202. David Semmens of Cadro – Riding the Fintech Wave of More Interactivity and Personalization

David Semmens is Chief Investment Officer at Cadro and an External Investment Committee Member at Wealthify where he was previously CIO. He holds additional Investment Committee and advisory roles and is an adjunct lecturer at Heriot-Watt University.

Our conversation starts with David’s path into the world of investment which took him around various European cities and ultimately to Edinburgh where he decided to settle. We speak about the impact of Fintech on the way that wealth is managed and discuss its disruptive nature as well as the focus on dynamism and change. This is a significant shift from the older, more static, approach to managing money towards a more personalized and interactive approach.

We trace the beginning of this interactivity to ESG and sustainable investing trends and now examine how it is becoming more widespread. We return to the concept of communication and how key that is to get ideas across.

Series 3 of the 2023 Fiftyfaces Podcast is supported by Eagle Point Credit Management. Eagle Point Credit Management is a specialist investment manager principally focused on income-oriented credit investments in niche and inefficient markets. Founded by Thomas Majewski in partnership with Stone Point Capital in 2012, Eagle Point currently manages over $7.8 billion in AUM. Investment strategies pursued by the firm include collateralized loan obligations (“CLOs”), portfolio debt securities, and other opportunities across the credit universe. Currently, they believe that Eagle Point is the largest investor in CLO equity in the world and one of the largest non-bank lenders focused on providing financing solutions to credit funds. Learn more about Eagle Point at http://eaglepointcredit.com/