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Chris Sier

Chairman, FinTech North

Dr Christopher Sier Chaired the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s panel investigating costs, fees and transparency in institutional investment, wrote the LGPS cost transparency standard and has worked with the World Bank, EIOPA, the Committee on Workers Capital and institutional investors around the world on the same subject. He is also Fintech Envoy for England for the UK Treasury and Chairman of Fintech North, the innovation community for the North of England. Combining these two worlds he is Chairman of ClearGlass, a technology platform that sits between asset managers and pension funds and operates a near-zero price model for the collection and analysis of pension fund cost data. In addition, Chris is Visiting Professor of Financial Technology at the University of Leeds and in the distant past he was a police officer in Edinburgh.

What do you envisage being the biggest development in FinTech in the next 5 years?

A move towards solving the large institutional challenges of complexity, intermediation, and inefficiency, and the risk and cost this introduces into capital markets

What do you enjoy doing in your time away from work?

More work. And Judo. But never at the same time.