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London flexes fintech muscle in Financial News list

The FinTech40, a list of the top forty people in Europe’s burgeoning fintech industry, has been announced by Financial News.

London has again proven its fintech credentials as three-quarters of the people named as industry influencers are based in the British capital.

It is already considered Europe’s fintech leader and London’s dominance on the list will be seen as a positive sign for its growing fintech cluster.

Influencers and innovators

All nominees for the FinTech 40 had to be based in Europe, the Middle East or Africa and display influence and innovation in the fintech ecosystem. They also had to be operating in, or have potential to impact, European capital markets.

International Hall of Fame logo whiteMany of the winners also featured in last week’s Tech City News International Hall of Fame awards.

Yoni Assia of eToro, Taveet Hinrikus of Transferwise, and Eric van der Kleij of Level39 all won awards and DueDil‘s Damian Kimmelman was named International Entrepreneur of the Year.

All four were named in the FinTech40.

The final list of 40 includes representatives from Frankfurt, Geneva, Paris, Brussels, Stockholm and Tel Aviv, although the majority is based in London.

FinTech40 list

Name

Company

Location

Yoni Assia, Co-founder and chief executive

eToro

Tel Aviv

Mark Beeston, Chief executive and founder

Illuminate Financial Management

London

Oliver Bussmann, Group chief information officer

UBS

Zurich

Claire Calmejane, Head of Digital Centre of Excellence, Innovation and Partnerships

Lloyds Banking Group

London

Neil Costigan, Chief executive

BehavioSec

Sweden

Nicolas Debock, Senior investment manager

Xange Private Equity

Paris

Samir Desai, Chief executive and co-founder

Funding Circle

London

Clare Flynn Levy, Founder and chief executive

Essentia Analytics

London

Eddie George, Founder and chief executive

NewFinance

London

Steve Gibson, Managing director

Euclid Opportunities

London

Richard Goold, Corporate partner

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.

London

Ian Green, Co-founder and chief executive

eCo Financial Technology

London

Manu Gupta, General partner

Lakestar

Zurich

Jan Hammer, Partner

Index Ventures

London

Taavet Hinrikus, Chief executive and co-founder

Transerwise

London

John Matthew Holt, Chief technology officer and co-founder

Waratek

Dublin

Nick Hungerford, Co-founder and chief executive

Nutmeg

London

Damian Kimmelman, Founder and chief executive

DueDil

London

Mike Laven, Chief executive

The Currency Cloud

London

Julian Lee, Chief executive

Erudine

London

Nektarios Liolios, Managing director

Startupbootcamp FinTech

London

Jeff Lynn, Co-founder and chief executive

Seedrs

London

Samad Masood, Programme director, FinTech Innovation Lab

Accenture

London

Christian Nentwich, Co-founder and chief executive

Duco

London

Sean Park, Founder and chairman

Anthemis Group

Geneva

Alastair Paterson, Co-founder

Digital Shadows

London

Mike Powell, Co-founder and partner

Thematic Captital

London

Matteo Rizzi, General partner

Venture Capital

Brussels

Samarth Shekhar, Founder and managing director

TechFluence, DACH

Frankfurt

Chris Skinner, Chairman

Financial Services Club

London

James Stickland, Director, innovation and investments

HSBC

London

Stu Taylor, Chief executive

Algomi

London

Alexis Thieriet, Managing director and founder

FTCL

London

Fabian Vandenreydt, Head of markets management

Innotribe and the Swift Institute

Brussels

Eric Van der Kleij, Chief executive

Level39

London

Simon Walker, Partner, Taylor Wessing, London

Taylor Wessing

London

Andrew White, Founder and chief executive

FundApps

London

Derek White, Chief design officer

Barclays

London

Kirk Wylie, Executive chairman of the board and co-founder

OpenGamma

London

Nasir Zubairi, Principal

New Buckland

London

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