way back home.
Once im back at home, I make an ‘easy’ dinner, as I am not much of a cook myself. I will then watch some telly or listen to music to unwind. I also try to go to the movies at least once a week!
After showering, I might scroll social media for a bit, or read a book before bed!
Getting ready to do it all over again.
TAB's quick fire questions
How long have you worked at TAB?
I joined TAB in January of 2022, after two years in the asset management industry where I worked with institutional investors across Europe to deliver market intelligence and connect them to like minded peers. Prior to financial services, I worked in international development in Washington DC, where I was involved with UN projects in Africa and South East Asia. I graduated with a dual degree in Global Studies and History from the University of California, Santa Barbara in the USA.
What does your role at TAB involve?
Investor relations works across departments at TAB, but has as a core function to be the primary point of contact to our private investors, and to pass and implement their feedback to the business. My day to day varies widely, but is centred around our investors - from drafting and offering investment opportunities, to sending portfolio performance updates, to onboarding new clients.
My favourite part is having face to face meetings with investors where I get to not only understand their investment criteria, but also meet them on a personal level! We have such a variety of investors from all walks of life, so I feel that I am always learning something new from all encounters.
What’s the best thing about working at TAB?
I love how the staff come from different professional backgrounds and have different sets of skills that together, bring the perfect balance to the business. It’s a privilege to work at such a cooperative office, where I can learn new things every day from my colleagues, and where new ideas are welcome all the time. Apart from the people, our office setting encourages well being, teamwork and creativity.
What is your favourite band or artist? Bob Dylan, for sure!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? I would love to be able to time travel
What is your favourite restaurant? 28 Church Row, in Hampstead
What is your favourite holiday destination? Greece (mainland and islands)
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