Graduate FinTech Jobs: From Wall St to Old St
Wall Street. A street representing centuries of financial activity in the city of New York. A street which is known across the world as the home of two of the largest stock exchanges. A street which was depicted through the life of Jordan Belfort in Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.
But in 2019 – there’s a new street in town and it’s this side of the Atlantic. Old Street.
For graduates coming out of university looking for roles in finance, there are now alternative options to the ‘more traditional’ graduate jobs - FinTech. A market that was once dominated by graduate schemes, ‘the big four’ and law firms, is being joined by tech start-ups as the London start-up scene continues to boom.
The arrival of Google and Facebook’s HQ in King’s Cross marked a significant change in the city’s perception, and now, a couple of years later, start-ups continue to raise millions of pounds as entrepreneurs look to disrupt traditional business sectors.
This has seen the emergence of FinTech and RegTech – financial technology and regulatory technology – with market leaders Revolut recently being valued at over $1.7billion. $1.7 billion for a company that was founded just three and half years ago.
Whilst Revolut may be different in that it is based out of London’s financial hub – Canary Wharf, Old Street and it’s infamous ‘Silicon Roundabout’ has become the home to some of the world’s biggest start-ups including Seeders, who enable online investing opportunities in the best new start-ups, Google for Start-ups Campus and the ever-growing WeWork.
Although Wall St remains a worldwide institution, as indeed does Canary Wharf, the tech scene based around Old Street continues to grow and continues to house some of the most disruptive start-ups London has to offer, making it an attractive proposition to graduates.
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