May 23, 2019

Financial Services, Technology & Fintech: Emerging Trends and Talent

Carlyle have over 15 years’ experience partnering with start-up, SME and listed organisations across financial services to deliver Search, Interim and Board & Advisory mandates. As part of the Scotsman Fintech Scotland Supplement, our partners discuss emerging trends in the market, and how the cross-fertilisation of talent between financial services and technology businesses is driving growth across the sector.

Carol-Ann Searles, Managing Partner of Carlyle, said: “Because we have real strength in tech and financial services – from start-ups to big banks – we have a unique view across both environments. Also, having built a firm reputation in Scotland over more than a decade, our London office is now providing a very effective talent bridge.”

Fiona James-Martin, Partner and Head of Carlyle’s Interim practice, describes how large financial services organisations are collaborating with fintechs: “ There are different approaches from the large financial institutions. Some will partner with young fintechs, some will invest and others might just offer somewhere for start-ups to be based. However, they are deliberately looking to work with fintechs to tap into a more agile, customer centric approach. Fintechs, for example, have the quick and efficient customer onboarding processes that the banks struggle to create, whilst the banks have the deep customer data that fintechs want – so it’s a true symbiotic relationship.”

The full article is published as part of The Scotsman Fintech Supplement.

For further information, please contact Rachel Bell, Head of Marketing and Commercial,


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