Smart trailblazers named in the Women in FinTech Powerlist

Female leaders and innovators that are transforming financial technology across a broad range of financial services roles.

Two Smart Pension trailblazers have been named in the 2018 Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist.

Chief corporate officer Claire Altman was named in the Senior Leaders category and programme director Kate Ross was featured in the Technology Professionals section of the awards, which saw women operating at the highest level in international fintech firms celebrated.

More than 1,200 women were nominated for the awards, with only 150 outstanding women making the final powerlist.

Andrew Evans, Smart Pension co-founder and CEO, said: “It’s fabulous to see our female colleagues celebrated for smashing the glass ceiling out of the park. Both Claire and Kate are respected and valuable members of the Smart Pension management team and they are integral to Smart’s success. This is great recognition of the important skills they bring to our business.

The Women in FinTech Awards aim to shine a spotlight on the female leaders and innovators that are transforming financial technology across a broad range of financial services roles.

Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance, the awards’ sponsor, said: "It is vital that the sector doesn’t just pay lip service to inclusion and diversity. We must now be geared more towards action and ensuring change actually happens.

About Smart

Smart is a global savings and investments technology platform provider. Co-founded in 2014 by Andrew Evans, Group CEO, and Will Wynne, Group MD, it is one of the UK's largest providers of workplace pensions. Its award-winning master trust, Smart Pension, is overseen by independent professional trustees.

In 2020 Smart Pension was named Master Trust Offering of the Year at the Pension Age Awards. Other awards include DC Master Trust of the Year, DC Innovation of the Year and Retirement Innovation of the Year in the 2019 UK Pensions Awards. Smart Pension was also named European Pension Fund of the Year 2019 in the European Pension Awards.

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), J.P. Morgan, Link Group, Natixis Investment Managers and Barclays are all investors in Smart.

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