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    AlgoMe Community brings professionals and companies together, letting members discuss topics facing the industry, expand their networks, and read thought provoking insights. These conversations help drive the collaboration and innovation which are reshaping the industry, and provide a platform for existing investment communities to connect with each other.

     

    AlgoMe aims to be the ‘go-to’ place for companies and professionals in Investment Management to find each other and the answers to the challenges the industry faces. Through the use of technology and algorithms, we are driving change in the way the sector communicates and are providing our community with cutting-edge tools to manage and develop their careers.

     

    AlgoMe is a proud FinTech member of the Investment Association.


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