Anique Anderson’s Life of Ryley
The continued growth of Ryley Wealth Management saw Anique Anderson join the company in 2022 as our new Appointment Maker. But what does her day-to-day role involve? In this month’s instalment of ‘Life of Ryley’, Anique tells us how she made her move into the financial services industry and what she enjoys most about her role.
“The role of an Appointment Maker is to book in client meetings and assist with their enquires as best you can,” Anique told us. She reviews the lists of clients that have an up-coming meeting with their adviser and contacts them to ensure all clients are being regularly seen throughout their financial planning journey. It’s hugely important that our clients are able to regularly sit down with their adviser to assess their changing goals and objectives, and to make sure they have the best planning available.
Since completing her A-Levels, Anique has always been drawn to administrative tasks and has gained experience in a variety of roles spanning the energy sector, law, and now finance. “I was a self-confessed nerd at school and managed to complete 17 GCSEs: I did really well in them and went on to study Law, Media Studies and Photography as A-Level subjects. University wasn’t going to be the best path for me, so at 18 I entered the world of work, which helped provide me with lots of valuable experience.”
In Anique’s current role, being able to communicate well, listen and consider a person’s individual needs are all vital, yet they also happen to be her favourite aspects of the job. Often when she calls clients, they will tell her stories about their day or the things that are going on in their life which she always finds interesting.
Aside of enjoying conversations with clients, Anique told us that since working at Ryley Wealth Management she has been impressed by the welcoming culture that all the employees embrace. “I’ve worked in a few roles, but this is the only place I have felt comfortable straight off the bat,” she explained. “Everyone here is very welcoming and no one makes you feel like you can’t be yourself – which is something that is quite rare.”
When Anique isn’t working or babysitting her nieces and nephews, she spends much of her time on her artwork and animation as well as volunteering at an art gallery in Nottingham at the weekends. “I help people to set up their exhibitions,” she told us. “It’s nice to see young artists come in when they have their first exhibit, and they are really excited to see people coming in to see their work.”