And so it begins! This post is the first in a series aimed at introducing employees of JoycePayne Partners in a more in-depth way than you may already know them. Read on to get to know Conor Clark. Learn what his interests are, what makes him tick, and his all-important cat/dog preference, which has so far been the most polarizing question posed to JPP employees. We have a great team at JPP, and we hope you enjoy getting to know each of us a little better.
Your position at JoycePayne Partners: Portfolio/Investment Administrator
Educational background: I received my bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Richmond. Prior to that, I attended an all-male military high school in Upstate New York.
Describe your family. My mom is one of nine siblings, and I have 29 cousins on her side alone. We’re a big Irish clan that loves to spend time together. Family has been a huge aspect of my life for as long as I can remember, and being born into such large and loving family is one of my greatest blessings.
What are your hobbies/charities/sports (active or fan)? I play guitar, and I can consistently finish the New York Times crossword six days a week (frankly, the Sunday crossword is just absurd). I support the Yankees, NY Giants, and Rangers. I love live music and try to see as many shows as I can.
What was your favorite vacation or what is your favorite vacation spot? My grandparents’ house on Lake George, in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.
Are you a cat or dog person? I like almost all dogs, but there’s the occasional bad egg. I hate almost all cats, but some cats are hilarious.
What is your most memorable or favorite book? Too hard to narrow down. As far as novelists, I enjoy Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, and Kurt Vonnegut, among others. For non-fiction, I like to read about history, particularly the history of financial markets. Guilty pleasure: I’ve read the Harry Potter series in its entirety at least three times.
What is your most memorable or favorite movie? George Lucas’s American Graffiti. It’s the quintessential “coming of age” movie and the archetype for many of my favorite films since.
What is your favorite food or type of food? I love Thai food; I think the depth of flavor and complex spice are unmatched by any other cuisine.