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A day in the life of a Wall Street strategist who wakes up at 5 a.m. to balance client calls with parenthood

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  • Amy Wu Silverman is the head of derivatives strategy for RBC Capital Markets.
  • The managing director, who recently returned from maternity leave, recently documented her daily routine for Business Insider.

Volatility is back in financial markets, and that means busy days for RBC Capital Market's head of derivatives strategy, Amy Wu Silverman. 

As part of her daily regimen, Silverman closely follows equity volatility related topics in order to relay them to the bank's clients as well as the media. She regularly appears on networks including CNBC and Bloomberg TV, as well as print and online publications discussing markets stories. 

She enjoys the qualitative parts of her job, like visiting clients around the world, as well as the quantitative aspects, such as designing an options trade or analyzing a backtest.

Silverman recently documented her daily routine for Business Insider during RBC's Trade for the Kids day, which donated over $3 million to youth-focused charities throughout the world, including Storefront School, where she is a board member. 

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5 a.m.

My day starts early. Our five month-old baby wakes up between 4-5 a.m. and goes back to
sleep. I can’t fall asleep again, so I answer emails, read news, check the markets, order
diapers and groceries, and get ready for work.



6:30 a.m.

Baby is awake again! We play, read books, and do tummy time. My husband, a partner at an investment firm in Connecticut, sings to her before heading to work.



7 a.m.

I breastfeed the baby and my four-year-old wakes up soon after. The three of us play and
read. As our nanny arrives, I prepare the pump items I will need for work. Having returned to
work from maternity leave only a month ago, breastfeeding/pumping milk is a regular part of my day.



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