Schools are Providing Specialist Courses to Fill Tech Need in Finance

There is a growing need all across the financial services landscape for top tech talent and now colleges are offering specialist courses to help fill the gap; the Haas School of Business at University of California Berkeley had to add a second program recently due to interest from students; the university started a course focused on mathematical, statistical and computer science skills to succeed in modern financial markets back in 2001; of the most recent 67 students 65 received job offers, 39 percent asset management, 29 percent investment banking, 14 percent fintech and 9 percent hedge funds; even though the world is getting more automated you need the right human talent to engineer the algorithm in the first place. Source

Todd is the Chief Product Officer of LendIt Fintech.

He is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists.

He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences.

He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.

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