Welcome to the Evolving Man Project’s ‘Evolved Man of the Week’ profiles. Each week we will highlight an individual that embodies what it means to be an evolved man, famous and non-famous men alike. The world needs to know their stories and deeds. This week’s honor goes to Kingston University graduate, public speaker, and wealth management analyst, Reggie Nelson.
Reggie’s story begins one fateful day while he was a student at Kingston University. He wanted to stand out from the crowd of his peers and really land solidly in the finance sector.
“So, I was still in college at the time, and I said to myself, ‘What can I do different enough for me to see results that no one else will think of doing?’”… “An idea came to my head to go knock on people’s doors and ask them, ‘What skills and qualities they have to become so wealthy, so I can extrapolate that and use it for myself.”
Reggie’s bold and unorthodox plan of door knocking in London’s wealthiest neighborhood ‘Kensington’ worked out in his favor. With a bit of luck and a lot of grit, Reggie came across the home of Quintin Price, head of Alpha Strategies at the Black Rock equity firm. Quintin was impressed by Reggie’s determination and will. This chance encounter led to Reggie’s first internship. He would go on to graduate from Kingston University with a bachelors of science in economics. Reggie now works has an Institutional Client Service Analyst at Legal & General Investment Management. It is not lost on Reggie that he is a black man working in a field that sorely lacks diversity.
“In the corporate sector, I am a minority. And I won’t hide it. I’m a minority. Like, even where I work, there’s diversity but like in every corporate environment I’ve been to, it could be better. So, I guess playing the game for me is adapting to the surroundings around me. I wouldn’t say it’s ‘conforming’ but ‘adapting’.”
Today we honor Reggie Nelson as our Evolved Man of the Week.