Congratulations must go to our co-Founder Vanessa Vallely for being awarded in the Financial News Top 100 Rising Stars! This is not an easy List to be in and is open to all in the UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa. Her work for Aviva Investors and WeAreTheCity have not gone un noticed and deserves this award.
We would like to congratulate and we all feel very proud of her achievement.
This year’s FN100 Rising Stars list, our pick of the top 100 executives aged under 40 in European financial markets, has undergone a dramatic overhaul with only 12 stars keeping their places from last year. The sixth annual list reflects changes in the market, including a renewed focus on regulation, emerging markets, capital restructuring, and the increased importance of pensions funds as asset owners.
The top 100 includes more candidates than ever that are shaping new regulation and the industry’s response to it: more than a fifth have been working with regulators including the Financial Services Authority, the Bank of England and HM Treasury in the UK as well as various regulatory bodies in Brussels.
Emerging markets are a hot area for new talent, with a fifth of those making it on to the list either investing directly in, or ensuring they have exposure to, the high growth economies of the developing world.
Nearly a quarter of the FN100 Rising Stars work in asset management and a third in investment banking. Ten work for hedge funds, another 10 in private equity with the rest made up of wealth managers, lawyers, regulatory consultants and those working in market infrastructure.
All nominees had to be under 40, based in Europe, the Middle East or Africa and working in investment banking, asset management, hedge funds, private equity, wealth management, exchanges, trading or firms that support these sectors.