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    Cutting-Edge Post-Trade Tech | FinTech Focus with Mack Gill and David Pearson at Torstone

    ​On the latest episode of FinTech Focus TV, Toby is excited to welcome Mack Gill, COO, Board Member and David Pearson, Product Manager at Torstone Technology. ​With a lot of excitement in the marketplace at the moment, Mack and David join Toby to give their views and predictions on the ever-increasing revolutionary storm that's out there. From new, cutting-edge Post-Trade Tech, to the rising challenges faced by clients, we are exposed to the implications of this rapid change. 'Talent attracts talent' and we are delighted that two of Torstone Technology's world-class team are here to share how they continue to create a workplace where people can learn and develop. And as we are witnessing a generational change in leadership, the pair also reveal how they are ensuring their development strategy remains relevant to new workplace culture demands. In talks around opportunity and efficiency, Mack and David also share what we can expect from Torstone Technology very soon- and what this means for the wider marketplace!Watch the full episode here:Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​​

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    Talent Experience | The Recruitment Round-Up with Toby and Nadia

    Welcome back to another episode of The Recruitment Round-Up with Toby and Nadia, where today we discuss talent experience.Today's episode is inspired by a recent conversation Nadia had in our London office with Hari S, as they discussed a candidate's experience which went viral on LinkedIn for all the wrong reasons. Having great exposure in this topic, Toby and Nadia discuss how we can get better as employers, whilst investing, keeping, growing and evaluating talent in a better way.Toby and Nadia highlight the importance of having an engaging brand and business, as well as creating a unique employee experience- from interview stage to onboarding to promotion and progression. And we close with our exciting adventures of the week, such as Toby's trip to our Belfast office, Nadia's speaking slot at the Westminster Business Forum conference and we also celebrate the Starr's of the Week (congratulations to Old Knight and the Belfast crew, especially Tiernan!).Thank you for tuning into another episode of The Recruitment Round-Up.​​​

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    Nadia's Women of FinTech Podcast with Kim Nilsson, CEO & Co-Founder or PeripherAi

    ​Welcome back to another episode of the Women of FinTech. This week, Nadia is pleased to introduce Kim Nilsson, CEO of PeripherAi, to the show. From Astrophysicist to CEO and Co-Founder, Kim has been exposed to many diverse experiences throughout her career. After switching career paths, an MBA inspired her to become a leader and founder of a data science business which she used to help people with STEM backgrounds get into the industry. Kim also shares her recent findings of gender imbalance within the sales space and discusses what leaders can do to encourage equal opportunities for women."DEI is something that you can never let go of... every action, every decision must be analysed with DEI in mind, relentlessly."Listen to their full conversation below. ​Spotify​Apple​Buzzsprout​

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    Unlocking Post-Trade Efficiency | FinTech Focus TV with Alastair Rutherford, Managing Director at Ascendant Strategy

    Toby is joined by Alastair Rutherford, Managing Director at Ascendant Strategy, on this episode of FinTech Focus TV. Ascendant Strategy was established to truly maximise and embed efficiency into the Post-Trade process. The Pandemic revealed flaws in this space; and as FinTech acceleration continued, Post-Trade was placed under increasing demand to keep-up. Alastair's approach to business allows him to build a solution with the intricate needs of clients in mind. Business doesn't always need to be sales orientated; instead place a focus on authentic relationships that will entrench reflective collaboration and better the entire industry.Citing numerous industry front-runners and the work they have done to better their efficiency and impact the industry, Alastair exposes us to the brilliant actuality of his conversation with Toby. Thank you Alastair for joining us on this eye-opening episode of FinTech Focus TV!Watch the full episode here:​Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​​

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    Nadia's Maternity and Paternity Stories of FinTech Podcast - George Vaizey, Financial Planning and Analysis Lead at Luno

    Welcome back to another episode of the Maternity and Paternity Stories of FinTech. This week, Nadia is excited to welcome George Vaizey, Financial Planning and Analysis Lead at Luno to the show.George is a commercially focused finance professional and joins Nadia today to discuss what actions leaders can take to build a truly inclusive workplace for new parents.Sharing his personal paternity story, George offers us an eye-opening look at how his shared parental leave really benefitted him and his family, as they recently had a child during the pandemic.George also explains how the shared parental leave works as part of the Luno benefits scheme.  We gain an exclusive insight into the workplace culture of the firm, and the pair also discuss the importance of not having to compromise work and spending time with your children.This is an important conversation we all need to have, as we discuss the different processes companies can do to better their DEI practices.Stream on your chosen podcast platform:​Connect with us on LinkedIn.For all marketing enquiries, email marketing@harringtonstarr.com. ​

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    Showing Value Ahead of the Curve | The Recruitment Round-Up with Toby and Nadia

    ​Welcome back to another episode of the Recruitment Round-Up. This week, Toby and Nadia are talking about how the Financial Technology sector can truly be a force for good.This episode is jam-packed with updates from both the recruitment and FinTech world as the pair dive into recent statistics and articles which address current issues such as the gender pay gap and retention of talent."How do we improve the ways in which we attract talent? How can we change the perception of the industry? How do we showcase what we can do to be a force for good?" Thank you for joining us on another episode of the Recruitment Round-Up. ​Stream their conversation below.Spotify​​Buzzsprout​​

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    Nadia's Women of FinTech | Lesley Li, CEO and Co-Founder of u impact

    On this episode of the ground-breaking Women of FinTech Podcast, Nadia is joined by Lesley Li, CEO and Co-Founder of u impact.The pair initially met in 2019 when Lesley was beginning her founder and investment journey- and the developments since then have been incredible!After over a decade in banking, Lesley shares what made her reconsider her career path and reject the short-term thinking of the industry- and exchange it for one driven by mission, value and purpose.u impact has a fascinating story and has a truly exciting future. Lesley's honesty around taking the leap of faith to start u impact is eye-opening, and we are reminded of what it takes to kickstart an idea: Curiosity, Courageousness, Obsession and Persistence.Thank you Lesley for joining us on the show! You can stream the full episode on all major podcast streaming platforms below.​And listen on all other streaming platforms here.

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    The Next Evolution of RegTech | FinTech Focus TV Oliver Rooney, Chief Technology Officer at VoxSmart

    ​Welcome back to another episode of FinTech Focus where Toby welcomes Oliver Rooney, Chief Technology Officer at VoxSmart. With a very exciting growth story, Oliver tells us what it's been like to be part of that journey, exploring recent successes, and where they've come from. As an evident expert in the space, this episode is a brilliant exploration of the evolution of regulatory compliance. Oliver and Toby look at the associated innovation, the problem-solving skills needed, and the solution-orientated approaches that have taken VoxSmart from strength to strength. Thank you Oliver for joining us on FinTech Focus TV, and exposing us to the exciting recent happenings in the RegTech space.​​​​