My World: June 2021…
This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now.
It’s not often that working in a role which has you at a desk, glued to your computer for most, if not all, of the working day makes you “one of the lucky ones” but a global health emergency lockdown qualifies as one of those times. Front-line workers must risk their health, or even their life, to keep us safe, healthy and provided with essential goods and services. Millions of others have seen their jobs simply disappear and must cross their fingers that when the worst of the virus passes they will be re-hired in relatively short order.
I count myself lucky that the business of asset management goes on relatively unaffected and the wonders of modern technology allow me to do almost everything I would normally do without leaving my abode. I don’t have to travel to and from Central London to do so – my commute has never been shorter.
By June 2021 I would expect the economy, and society, to look, at a glance, much as it did in June 2019. I will, almost certainly, be riding The Drain twice a day, most days, to get to the office. Stare a little deeper however and it is likely that there will have been some fundamental changes. Some scars which won’t heal quite so quickly.