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Introducing: AltFi’s new magazine The Financial Innovator

Starting next year The Financial Innovator will be published as a digestible bimonthly magazine from February onwards

The Financial Innovator October 2023


It’s my pleasure to introduce The Financial Innovator, AltFi’s new magazine dedicated to innovators and disruptors across Europe's financial services industry.

Our mission is to create an indispensable must-read for senior decision-makers in the fintech and challenger finance sector by showcasing the trailblazers paving the future of finance.

Our title not only celebrates ‘the financial innovators’ we profile but is also a tribute to you, our readers — each an innovator shaping the contours of tomorrow's financial landscape.

Every issue will delve deep into a distinct sub-sector, from digital banking and wealth management to emerging digital assets and transformative payment solutions, while also highlighting leadership insights and profiling pivotal players in the space.

For this pilot issue, we delve into the world of lending. Enjoy our interview with Rishi Khosla on shaping OakNorth's sustainable future and why Silicon Valley Bank’s sale was a mistake (p21). Tune into Funding Circle CEO, Lisa Jacobs, as she deciphers the realm of artificial intelligence (p14). And demystify industry lingo, like 'venture debt' (p12), with insights from Bootstrap Europe partner, Stephanie Heller.

Continue turning the pages to decode the confusing language of ethical lending (p19) with Whitni Thomas, head of corporate finance at Triodos Bank, and Laimonas Noreika, co-founder of agricultural lender HeavyFinance. Get a grip on the impact of consumer duty (p24) with Zilch chief risk officer Desmond McNamara and ShieldPay head of compliance Scott Newby.

Plus, just a few weeks ago, we launched the AltFi Fintech Index. This definitive index tracks the performance of c.60 publicly listed fintech companies and we believe gives the best market proxy available for the performance of fintech as a sector. Dive deep into it online or flip to p28 to see the year-to-date performance (25.9 per cent!), top 10 risers and fallers and a look at the best and worst-performing constituents.

Now if, by chance, your eyebrows raised in scepticism upon hearing about The Financial Innovator, I trust we've begun to convert that curiosity into conviction. And rest assured, the best is yet to come inside the mag.

Next year The Financial Innovator will be published as a digestible bimonthly magazine starting in February. You can choose to receive a digital copy sent directly to your inbox, download a copy from AltFi.com or pick up a physical copy at our biggest events.

As with all new ventures, your feedback is our compass. I’m eager to hear your thoughts, so reach out to me directly and let me know what you think at Oliver@AltFi.com

Here's to the pioneers, the disruptors, and the financial innovators – enjoy!

Download The Financial Innovator (October 2023) today.

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