For this edition of Quick Fire, we ask Melbourne-based Capital Advantage’s newest recruit, Chris Boler, a set of ten completely non-broking related questions.
1. What’s the stragest thing you’ve ever eaten?
“I tried cuy (a Peruvian delicacy which is actually guinea pig). It didn’t taste too bad but it doesn’t look very appealing on the plate.”
2. What was your first job?
“I was a food vendor at the MCG. Getting paid to walk around selling food and watching the football/cricket was a pretty cool job as a teenager.”
3. Who was the last band you saw live, when was it and how were they?
“Grinspoon in March at The Hi-Fi Bar in Melbourne. They were great and the crowd was going crazy!”
4. If you won $20 million Lotto today, what would you spend it on?
“Definitely a lot of travelling, but I would also love to setup a peer-to-peer finance business, similar to Funding Circle in the UK.”
5. What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done?
“Nearly drowning while white water rafting in Peru. The safety standards aren’t quite the same as in Australia. Our guide was hungover and our raft tipped over and a few of us ended up going down a five-meter waterfall - I have never been so scared in all my life!”
6. Where would you most like to go on vacation?
“Back to South America to see some of the countries I missed out on the first time around - ideally for the World Cup in Brazil next year!”
7. If you had to show a tourist around Melbourne, where would you take them and what would you do?
“The MCG to watch the footy, Lygon St cafes, live music in Brunswick, Brighton beach and maybe up to the Dandenong Ranges.”
8. If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be?
9. What’s the best costume you ever wore to a fancy dress party and how old were you at the time?
“I went to a Halloween party in London as a vampire. I was 30 years-old I think. The Brits take their fancy dress pretty seriously, so I was glad I made the effort.”
10. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
“Hopefully running a successful mortgage business and probably settled down with a child or two.”