AlgoMe connects the Investment Management industry and empowers professionals to develop their careers.
AlgoMe connects the Asset Managers, FinTechs, consultants and vendors that make up the Investment Management industry's wider ecosystem, through its Community and Careers platforms.
AlgoMe Community brings professionals and companies together, letting members discuss topics facing the industry, expand their networks, and read thought provoking insights. This is helping to drive the collaboration and innovation reshaping the industry, and providing 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.
Website: https://www.algome.com/LinkedIn: algomeTwitter: @thisisalgomeAssociated members: Andy Milner, Rob Carter, Luuk Jacobs, Eva Keogan, Jonathan Max, Colin Ng
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Announcing our new report - The Disrupted Career: Fintech, Innovation and the Future of Careers in Investment ManagementBy Luuk Jacobs
The adoption of FinTech will bring significant changes for the future of Investment Management - from which products are offered to clients and how they are delivered, to the overall structure of the Industry itself. This level of disruption will also impact the future careers of the individuals working in or entering the Industry today.
According to the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), there are 610,000 professionals employed directly or indirectly across Europe in the Investment Management ecosystem, with over 100,000 in the UK. Which of these roles could disappear over the next couple of years, where are the opportunities and how should you navigate the disruption?
In our latest report, The Disrupted Career: FinTech, Innovation and the Future of Careers in Investment Management, we explore how FinTech is changing careers across the industry, and how professionals are being impacted by and are responding to these changes.
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Disrupted Career Paths
Our report found that very few areas within Investment Management will not be impacted by technological change; the career paths of the future will be radically different.
Professionals will need to embrace a more flexible approach to career planning. In addition, future job growth and progression opportunities will be concentrated in FinTech and in roles driving innovation in existing Investment Management functions.
Will We All Be Coders?
Many professionals will need to develop more technical skills, and not just in traditional technology roles. Even where ‘hard’ skills around coding, AI and data science will not be important, there will be an expectation that professionals will have a more holistic view of how technology underpins the business.
However, this will not negate the importance of soft skills, and blending skill-sets will be critical for the most successful teams and individuals.
With the industry expecting strong growth with a target of doubling of AUM over the next decade, those who position themselves to embrace the coming changes can look forward exciting opportunities.
To find out more, please read the full report.
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The Disrupted Career - FinTech, Innovation and the Future of Careers in Investment Management ReportBy Luuk Jacobs
The Disrupted Career
Welcome To The AlgoMe Report On FinTech, Innovation And The Future Of Careers In Investment Management
This report aims to address key questions that are important to everyone working in or looking to join the Investment Management Industry.
How significant will the impact of FinTech be on career paths? How likely is my current role to be affected? Where are the opportunities in this disruption? How can I best position myself for future success?
We asked a panel of Investment Industry professionals their views.
The full report is available for download to all AlgoMe Community members. Not already joined? Becoming a member takes less than a minute.
By Rob Carter
Brexit, MiFID II, GDPR, Gender Pay Gap and Diversity are the themes we consider top of mind currently which is why we’ve created the Summer 2018 AlgoMe Industry Pulse Report.
We wanted to get under the skin of some of these key events and burning issues for 2018. In doing so, we revealed some very interesting results and statistics.
Given a choice of 7 cities, Dublin, Paris and Amsterdam are the top three choices for Asset Managers, Fintech and Financial Services employees to relocate to following Brexit. While 54% would not consider moving as a result of Brexit.
When it comes to regulation; we are not surprised to find MiFID II and GDPR will affect over 60% of the roles in the industry.
Positively, 59% believe Gender Pay Gap Reporting will improve the career progression of women.
Please read the report for the full information and do get in touch if you would like to know more about your industry workforce.
Rob Carter, CEO, AlgoMe
By Andy Milner
Following our successful event at Cass Business School in January, AlgoMe is teaming up with another of Europe's leading higher and executive education institutions with a panel discussion at Imperial College Business School on 3rd April.
We will be joined by another panel of industry leaders to discuss the impact that the FinTech revolution is having on the demand for skills in the Investment Management industry and what individuals looking to enter or progress careers in the industry can do to help them succeed.
Joining Rob Carter, CEO of AlgoMe and Ruben Lara, Chief Data Office of Standard Life Aberdeen, will be Ben Lucas, Partner in UK Wealth & Asset Management at EY, and Henrik Grunditz, Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer of Hivemind, a FinTech that is helping companies create value from complex data sets.
Attendance is open to students and alumni of Imperial College Business School, and we will be sharing highlights of the discussion with the AlgoMe Community.
If you have any questions that you would like to be put to the panel, please comment below, or send them to us via our other social media channels.
Ben is a Partner within the UK Wealth & Asset Management practice at EY. Prior to joining EY, he was a Practice Lead for Alternatives within Alpha Financial Management Consulting. Ben previously worked for EY as a Management Consultant and also for Zurich Financial Services. Ben has extensive experience across the Financial Services industry, with a particular focus on Asset Management and Alternative Investment. He has worked in senior strategy, advisory and change management roles based variously in London, New York and Paris.
Henrik is a co-founder and the Chief Revenue Officer of Hivemind. Prior to co-founding Hivemind, Henrik was a senior vice president at Winton Group, a large quantitative hedge fund where he was responsible for business development with institutional investors in Europe. Prior to joining Winton in 2013, Henrik spent 5 years at MSCI / RiskMetrics where he was responsible for developing the multi-asset risk analytics business across various client segments in Europe. Henrik started his career in management consulting, working in Accenture’s Capital Markets practice. Henrik holds a First Class Master’s degree in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London. At the end of 2018, Hivemind was just one of five companies selected for the inaugural cohort of Velocity, a FinTech accelerator programme run by the Investment Association (IA)
Dr Ruben Lara
Ruben is Chief Data Officer at Standard Life Aberdeen. Prior to joining Standard Life Aberdeen in 2016, Dr. Lara held senior positions at Vodafone, where he was Head of Big Data Analytics, and at Telefonica, where he was Head of Big Data Product Development and Innovation. Ruben started his career in financial services, working as a technology consultant specialised in data and analytics. Ruben holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and has received the First National Award in Computer Science from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education and sits on the advisory panel of Velocity.
Rob is co-founder of AlgoMe and is an experienced Front Office change consultant with a diverse skill-set built during almost 15 years of working in Financial Services. Rob has worked across the complete project delivery lifecycle over a range of Investment Management and regulatory focussed initiatives; including, leading investment integration work streams of mergers between a number of major asset managers. He was formerly Head of Fixed Income and Equities Platforms at Aberdeen Asset Management and is a CFA Charterholder.
By Andy Milner
Our mission at AlgoMe is to connect the Investment Management Industry - the professionals that work in it, as well as the Asset Managers, FinTechs and other organisations that make up the wider industry ecosystem.
That's why we're excited to announce our first cohort of AlgoMe Community Partners - companies that work within Investment Management and share our ethos of working together to address the challenges and opportunities facing the Industry. They will become active participants in the Community, keeping us up to date on their diverse areas of expertise by sharing their insights and events, and helping answer your questions.
On each Partner's profile page you can find out more about the company, see articles published by them, discussions related to them, and a list of associated members.
If your organisation would like to join as an AlgoMe Community Partner, please get in touch via the Community or by email to email@example.com.
Velocity is the FinTech Accelerator by the Investment Association, designed to identify, develop and accelerate best in class firms with innovative solutions, facilitating the adoption of technology within asset management.
Cass Business School is one of City, University of London’s five Schools. It’s among Europe’s leading business schools and in the global elite of business schools that hold the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation.
Alongside its MBA, Cass offers a number of Masters courses including an MSc in Investment Management.
Cleveland & Co is a specialist outsourced legal team, with a market leading reputation for providing the highest quality legal services in the investment management sector.
Saffron Robo is a software, services and support company that provides a cloud based, end to end Robo solution designed to offer front-end to back-end functionality, for all product ranges including: EFT’s, Funds, Equities, Bonds and Fixed Income products, via a secure hosted web based solution.
FSTP is an award-winning training and consultancy services company, helping firms in the Investment Management industry improve compliance and governance standards.
ClauseMatch is a regulatory technology company with a unique SAAS offering, that enables financial institutions to streamline regulatory change management through effective organisation of internal policies, standards, procedures, and controls.
People Risk Solutions is a client-focused Human Resources consultancy, with a passion for improving business performance through the development of high-performing people.
Waymark uses AI to continually monitor and analyse regulatory changes, and makes recommendations to corporate and consultancy clients to ensure compliance. With the ever increasing changes in regulations, WayMark lets firms work smarter and achieve more with existing resource.
We're looking forward to announcing more partners in the near future, so watch this space.
By Eva Keogan
Last week was our inaugural panel session for Cass Business School where we gathered some really interesting people together to talk about the future of work in our sector.
We have mainly grown online since we launched AlgoMe Community, so it was a great experience to extend into the real world and meet students who are at the beginning of their careers and others who are already well into them, and on a path to pushing themselves further. Attending were current MBA and MSc students and alumni of Cass, and we were delighted to see such a diverse and engaged audience. We hope most, if not all, of them are now actively participating in our community. If you’re registered as a mentor, you might start receiving a few more requests.
The purpose of the evening was to talk about the Impacts of FinTech to careers in Investment Management and marry up the insights and views of the panel with our audience and also to get a feel for what the next generation of investment management professionals had set in their sights.
To do this, we shared some of the early findings from our FinTech, Investment Management and future careers Survey (we will be releasing this shortly and doing a follow up article in the community too). This allowed us to create a truly interactive debate as we put the same questions to our audience. They were then able to give feedback via the AlgoMe Community app in real-time (and thankfully it all worked beautifully without a glitch too).
The key questions we wanted to hear the views of the audience and panel on were:
- Are career paths less well defined due to the changes happening in the industry?
- What skills will be the most important to develop careers in Investment Management?
- Will FinTech and Innovation be positive or negative for future careers?
- What are the most important things to do to be successful?
There was a general feeling both Investment and Asset Management are ripe for disruption and there as an opportunity and threat of this coming from the outside due to the slow adoption of new technologies by the industry. This led into a discussion about technology skills and a skills gap. There was consensus among the panel about career paths not being too rigid, applying skillsets to new challenges can be a highly successful strategy and also advice to 'follow the good people'.
Then panel consisted of Rob Carter (CEO, AlgoMe), Ruben Lara, Chief Data Office, Standard Life Aberdeen, and Olivia Vinden, FinTech and Innovation Practice lead at Alpha FMC. Both Ruben and Olivia are members of the Advisory Panel for Velocity, the FinTech accelerator of the Investment Association, so their excellent insight into the way that FinTech is reshaping the Industry was extremely useful, and of course credible. Luuk Jacobs chaired the panel, he is co-founder of AlgoMe and AlgoMe Consulting. Each panellist was able to share their unique views of the industry and Fintech and offer career tips too. We’ve had some excellent feedback from the audience about this as well.
We are looking forward to an ongoing programme of panels and events over the coming months. If you would like to hold something similar with us at your place of work, we are happy to develop this with you as a breakfast, lunch session or evening event – please get in touch with any of the AlgoMe Community team for more info.
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