Phone interview with my families personal stock broker Alistair from Redmayne-Bentley.
Alistair from Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers says he will always remember 14th of November 2015, not for the attacks that came upon Paris the day before, but for the unusually hectic and panicked day of trading that took place.
“So, when did you know that you were in for such a rushed day of business” I asked Alistair. to which he replied “As soon as the news broke of the attacks on Paris. You know, I can remember back to 9/11, it was about 3pm local time, and by 3:15, I was on 8 different lines with clients who were trying to sell their Morgan Stanley stocks. So, at about 11pm on Friday, thats when I knew.
“What comapnies/industries were effected the most by what happened in France” – “The first phonecall I got was from a client of mine (Name omitted) who wanted to sell all of his shares in Air China, and the second phonecall, well it was actually a text, so, the second text I got was from my Uncle, funnily enough, who wanted to sell his shares Virgin Australia. The airline industry has definitely been hit the hardest, in Asia particularly”