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Switching from banking to fintech

Making the switch from banking to fintech By the summer of 2010, Kunal Nandwani could reasonably claim that he had weathered the worst of the banking crisis and come out He was working for Lehman Brothers in London when the bank collapsed, and he moved to Nomura when the Japanese investment bank took over parts of Lehman’s European operations. Less than two years later, he was a vice-president in Nomura’s …Read More

Start your engines!

Start your engines! Life as a fintech startup in the 21st century. The biggest challenges facing a new startup are actually the biggest challenges facing any business, time and money. In the case of a startup however, these issues become life or death within the first two years. When you start a business, the chances are that you start with a completely blank slate. This is of course one of …Read More

Fintech Focus: Derivitec

Derivitec: Pay-as-you-go equity derivatives analytics Derivitec is a London-based financial technology start-up that was founded in 2011 by George Kaye, a quantitative analyst with over a decade of experience in equity derivatives at Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and UBS. Kaye (centre), who holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge, is Derivitec’s chief executive. He works with Marc Tuckmantel (left), head of equities product development, and Mattias …Read More