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Past event: Quantopian event series about Algorithmic trading

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Event review of the “Quantopian event series” hosted by the Swiss Finance + Technology Association, Quantopian and the University of Zurich.

General

The Swiss Finance + Technology Association welcomed Quantopian, a Boston-based Fintech platform, to a highly successful event series in May 2017 held in Zurich. Over three days our members and guests were able to gain a deeper understanding about how technology is changing the world of investing.

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Past event: FinTech Careers: Recruitment & Selection

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Blog FinTech Careers: Recruitment & Selection

Summary

Our first FinTech Careers Event is over and has lead to a lot of positive feedback. An audience with over 50 people had the chance to hear about the current situation of FinTech hirings in Switzerland. The rare chance to hear from all perspectives (headhunter, corporate HR & startup) about the trends and how to apply as a candidate to each one of them, was interesting and eye-opening. Clearly, the labor market for FinTech is growing in Switzerland and many new positions are being created. Based on open vacations, Zurich seems the place to be, if you want to work in Swiss FinTech. IT/data experts are currently most sought-after. Additionally, higher ratios of men working in the industry than women, can add bonus points to female candidates. Diversity is not for marketing purposes only but necessary for an efficient working environment.
Another thing that was strongly pointed out by all the speakers, was the legal issue. Before you apply anywhere for a job in Switzerland, you should be aware of the legal restrictions for non-Swiss citizens. Inform yourself on this website about the various working permits and don’t forget to send a copy of your permit/passport with the application.
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Past Event: PSD2 Swiss and international perspectives

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European financial players have accumulated compelling experience in developing solutions connected with the implementation of PSD2 directive. Considering the clear direction that the Regulators have undertaken in the recent years, an exchange of information and use cases in the PSD2 area among Swiss and EU financial players would be mutually beneficial.

Swiss Finance + Technology Association and C&D Suisse have invited representatives of local financial services institutions and FinTech start-ups joining a round-table discussion with Cristiano Motto, Digital Evangelist at Barclays Bank PLC and Enrico Toso, Compliance Manager at Deutsche Bank (Italy).

The room is full, the presentation given by Cristiano Motto and Enrico Toso are interesting and detailed. They highlight the main point of the PSD2 regulation and they give to the audience the opportunity to fully understand the topic.

The discussion, moderated by Rainer Kessler, was very interesting and allowed the crowd to taste the different sentiment about the new regulation system. Many opinions raised from the participants and the speakers, as well as the moderator were able to conduct a pleasant, but tough discussion with the crowd.

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Highlights from the #ReversePitch event 06/10/16

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5 investors and 5 startups took to the stage to pitch in front of a fully booked room at Technopark Zurich. In the end it was Nicolas Brand from Lakestar who was selected as the best investor pitch, whereas NetGuardians took the spot as the top startup pitch. This though was only the tip of the iceberg at the most unique pitching event in Switzerland this fall.

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Lunch Talk: Swiss FinTechs at Technopark Zurich

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More than 30 FinTech passionates chose to have an alternative lunchtime with Swiss Finance + Technology Association and Technopark Zurich. A vibrant FinTech environment present at the Incubator was represented by two local startups – Innomatika and Fractal Labs – explaining how their product make the life of the companies easier dealing with the data analysis. Read More

Exit Strategy – Thinking about the end game as you start

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The stories of companies worth millions or even billions of dollars prior to their IPO in combination with currently high cash reserves of large corporations such as Google, Facebook or Apple, looking to swallow up start-ups, has led to increased investor demands for lucrative exits. The Swiss Start-up scene has been gearing up as it comes of age, with the number and the size of exits by startups starting to become more visible, with examples including jobs.ch, Doodle or students.ch. Read More