Demand for Fintech Roles Increases

19th January 2017

Posted In: WMB Careers

FEXCO – one of the world’s leading independent financial technology providers – has just launched Cantillon 2017, Ireland’s one-day, financial technology discussion forum.

This year’s theme is Building Borderless Business; Cantillon 2017, coordinated by IT Tralee, takes place on Thursday, 30th March in Tralee, Co. Kerry (birthplace of pioneering economist and event namesake Richard Cantillon). The event welcomes industry experts from companies including Indeed, SAP, VoxPro, Dell, EMC, Grant Thornton and FEXCO to lead discussion on the 3 key areas of: Digital Financial Technologies, Cyber Security and Digital Building Blocks.

MC’d by Miriam O’Callaghan, the conference aims to draw attention to the challenges and opportunities for Irish companies, both start up and established, in the area of fintech as well furthering the discussion around attracting the necessary talent to support this growing sector.

New research announced today by FEXCO and delivered in partnership with the world’s largest jobs site Indeed found that job seeker interest in fintech as a career has increased dramatically in the past six months in Ireland. In 2016, searches for jobs in fintech increased by 85% worldwide, a trend reflected in the Irish market with an increase of 90% in the past six months.  While on the employer side Ireland ranks second in demand for cyber security professionals, as measured by open roles versus searches, with Israel top of the list and the UK in third.

Speaking ahead of the conference, Ruth McCarthy CEO FEXCO Corporate Payments commented: “It’s clear both through the research we have carried out with Indeed and anecdotally from our day-to-day business experience that fintech presents a significant opportunity for the Irish economy – now more so than ever. The Brexit referendum result means that Ireland will be the only English speaking country remaining within the EU and we have the additional advantage of being part of the Euro zone. With over 80% of all fintech investment coming from the USA, this is a unique advantage we cannot squander.”

Cantillon 2017 in association with FEXCO will take place on Thursday, 30th March 2017 at The Rose Hotel in Tralee. For more information visit: