51 episodes

A conversational and light-hearted look at all things topical in the Financial Services industry - insightful but not hard work!

Aquest Podcast Daniel Lawlor

    • Business

A conversational and light-hearted look at all things topical in the Financial Services industry - insightful but not hard work!

    Crypto Investor Evolution

    Crypto Investor Evolution

    Episode Notes
    In this episode of The Aquest Podcast, I'm joined by crypto educator Nick Aston of the Ashton Talks Crypto podcast. We chat about how the profile of crypto investors is shifting from millennials to more experienced investors seeking alternative asset classes. We also discuss how cryptocurrencies and digital assets are gaining credibility and what more needs to be done to win the trust of investors. Enjoy!

    • 35 min
    Accelerated Digital Transformation

    Accelerated Digital Transformation

    Episode Notes
    We've all been hearing about digital transformation in the FS industry for years now but has the COVID19 pandemic really accelerated this trend?

    For this episode of The Aquest Podcast, I'm joined by Alan Meaney to chat about this, about the 'build vs buy' question and whether ISO27001 certification is a pre-requisite for all FinTechs.

    We also discuss the return of Adminovate (one of my personal favourite conferences!) which will be back in Trinity College Dublin on 13 Jan 2022.

    Enjoy!

    • 30 min
    Recruitment: Current Trends

    Recruitment: Current Trends

    Episode Notes
    In this episode of The Aquest Podcast, I'm joined by Jennifer Cahill of Savvi Recruitment Consultants. With demand for talent high but availability not-so-much, we chat about current market trends, skills in particular demand and the impact this is having on salaries. We chat about how WFH during the Covid-19 Pandemic has accelerated employers' attitudes to workplace flexibility by 5 to 10 years. The impact of SEAR is also on the agenda. Enjoy!

    • 37 min
    Crypto Scams

    Crypto Scams

    Episode Notes
    With so much interest and attention being paid to cryptocurrencies and digital assets, I thought it would be interesting to look at the darker side of the crypto world - crypto scams. So for this episode of The Aquest Podcast I'm delighted to be joined by Erica Stanford, author of 'Crypto Wars - Faked deaths, missing billions and industry disruption'.

    We chat about the anatomy of a crypto scam, look at some case studies from her book and discuss the red flags that investors and advisors should look out for. Enjoy!

    • 40 min
    Risk Management for Fund Mancos

    Risk Management for Fund Mancos

    Episode Notes
    On this episode of the Aquest Podcast I'm joined by risk expert Dennis Slattery. We chat about best practices in risk management for Fund Mancos, how to succeed as a NextGen Fund Manco and the essential skills that risk professionals need to learn. Enjoy!

    • 36 min
    Cybersecurity for non-techies

    Cybersecurity for non-techies

    On this episode of The Aquest Podcast, I'm joined by cybersecurity expert Sam Glynn as we discuss the recent HSE cybersecurity breach and how financial services firms can avoid the same thing happening to them. Sam also has some advice on how the risk team and directors (i.e. non-techies!) can interact with IT and cyber experts and actually understand what is being said.

    We wrap up by chatting about the challenges faced by start-up RegTech and FinTech firms as they try to sell their wares to regulated financial services firms.

    Enjoy!

    • 39 min

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