It is a project that she has been working on for several months and one in which she combines her passion for podcasts and experience in the world of finance. Solenne Niedercorn launches today the first episode of her brand new podcast series, Finscale. She gave us an exclusive interview between excitement, apprehension and the desire to share. Enjoy reading and listening.
by: Charles-Louis Machuron
featured: Solenne Niedercorn
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You are embarking on the adventure of Podcasts. What motivated you?
I’ve been working on this project for several months. First of all, I’m an avid podcaster. I even published a Medium article on the subject.
Podcasting is a great way to discover exciting topics and people in an easy and regular way.
I listen to a lot of shows on personal development, business, and tech when I run.
With my podcast series, I want to highlight innovation in a sector in which traditional players such as Banking, Insurance, Investment and newcomers in FinTech or InsureTech cohabit. It is exciting for me to experience the transformation of this industry on a daily basis.
What is your background?
I have a long history in Private Banking. I worked at UBS and then Lombard Odier, two Swiss players, where I held various positions: Portfolio Management, Project Management, Business Development, etc…
I then created my first company to market a SaaS (Software as a Service) in Luxembourg, allowing patients to book online appointments with doctors. This allowed me to enter an incubator and work on different “proof of concept” ideas. I finally launched a “MarketPlace” for buying and selling second-hand items: MyBraderie in 2017 and was then recruited by Finologee (Fin/RegTech) to work on the design and launch of its Digital Onboarding features. Since the end of last year, I have been working with financial institutions: Startups in Fintech or Large Groups to design products or develop new activities in a regulated environment.
Can you tell us more about Finscale and this first episode?
Finscale is the product of my passion for finance, innovation and podcasts. I want this podcast to highlight innovation in the broadest sense within the Finance industry. Not only technological innovation, but also changes in investment practices, such as goal based management and the changing business model.
There is so much to share on this subject. It’s very broad.
For the first episode, I invited Amélie Madinier, who runs the Hub@Luxembourg, the first village created by Crédit Agricole outside France. This network of accelerators accompanies “early stage” start-ups. I was particularly interested in understanding why a banking group decides to support startups in different regions of France. I wanted to understand the thinking behind it and how the network worked. Episodes #0 (Introduction) and #1 are available on the Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Deezer platforms as well as on the episode’s Podcastics site and the Finscale site.
Why did you choose the theme of finance and insurance and FinTech and InsurTech in particular?
Indeed, the subject is vast. This podcast is aimed at the Finance industry in general. It is a field in which I have been working for 15 years and one which I know well. Personally, I have worked in various jobs in the industry which have brought me into contact with many different players. There are a certain number of issues and challenges in the financial field that directly impact all players equally. I am convinced that this industry will evolve by giving more meaning to the way it addresses the needs of its clients and more fundamentally to adapt to the new social and economic paradigm of our societies.
That’s why for the second episode, I invited a Partner from RAISE Impact to talk to us about Impact Investing.
What do you expect from this new audio adventure?
I hope to bring quality information and added value to the listeners. I want them to question themselves about their job in order to move the industry forward to make more sense or to improve customer service.
You’re a big podcast consumer? Which ones do you recommend listening to at the moment?
* Generation Do it Yourself: Great classic
* Dans la tête d’un VC
– Personal development :
* The Lesson
* 2000 years of history
– Tim Ferriss
– Guy Kawasaki