02 June 2016
How the UK leads in the FinTech World
Background:Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK's global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 with the support of the Canary Wharf Group and City of London, Innovate Finance is an NGO that aims to accelerate the country's leading position in the global financial services sector by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators, whether they be a young startup or an established industry player.
The goal is to create a single point of access across the sectors to help foster enabling policies, regulation, talent development, business growth opportunities and investment in the UK - and, most importantly, to create a global finance sector that offers services that are more sustainable, more inclusive and better everyone.
How is Innovate Finance meeting its objectives and, in building the UK into a FinTech giant, how does Innovate Finance work internationally to achieve its goals?
Lawrence Wintermeyer is the CEO of Innovate Finance. He has spent over 20 years as an advisor, executive, and board member to build, grow, optimize, re-structure and divest companies from start-ups to global brands. As a Big Four advisor, he has worked with a number of global brands across the financial services, TMT and energy sectors in Europe, Asia and North America. In recent years he has focused on the small cap venture capital and private equity markets and has experience running and advising alternative asset managers and technology start-ups. Wintermeyer has been an early supporter of Innovate Finance and is working towards growing the organisation to ensure the UK is at the centre of global FinTech innovation.