The 100 Year Start-up - Embracing Disruption in Financial Services
Future Decoded 2015
Barry Smart (CTO, Hymans Robertson) and Matthew Adams (Co-Founder, endjin) discuss how Hymans Robertson a market leading actuarial consultancy have realigned their business towards innovation, placing FinTech and the cloud at the heart of their offerings in the emerging API, Data, and App economies.
Most disruptive start-ups aren't building vertically integrated, full-stack solutions. They connect various pieces of the value chain using public APIs across social media, e-commerce, payment providers, supply chain and more, injecting their special sauce along the way to create new propositions. Hymans Robertson are applying this start-up culture to an established, market leading business.
Hymans Robertson was set up in Glasgow in 1921 and is one of the longest established independent firms of consultants and actuaries in the UK, have over 560 staff, including 64 partners, 16 of whom are Members (i.e. share-owning partners) who are all fully involved in the day-to-day management of the Firm.