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The Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce requests the pleasure of your company at a
Financial Services Forum Networking Evening

In conversation with

Michael Katchen
Chief Executive Officer

Michael Katchen won Entrepreneur of the Year at the Canadian Startup Awards in 2017,and was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40. He is the founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, Canada's fastest growing digital investing service operating in Canada, the US, and the UK. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, when visiting the company's HQ in May, stated: “Wealthsimple is an example of fintech at its finest. The success of this business hasturned heads all over the world.”

Join the Chamber as we host a fireside chat with Michael to discuss how he grew Wealthsimple into a leading fintech business managing $1bn for over 40,000 people and securing $100m in backing from Power Financial, what it takes to build a trusted brand, the challenges he has overcome and the opportunities for the future.

Tuesday 28 November 2017
Nova South, 9th Floor
160 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5LB
18:00 - 18:40   Welcome drinks and registration
18:45 - 19:45  Introductions, fireside chat & Q&A
19:45 - 20:30   Networking

Members: Free                                         Non Members: £25 inc. VAT

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About Michael Katchen

Michael Katchen is the CEO and co-founder of Wealthsimple, a leading online investing service operating in Canada, the US, and the UK. Wealthsimple launched in September 2014 and quickly established itself as a fintech leader in Canada, and in under 3 years, it has grown to manage over $1 billion for more than 40,000 people.

Prior to founding Wealthsimple, Michael led product and marketing at 1000memories, a Y Combinator startup that was acquired by Ancestry.com in 2012. Michael started his career at McKinsey & Company where he advised clients in finance and technology. 

Michael has been called an Industry Mover by the Financial Post, a Change Agent by Canadian Business magazine, and one of Toronto’s 50 most influential people by Toronto Life. He won Entrepreneur of the Year at the Canadian Startup Awards in 2017, is a winner of an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, and was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 by Caldwell Partners International. Michael is a member of the Canadian Business Council.

Wealthsimple in the UK

Wealthsimple combines the best of technology and human expertise to build diversified investment portfolios aimed at helping people reach their financial goals, whether they're long-time investors or starting out for the first time. With no minimum account size and low fees, Wealthsimple makes investing simple, accessible, affordable and personalised.

In September 2017, Wealthsimple launched in the UK marking the company's first international expansion beyond North America. The team in Europe is lead by Toby Triebel, Wealthsimple’s CEO Europe, who previously founded online lending platform Spotcap.




Event Properties

Event Date: 28 November 2017, 18.00
Event End Date: 28 November 2017, 20.30
Location Wealthsimple
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