Flex and the City - Great leadership in financial services

Rachel Treece

Flex and the City is about bringing heart and soul back into financial services. Rachel Treece, CEO of fts global and The Henka Institute interviews some of the industries great leaders talks with them as human beings, their leadership style and asks them what is going to make financial services great again.

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This week on Flex and the City, we have the privilege to speak to the very kind, encouraging, inspiring Alan Chalmers, who leaves an incredible impression on people whenever he interacts with them.Alan, is the former publisher of Funds Europe and well known in the Financial Services industry with an incredible depth of knowledge about the industry.No wonder Alan is also a formidable entertainer with a love for excellent wine, good food and sharing this with wonderful people. We asked him who the six leaders are in the Financial Services Industry that he would love to entertain and although he did indicate the wine bill might be high he carefully selected these leaders, not only because of their formidable leadership but also their humanity.Welcome to our table: Yves Perrier,  Martin Gilbert, Anne Richards, Dame Elizabeth Corley, Massimo Tosato and Todd Ruppert. Come enjoy our dinner with us on FATC

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Nov 25

22 min 20 sec

If you work in financial services and you care for the clients the industry supports and the people it employs you have to listen to this podcast. If you lead in the industry and believe in ethics and morality at your core you have to listen to this podcast.I know you are busy and even a punchy podcast needs a moment. Take that moment. 🙏Andy Agathangelou is the founder of Transparency Task Force. I’ve met plenty of purpose driven people but no one as purpose driven as Andy. His sacrifice and generosity is the world’s gain.I am personally grateful and I know you will be too.Andy speaks with honesty, vulnerability and genuine compassion about the importance of Ethical Leadership in Financial Services and why we need so much more of it. Andy is one of the most influential thought leaders in the global financial services industry today. He brings global leaders together, harnesses their energy and ignites change. 

Oct 6

39 min 34 sec

Sandy is passionate about diversity and inclusion. In this episode, he throws down the gauntlet to challenge Financial Services to have the courage to change their recipe, to really achieve true inclusion.Stay tuned to find to find out what the Financial Service industry can learn from Sandy

Sep 20

27 min 28 sec

Flex and The City is back after a much needed summer holiday break.  Today on Flex and The City episode 32, we interview the data junkie herself,  Susanne Schartz , COO of SEQVOIA. 💪 Susanne Schartz is on a mission and is passionate about data and technology as the basis of business solutions that are driving growth. Stay tuned as we find out why Susanne believes data could be the new high for financial services.Thank you, Susanne 🙏 Our vision is to give financial services meaning and purpose through great Leadership.  #financialservices #assetmanagement #leadership #leader #inclusiveleadership

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Sep 6

18 min 24 sec

Today on Flex and The City episode 31, we interview the financial platform guru himself, Mark Polson. Mark is The Lang Cat Founder and CEO ( Chief Entertainment Officer ) An expert on all things platforms, pensions and investments. A prolific writer and public speaker, even when people ask him not to be. Pitched somewhere between a prepared talk and – quite possibly – improvised stand-up, Mark Polson delivers an excellent talk as he shares why financial services needs stop taking itself so seriously, allow people to be themselves and why financial services need to go on their own version of “Undercover Boss”.

Jul 20

27 min 30 sec

I’ve been doing Flex and the City for almost 2 years.This was the first time that I had tears in my eyes.Lynne Connolly is the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Standard Life Aberdeen. But before that Lynne is a mother, family member and human being.Lynne gave a great wake up call to the financial services industry where she says the pace of transformation is simply not happening fast enough.Her call to the industry and to human beings is “What are you waiting for?” If you have any interest in how diversity and inclusion can positively impact your organization and the industry you simply must listen.Thank you, Lynne, for your contribution, candor and compassion.

Jun 29

28 min 40 sec

This week on #Flexandthecity we get a chance to speak to Christian Pellis CEO of Amundi Deutschland.We think Christian has incredible energy of positivity, authentic nature, charisma, and legacy. His passion to leave a positive legacy in the financial services industry is clear and he reminds us all on how to enhance understanding of the financial services industry in order to reduce the fear of investing.We would love to know what words you would use to describe Christian and his Leadership style?Let us know in your comments below.👇Tune in to find out what financial services can learn from Christian and the passion he brings to the industry.#financialservices #assetmanager #leadership

Jun 16

20 min 11 sec

#flexandthecity is back today with episode 28 as we dig deep into the theme for today’s podcast:  Human Kind and the reasons why the financial services industry needs to be there for society. 🎙️🎙️  In a time of crisis, #leadership is not just important, it is vital! That is why I asked Denise Voss to join me on the Flex And The City podcast as I intuitively saw a leader who embodied a gentle persistence for improving financial education.  Denise Voss, Independent Director for Investment Funds and Chairwoman of LuxFlag, brings humility, vision, innovative thinking and above all has a deep appreciation for us as human beings in the deepest sense.  Tune in to find what financial services can learn from Denise and the passion she brings to the industry.  Thank you, Denise. 🙏 Our vision is to give financial services meaning and purpose through great Leadership.  #financialservices #assetmanagement #leadership #leader #inclusiveleadership

May 26

25 min 43 sec

FATC Vulnerability and the importance of balance and humour in financial services is the theme for today's #flexandthecity podcast. 🎙️🎙️ I love talking to great #leaders and exploring their different styles, the way in which they #connect with the troops and the way in which they engage in conversation. In a time of crisis, #leadership is not just important, it is vital! That is why I asked Robert Van Kerkhoff to join me on the Flex And The City podcast as I intuitively saw a leader stepping out of the old norm into a beautiful and effective new norm. Robert, MD BNP Security Services Luxembourg, Regional Head responsible for Luxembourg, Ireland and the Channel Islands brings humility, vision, innovative thinking and above all has a deep appreciation for us as human beings in the deepest sense.Thank you, Robert. 🙏 Flex and the City is about true Leadership in financial services and about sustainable transformation. Our vision is to give financial services meaning and purpose through great Leadership.

May 5

24 min 34 sec

We learn the importance of scaling the Financial Industry through Passion, Belief and Purpose.Tune in to find what financial services can learn from Jakob and the passion he brings to the industry. Flex and the City is about true Leadership in financial services and about sustainable transformation. Our vision is to give financial services meaning and purpose through great Leadership.#financialservices #leadership #assestmanagement

Apr 8

23 min 42 sec

Today, we interview David Bower, Global Head of Institutional Sales at FE Fundinfo.David is a man of great integrity, he grows the potential in others. He is Leader as a Coach.David brings enormous energy, positivity and optimism to the financial services industry and explains why purpose and a sustainable growth mindset is critical for the investment industry, as told by a farmer's son! I love talking to great leaders and exploring their different styles, the way in which they connect with the troops and the way in which they engage in conversation. Flex and the City is about true Leadership in financial services and about sustainable #transformation. Our vision is to give financial services meaning and #purpose through great Leadership. Tune in to find what financial services can learn from David and the passion he brings to the industry.#leadership #transformation #leader #growth #learning #financialservices #podcast #leadershipdevelopment #communication #coaching #leaders #connection #training #assetmanagment

Mar 25

29 min 58 sec

Julian is a man of great integrity, he grows the potential in others. He is a Leader as a Coach. We learn the importance of authentic Leadership in Financial Services; as reflected in his favorite classic malt. Tune in to find what financial services can learn from Julian and the passion he brings to the industry. Flex and the City is about true Leadership in financial services and about sustainable transformation. Our vision is to give financial services meaning and purpose through great Leadership.#financialservices #leadership #leaderascoach

Mar 3

20 min 45 sec