Staying sane in the world of finance

Punishing schedules can pile on extra pressure in investment banking where all-nighters and 100-hour work weeks are not uncommon. JPMorgan has full-time counsellors in nine locations in the United States and its first Britain-based on-site counsellor
Punishing schedules can pile on extra pressure in investment banking where all-nighters and 100-hour work weeks are not uncommon. JPMorgan has full-time counsellors in nine locations in the United States and its first Britain-based on-site counsellor is due to start work soon at its offices in London.PHOTO: REUTERS

UK survey finds that two in three people working in financial services have had mental health issues

In Billions, a US television show set in a world of hedge funds, traders at the fictional Axe Capital regularly attend sessions with an in-house psychiatrist.

In real life, finance professionals are rarely so open about seeking psychological help.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 09, 2019, with the headline 'Staying sane in the world of finance'. Print Edition | Subscribe