Europe's time-starved traders want to keep working from home

Europe’s stock traders used to frown at the notion of working from home. But the pandemic has changed all that and most now want to avoid the office, at least some of the time, potentially marking a seismic shift for an industry renowned for its long hours and cutthroat competition.
Photo: Ole Lind/ERH
Photo: Ole Lind/ERH
BY Ksenia Galouchko, William Canny, Lisa Pham and Jan-Patrick Barnert / BLOOMBERG

Four-fifths of 85 traders contacted by Bloomberg News this month said they want to be able to work remotely at least some of the time once current restrictions end. The effect was even more pronounced in a wider group of responses from 254 financial market professionals, with more than 90 percent saying they will consider home working in future.

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