Staying sane in the world of finance

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

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
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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. Subscribe