A day in the life of a fintech CEO

Originally from Scotland, Andrew Smith completed his PhD studies in economics before working as a partner in the consulting practices of KPMG, Arthur Andersen and Unisys. In 2008 he joined Corfinancial: a fintech firm offering software and advisory services to banking and finance companies around the world. Today he spends two thirds of his time in the UK and the rest in the US, growing the business.

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A day in the life of a forex professional

Nandik Barbhaiya is Head of E-commerce at the award-winning forex brokerage, ForexTime (FXTM). Originally from India, Nandik completed his MBA in Marketing and HR from the James Cook University in Singapore and moved to London in 2009. He has over a decade of marketing experience, and has worked across Media, Radio, Retail and Finance. In mid-2016 he joined ForexTime – and hasn’t looked back!

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A day in the life of a Senior Venture Capitalist

Leo Castellanos is an Investment Director and Equity Partner at Saatchinvest – a London-based venture capital fund that invests in technology companies. Aged 39, he lives in Deptford, London, but says he’s originally from: “The other side of the pond, south of the wall, keep going, north of the south… Caracas, Venezuela!”

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A day in the life of a… Senior Risk Manager for EY

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, 32-year-old Pedros Barros now lives in Islington, North London, working as a Senior Strategic Risk Manager for EY – where he’s been for five years. From mining to mega events, Barros has worked across a tonne of different sectors – and even carried out the risk management framework for the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio!

But with so much variety, what does a typical day working in risk management look like? We got in touch to find out…

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A Day in the Life at a Foreign Exchange Business

Grace Taylor, Senior Marketing Executive at Global Reach PartnersGrace Taylor, Senior Marketing Executive at Global Reach Partners writes about her role in a thriving London-based Foreign Exchange business.

I applied for a Marketing Assistant position at Global Reach Partners (GRP) in 2013 while I was completing a four year sandwich marketing degree at Bournemouth University. My studies had covered various modules such as consumer psychology, international marketing, social communications and marketing management. As part of my uni course I’d also had some very valuable work experience in a couple of marketing departments and was keen to work in an in-house rather than agency role.

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