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Smith & Williamson agrees Innovate Finance partnership

Within the partnership, Smith and Williamson and Innovate Finance will collaborate on a ‘series of events’ and ‘thought-leadership insights’ for its members

Smith and Williamson has agreed a year-long partnership with Innovate Finance to provide its members with professional and financial services insights to help them “grow and develop” their businesses.

Innovate Finance is the independent industry body that represents and advances the global fintech community in the UK. Its mission is to “accelerate the UK’s leading role in the financial services sector by directly supporting the next generation of technology-led innovators”.

Within the partnership, Smith and Williamson and Innovate Finance will collaborate on a “series of events” and “thought-leadership insights” for members including findings from a survey on key fintech themes, including collaboration between start-ups and institutions.

The firm said the programme will build on its existing work with a “wide range” of fast-growth fintech businesses and their founders through to maturity, exit and beyond. Smith and Williamson’s offering combines investment management and professional services, which means it is “well placed” to develop deep relationships with businesses and their founders.

Tom Shave, head of Fintech at Smith and Williamson, said: “The partnership we have agreed with Innovate Finance will enable us to work with even more fintech firms and their founders. Innovate Finance has an unrivalled position in the fintech community and we look forward to working closely with the team and its members over the year ahead.”

Parveen Dhanda, Ecosystem director at Innovate Finance, added: “We are delighted to welcome Smith and Williamson into our membership community, and look forward to working with them to support our Fintech members on their scaling and partnership journeys.”

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