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FinTech for Breakfast (29)


Held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

With support from Dentons


Speakers

  • Rob Churcher (PwC)

  • Sam Everington (Staling Bank)

  • Jemima Kelly (FT Alphaville)

  • Romi Savova (Pension Bee)


Agenda

 

We are hoping to find a more permanent anchor for our regular F4B meetings soon (Izabella Kaminska is now the proud mother of a bouncing baby girl, and Kadhim Shubber is now in DC). But, in the meantime, we are delighted that Rob Churcher – who leads PwC’s push into high growth investments, particularly in the FinTech sector – has agreed to crack the whip this month.

He will have a lot to talk about. Angus Young will fill you in on his thoughts about what we should be focusing on nearer the time. But, in the meantime, he is highlighting:

  • the near-collapse of tech stocks, particularly in the US (and the sharp drop in Bitcoin);
  • the imminent arrival of GDPR, and its impact on Open Banking;
  • feedback from FinTech Week and the Innovate Finance Global Summit; and
  • the success (or otherwise) of robo advisers in targeting better-heeled clients.

Fortunately, Rob has help. We are delighted to have two other panellists to add their own views and fill in any gaps:

  • Sam Everington is lead engineer and head of APIs at Starling Bank, responsible for delivering the platform for their marketplace.
  • Jemima Kelly has just moved from Reuters (where she was the FX & FinTech correspondent) to FT Alphaville (where, I guess, she will follow in the footsteps of Izabella and Kadhim).
  • Romina Savova is the founder and CEO of Pension Bee, which she set up after she left Credit Benchmark in 2015.

As always, this is a caring and sharing experience. If you want to add your own views to the mix, so much the better; if you just want to listen, that’s fine too. Whatever, if you (or a friend/colleague) would like to join us, please let us know by calling 0207 621 1056 or emailing alex@csfi.org. Thanks to Dentons’s hospitality, there will be lots of tea, coffee and buns.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Hilton
Director
CSFI