Fintech Careers


12:00–1:00 p.m., 14 December 2017
Online, Global

CFA Institute

Featured Speakers: Shawn Rutter and Justin Zhen


This is a live webinar that takes place on Thursday, 14 December 2017 at 12 noon EDT. Convert to your time zone.

This webinar provides perspectives and insights into the current fintech ecosystem, including what it takes to transition to, and succeed as, investment professionals in fintech careers. Our panelists are Shawn Rutter and Justin Zhen. Rutter has nearly twenty years of experience recruiting in the fintech space and Zhen is a co-founder of the successful fintech start-up Thinknum.

Shawn Rutter is the managing director of Excelsior Search, a market-leading, niche search company, specializing in international executive search and recruitment solutions for financial technology (fintech), data, and research providers to the global capital markets and investment industry. He established Excelsior Search in 1999. Rutter brings nearly 20 years of recruitment expertise in capital markets and investment fintech sector and has conducted many international assignments, including the placement of candidates holding CFA and CIPM certifications. Previously, he worked for the international search firm MRI after serving for 7 years as a Commissioned Officer in the British Army. He is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University.

With a personal passion for the capital markets & investment fintech industry, he regularly contributes to both industry and career knowledge sharing, including by managing two LinkedIn groups he invites you to join:

FinTech Innovation for the Capital Markets, Asset & Wealth Management and Investment performance measurement, attribution and risk technologies.

Connect with Shawn on LinkedIn:

Follow on Twitter: @ExcelsiorSearch

Justin Zhen is a founder at Thinknum, a technology firm that provides alternative web data for investment firms. Thinknum has hundreds of institutional clients across hedge funds, investment banks and corporations. Previously, Justin worked as a quantitative analyst at a hedge fund after graduating from Princeton University with a degree in financial engineering.

Connect with Justin on LinkedIn:

Continuing Education for CFA Institute Members

Provide your CFA Institute ID number upon registration to facilitate the automatic entry of CE credit into your record at the close of this live webinar. You’ll receive an automatic notification to your email address on file once these credits have been entered into your record. Please allow 5-7 business days to receive your notification.

Credits · About the CE Program
1 CE (including 0 SER)

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