What to do when there's nowhere to go? That's the dilemma facing many asset owners, managers and consultants who have locked down at home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Pensions & Investments asked a broad cross-section of readers what they are doing when they finally do manage to step away from their home offices after a long workday.
David T. Veal, CIO of the $2.5 billion City of Austin (Texas) Employees' Retirement System, prefers reality to fantasy when it comes to staying sane during Austin's shelter-in-place decree.
Luckily, so do his wife and kids.
Veal family members are working their way through Ken Burns' extensive documentary catalog including "The Civil War," "The Vietnam War" and "The National Parks," Mr. Veal said, noting "It's good fun for the whole family!" in an email.
Robin Diamonte, CIO of the $31 billion de-fined benefit plan and $30 billion defined contribution plan at United Technologies Corp., Farmington, Conn., said in an email she is already in the third of five seasons of the TV show "Madam Secretary" on Netflix. Most of the time, she says she is "definitely working more hours, drinking more coffee and eating more snacks."