The WIBF Tech Star Award celebrates outstanding contributions to FinTech or Digital within Financial Services. The shortlisted candidates, and overall winner, are recognised for their passion and innovation either through thought leadership or the leverage of technology to advance gender equality and move their organisation’s digital agenda forward.
As part of the FX and Inflation Strategy team at Barclays Investment Bank, Fenni collaborates closely with the business to develop quantitative strategies and analysis to help price and risk-manage large derivatives positions, and to innovate algorithmic strategies to help generate revenue.
During her time on the Cambridge Executive MBA programme, Fenni worked on several projects related to FinTech.
On the experience, Fenni says:
“A big highlight [of the Cambridge Executive MBA] was the Cambridge Phenomenon, which forms the massive resources and opportunities on offer. I was lucky enough to have collaborated with so many brilliant people with diverse backgrounds, fusing our expertise together to deliver high-standard projects catching the world’s challenges, particularly in FinTech.
“For example, I led an EMBA team on accomplishing a marketing project for an AI-based algorithmic trading analytic FinTech company. My EMBA thesis was a FinTech entrepreneurship project, building an innovative platform to provide user-friendly algorithmic trading analytics to retail investors, and a marketplace for algorithm developers to share and monetize their algorithms. The project was supervised by Jack Lang, co-founder and chair of Raspberry-Pi, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in Cambridge.”