Wine. Cheese. Derivatives.

What do you think of when you think of derivatives? At the PLSA conference in Liverpool last week we attempted to answer this question. We played a word association game with visitors to our (wine and cheese based) stand. We asked “What is the first word that comes into your head when we say each…

The challenge of developing true FinTech

“FinTech” is all the rage these days. However, simply having some technology in a finance firm does not encapsulate the spirit of FinTech – not only must the technology work and meet the needs of the business, but it must also serve to change the way things are done. There is a real risk to…

Three things I have learnt from three weeks on the buy side

I recently transitioned to the buy side after over five years in an LDI sales role. The first week felt a bit like I had gone behind enemy lines but I’m now starting to settle in and find my feet. While there are still some things I find odd – being on the other side…