Interview | Stuart Marks, FinTrU
Stuart Marks moved to New York in the middle of a pandemic to lead FinTrU's expansion into the US market.
Founded in December 2013, FinTrU is a multi‐award winning RegTech company in the Financial Services sector that is committed to allowing local talent to work on the global stage with the largest International Investment Banks.
FinTrU works with clients to design technology-enabled solutions to help them meet their regulatory obligations in areas such as Legal, Risk, Compliance, KYC, Operations, Consultancy and Technology.
Clients are all global Investment Banks, based in North America, Europe and Asia, and the company employs over 700 people across Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, London and New York.
FinTrU provides technology-enabled solutions to clients to augment and support their existing internal functions. FinTrU is also a member of ISDA (International Swaps and Derivatives Association).
Whilst managed as a profit‐driven organisation, Darragh McCarthy, Founder & CEO also considers FinTrU as having a social purpose to create high‐quality professional employment. FinTrU cares deeply about its culture and places great focus on its company values of Partnership, Passion, People and Professionalism.
In December 2020, FinTrU was named as the 42nd fastest-growing company across the UK, and sole representative from Northern Ireland, in the Virgin Atlantic Sunday Times Fast Track 100 League Table. In March 2021, FinTrU was also named in the Financial Times - Europe’s Fastest-Growing Companies as the 483rd fastest-growing company in Europe and 75th out of 132 in the UK.
The US Expansion
We spoke to Stuart about his role in FinTrU and his experiences living in New York.
Interview | Stuart Marks, Head of Business Development FinTrU