Mike Baliman

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Founder – London Fintech Podcast

Mike Baliman is founder and host of the London Fintech Podcast, which covers everything in the UK’s #newFS revolution from insurance to banking, from accelerators to lawyers and much more. Mike has over 30 years experience of FS in senior management roles – which included running fund management and he was the first global head of risk in the City. As an independent consultant for 18 years, Mike has worked on a wide variety of projects from regulation to business development to project turnaround for blue chip names. His core strength has been creating, strengthening and fixing organisations and projects.

Mike’s first job was in a tech start-up which went from 12 to 55 people in the two years. He created his own FinTech in 1998, developing a strategic management system and consultancy package which remains unique to this day – and which he successfully sold and implemented for leading banks CEOs/CFOs. Mike created the first banking Global Risk Function and went on to create the London Fintech Podcast. Mike has also written a seminal and highly influential series of articles on risk in Alternative Finance.