This is the conclusion of a new report on fintech jobs from the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), founded by Huy Nguyen Trieu, an ex-Citi managing director in macro structuring who left to specialize in fintech in 2017, and who has long advocated for ensuring you're employable outside big banks.
"The biggest risk for your finance career is complacency and falling behind," Nguyen Trieu told us earlier this year. "When you're working for a big bank you don't realize how quickly the world has moved on. You lose your job, and suddenly you find that your skills are totally outdated."
The CFTE report also found that most of the roles in fintech bear more resemblance to jobs at technology firms than to jobs at banks: 70% to 90% of fintech jobs are effectively tech jobs, they suggested.
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