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The FinTech Capital Magazine | Harrington Starr

The FinTech Capital Magazine | Harrington Starr | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
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Brilliant magazine which is a must read with London's fintech leaders discussing fintech, investment, growth, diversity, technologu leadership and innovation. What are your thoughts? Would be great to discuss with you further.

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Is the tide turning? Women filled 60% of tech jobs created this year

Is the tide turning? Women filled 60% of tech jobs created this year | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
This is the first time women have represented a majority of new hires in the past decade, but it is also due to the fact that hires of men went down.
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The tech industry is attracting more females to positions than ever before and have represented a majority of hires in 2013. What have you found in your tech teams?

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Melissa St Hill's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:27 AM

This article goes hand-in-hand with the Harrington Starr white paper: Women In Technology - It will be interesting to see how things turn out in 2014 for future female hires into technology...

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Top London entrepreneurs tell us what government must do to stimulate enterprise

Top London entrepreneurs tell us what government must do to stimulate enterprise | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
Marking the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week
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London Loves Business looks at some city entrepeneurs insights into how we can encourage enterprise at how in these cases it has paid off. Toby Babb gives a view into autonomy and entrepeneurialism stemming from education. What are your thoughts?

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Cloud's Impact on the IT Industry

Cloud's Impact on the IT Industry | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
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Cloud is evolving businesses and the IT industry but what is its impact? What is your perspective? 

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The Big Battle: Manual vs Automated Testing

The Big Battle: Manual vs Automated Testing | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
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This article I have written compares the differences between manual and automation and offers up some points for discussion on which is preffered in the current market. What are your thoughts?

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August tips for Jobseekers

August tips for Jobseekers | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
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Some advise for jobseekers in the market that are interviewing or considering a career move. Any further questions please contact me directly on 020 300 22850 

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Dark magic: Rise of robot traders

Dark magic: Rise of robot traders | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
A new documentary for Radio 4 by Robert Peston examines how computers, not humans, do most of the trading on financial markets these days.
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Brilliant article highlighting the importance of technology in modern day trading activity and how moving forward it will become more technology driven.

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Dan Stewart's curator insight, July 22, 2013 4:46 AM

BBC highlighting the important role of technology in modern day trading.

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Traditional Financial Systems vs. the Cloud

Traditional Financial Systems vs. the Cloud | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
Traditional financial systems typically lack the analytic functionality to support the intelligence needs and speed of business most companies operate.

Via Nadia Edwards-Dashti
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Brilliant article on the push for cloud within finance. Is it a good move for companies or do you this traditional systems are the best way to continue?

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Nadia Edwards-Dashti's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:25 AM

Read from the Cloud Accounting Institute about the future of Financial systems and the importance of analysing fluid data.

Tom @ HStarr's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:39 AM

Cloud technology is definitely the future and this is a really interesting comparision between the two sides. 

Toby Babb - 0203 00 22 850's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:54 AM

A great article and interesting debate around the cloud. Come along to the "Finance in the Cloud" Meetup on July 15th to share ideas and network with the disruptors in the FS Tech cloud scene at the Cass Business School. http://www.meetup.com/newfinance/events/124041472/

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Apple v brokers: Tech giants to take on financial services industry

Apple v brokers: Tech giants to take on financial services industry | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
New reports suggest Apple and Google could be launching financial services products as soon as five years from now - but FBAA's Peter White argues it will have little impact on brokers

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The dominance of Apple and Google is continuing as they look to break into the financial sector with customised products. How receptive do you think the sector will be to the likes of Google and Apple entering the market?

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Tom @ HStarr's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:29 AM

This is the complete opposite end of the spectrum compared to the Fintech Start ups that we have recently seen in the market space. Given that large supermarkets such as Sainsburys and Tescos moved into the banking space is it surely only a matter of time before Apple and Google do as well?

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Big Data: What it Means to IT Managers

Big Data: What it Means to IT Managers | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
Big Data: yet another "game-changer" for IT pros. Learn all you can about Big Data to help your company mold a solid data management strategy.

Via Richard Twumasi
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Big Data shows its increasing prominence in the IT industry and need for IT  managers to develop their strategies moving forward.

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Does IT belong in the boardroom?

Does IT belong in the boardroom? | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
Today, every business is a technology business.

Via Richard Twumasi
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The debate continues on the importance of IT infiltrating the senior areas of the business and how it can impact or aid businesses.

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MTD's curator insight, June 17, 2013 8:19 AM

This is true but of course it's twofold - technology and ideas. This puts the CMO and others in prime position to understand and translate the needs of the business so that technology can work FOR the business' goals and strategy, not just be technology for technology's sake. 

Tom @ HStarr's comment, June 17, 2013 8:34 AM
It is far too common place seeing technology being implemented without a full understanding of how it can help the business but equally there are many examples of technology not being utilised at all.
Tom @ HStarr's comment, June 17, 2013 8:35 AM
Boards must strike a balance in order to maximise their returns. This is why it helps to have someone with a technical background sitting in the boardroom and helping to drive the decision making.
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Good News For Women In FinTech

Good News For Women In FinTech | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
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Exciting times for women in technology as females are really making their imprint in the market and salaries are moving upwards for them.

 

A great time to be in technology!

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The Real Reason Hadoop Is Such A Big Deal In Big Data

The Real Reason Hadoop Is Such A Big Deal In Big Data | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
Why has Hadoop been such a major force in the Big Data scene? What makes this software so damn special?
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The big elephant in the room- Anyone interested in OpenSource technologies. The continual popularity of Hadoop is expanding so get involved sooner rather than later.

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Half of British firms plan to hire next year, says CBI - Telegraph

Half of British firms plan to hire next year, says CBI  - Telegraph | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
Some 51pc of companies expect to create jobs over the next 12 months but almost half are not planning to offer pay rises above inflation.
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An exciting year ahead in 2014 for if you are looking to move jobs or looking to grow your business. Would love to discuss or advise on the market or best places to move or next steps in your business and career. 

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Big Data and Predictive Analytics - the Batman and Robin of the Data World.

Big Data and Predictive Analytics - the Batman and Robin of the Data World. | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
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An area lots have clients have spoken with me about is Big Data and Predictive Analytics becoming increasingly important as it's right hand man. What are your thoughts on how predictive data can impact businesses?

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Low Latency - The Race to Zero

Low Latency - The Race to Zero | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
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Tom Kemp's article explores the longevity of the low latency space and the future of what may come.

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Tech Giants Vs. Financial Services: Which would a Developer Choose?

Tech Giants Vs. Financial Services: Which would a Developer Choose? | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
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An area of interest as tech giants have really shaken up the financial technology sector and personally I think it will continue to change. Please check out my article, what are your thoughts on what a developer may choose?

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Home | Harrington Starr

Home | Harrington Starr | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
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We have launched our brand new Harrington Starr website. Please have a look through the site at our opportunities, hiring tips and market commentary which has just been released. Also, do not forget about our white papers and articles written by the team here. Lots to explore and any questions or interest in the market at current on the hiring or candidate side please do contact me.

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Harrington Starr is hiring

Harrington Starr is hiring | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
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Harrington Starr is expanding and we want to hear from people that espouse our values and want to really make a good career path in recruitment. It is an exciting time to join and you also have the opportunity to work with a great team!

Get in touch.

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Financial Services And Commodities Technology News - July 2013

Harrington Starr's monthly market commentary on the financial services and commodities technology sector covering market news, business & technology trends, ...
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Here is our July market commentary on the financial and commodities technologies sectors on trends and changes in the market this month. Enjoy!

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Superteams and Harrington Starr

Superteams and Harrington Starr | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
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Brilliant event today at The Ritz with Khoi Tu speaking about Superteams and drawing the synergies between teams like SAS, Rolling Stones and Formula 1. A great event and hope all that attended enjoyed themselves and have been left with some thoughts on how to improve their teams.

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Is Financial Services Innovation Dead?

Is Financial Services Innovation Dead? | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
Fear, regulation and tight budgets have reduced investment in IT innovation to unimaginable lows. Will technology innovation return to Wall Street?

Via Tom @ HStarr
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What is your opinion?

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Tom @ HStarr's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:36 AM

This is the case with some companies but it certainly isn't something that we've seen throughout the whole industry. Those companies who are investing in technology and who are driving innovation are the ones who are currently being successful. 

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Hiring Mistakes- Do not Freeze Out Your Team

Hiring Mistakes- Do not Freeze Out Your Team | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
We often picture the hiring process as a one-on-one kind of activity, with a manager facing the candidate across a table, and later making the final decision about who to bring on. But like nearly
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Good tip of the morning to teams and managers- listen. Listening is key in any business and will always pay off and grow teams when people feel on the same wavelength.

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Pre-Trade Risk Check - Launch from Tradeweb

Pre-Trade Risk Check - Launch from Tradeweb | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it
Tradeweb, a provider of fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, has launched an electronic credit checking facility that indicates whether a buy-side firm has sufficient collateral on hand to engage in a swaps transaction.

Via Elliot Parfitt
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Advancements with vendors mean that safer transactions will be occuring across the electonic trading markets.

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Harrington Starr's New Facebook Page

Harrington Starr's New Facebook Page | Finance and Insurance Technology | Scoop.it

We'd love you to visit and like our new facebook page for regular Harrington Starr news, market commentary, curation and insight in the financial services and commodities technology sector.


Via Toby Babb - 0203 00 22 850, Sarah Philby
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Add us on Facebook for more insight and market knowledge and guides for both candidates and clients.

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Tom @ HStarr's curator insight, May 31, 2013 4:41 AM

Take a look at how facebook page and use it to keep track of the latest news and information regarding technology jobs in the Financial Sector. 

Sarah Philby's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:26 AM

Part of our continuous efforts to make our social media as informative and easy to use.

Melissa St Hill's curator insight, June 3, 2013 8:11 AM

Harrington Starr have a great new facebook page - check it out! The new website is almost ready so keep a lookout for it...For further information give us a call on 0203 002 2850 - where the consultants are more than happy to speak with you