Alpha is delighted to announce that Olivia Vinden, Principal, has been included on the 2017 Innovate Finance “Women in Fintech Powerlist”.
The Innovate Finance powerlist is an annual list that recognises the contribution of women to the world of fintech. Details of the ‘powerlist’ can be found here.
Innovate Finance Chair, Natalie Ceeney, commented:
“The calibre of people leading and running FinTechs is a key pillar to their success, as is the future talent pipeline. And with a scarcity of technical skills globally, there is a real war for this talent. I’ve met some amazingly capable and inspirational leaders in FinTech, with not just outstanding technical skills, but the ability to lead and inspire. This list of female leaders and game-changers in FinTech illustrates some of this talent.”
Alpha has seen significant growth in the last year in clients looking to incorporate fintech and innovation into their businesses. The main areas of investment seen so far have been in automation (encompassing robotics, workflow and lowcode), digital client experience, and regtech. Looking into 2018 we expect to see growth in API-enabled operating models and data science, more long term machine learning and blockchain remain areas of significant research.
Olivia is an expert in emerging technology and its impact on asset management operating models. She has a diploma in FinTech from MIT and leads a number of client forums on innovation. She has recently completed a six month engagement with RISE Financial, a blockchain fintech, focussing on blockchain for financial services assets.
Olivia Vinden, on hearing the announcement, said:
“I’m honoured to be named amongst so many awesome women, all of whom are bringing passion and new ideas to the exciting world of fintech. At Alpha, many of our clients are only just beginning to embrace the huge potential of fintech and innovation and it has been fascinating to be part of this change. I see huge potential for new and emerging technologies to generate alpha, delight clients, reduce costs and simplify regulatory compliance. I look forward to working with our clients in the coming year to really deliver on this promise.”