From Fixed Income Sales to Fintech Unicorn: Graduate Advice from Global Head of Sales and Account Management at Symphony Craig Butterworth
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Before joining Symphony, Craig Butterworth amassed over 15 years worth of experience within Fixed Income Sales at prestigious banks such as Goldman Sachs & Nomura. It was within his time at Nomura where Craig's fascination within Fintech began.
Craig Butterworth is now the Global Head of Sales and Account Management at Symphony. Craig Butterworth is yet another interviewee who has demonstrated that coding skills are not necessary to become a success within Fintech.
Craig Butterworth joins Work in Fintech founder Matt Cheung and founder member Daniel Taiwo as they discuss Craig's career as well as important topics within Fintech.
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(00:36) - How Craig broke into the financial world
(4:52) - Why Craig left mainstream finance to join a Fintech
(7:58) - Craig's definition of Fintech
(10:31) - What Symphony do
(14:06) - How Symphony attracts high level clients
(15:10) - How COVID has impacted Symphony
(19:38) - Where Craig sees Fintech going in the next 3-5 years
(21:35) - What top skills students need to break into Fintech
(23:54) - How to build curiosity to work in Fintech
(26:20) - What advice would Craig give to his younger self