Ben Gilbert

Ben Gilbert works as a trader in the City of London.

Diary: In the City

Ben Gilbert, 7 March 2002

I was led away from my PhD in theology and into working in the financial markets by a love of poker. Trading, it seemed to me, might be something like playing poker all day, for vast sums of money, without any risk of bankrupting myself. After a few years it turns out that I was more or less right, although I had underestimated the psychic cost of the intensity and repetitiveness of the work....

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