From Decentralised Funding, to AI in banking, London FinTech Week was a smorgasbord of new ideas. FinTech as an industry is incredible futuristic; startups are continually focused on what they can do to change the financial world for the better, and this week was no exception. Highlights included Brendan Blume of Block One on the future of decentralised funding, Megan Caywood of Starling Bank on innovation in digital banking, and a superstar panel discussing why London is such a key global hub for FinTech.
FinTech Week 2017 also included the brand-new Jobs Fair. There has been so much press this year about the talent shortage in FinTech, so this event was a great opportunity to meet some of the companies with roles to fill and establish whether we could help them in their search.
So, armed with a banner taller than Ashmore Stark's MD, and enough leaflets to paper the walls, last Thursday Team Ashmore Stark set up camp at FinTech Week’s Jobs Fair. Over the course of the day, we met some of FinTech’s most disruptive firms, all of whom are dramatically changing finance globally. We established new partnerships with firms who have all of the technological knowledge to create game-changing products, and now need a talented sales team to take that product to market. We also met some inspiring candidates, who took a proactive approach to their job search by attending FinTech Week to learn more about potential opportunities.
Not only that, FinTech Week was a great opportunity for us to learn more about innovation across the board in FinTech. It allows us to better understand our clients’ hiring needs and source better candidates who really understand the company’s mission.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to London FinTech Week for having us down. If you spotted us at FinTech Week, please tweet us or ping us over an email to say hello - we’d love to hear from you!
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