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    • Luuk Jacobs
      By Luuk Jacobs
      We partnered with Imperial College Business School for a panel discussion about the Impacts of FinTech to careers in Investment Management. We were keen to marry up the collective experience of the panel, and their insights and views, with the audience. Equally we wanted to get a feel for what the next generation of Investment Management professionals should set in their sights.  
        
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      The panel consisted of Rob Carter, CEO, AlgoMe and Ruben Lara, Chief Data Officer, Standard Life Aberdeen, and Henrik Grunditz, Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, Hivemind, a FinTech that is helping companies create value from complex data sets. The Moderator was Anne-Louise Burnett, Centre Manager, Imperial College Business School Centre for Global Finance & Technology. 
       

       
       
      The key questions that were discussed were: 
       
      Do I understand typical career paths in Investment Management? 
       
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      Are career paths less well defined due to the changes happening in the industry? 
       
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      What skills will be the most important to develop careers in Investment Management? 
       
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      The panel indicated that if they were looking at their 20-year younger self, they would not have seen themselves in the positions they are today. Nevertheless, a key ‘red line’ through their careers was the development of their main professional interest and continuously developing the associated skills, be it business management, data and analytics, or information systems engineering. All equally being influenced by the need of these aforementioned hard technology skills. 
       
      Rob Carter stressed the value of having mentors throughout your career, people that can guide you and hold a mirror up for you. Hendrik Grunditz mentioned the benefits of networking, staying in touch with people and create a reputation of being nice, delivering constant high quality and be committed. Ruben Lara added to this the need for the softer skills and ability to influence, manage stakeholders and communication. 
       
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    • Andy Milner
      By Andy Milner
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      Panelists
       
      Ben Lucas
      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 Grunditz
      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
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      Rob Carter 
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