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Alexandra Foster

Alexandra Foster

Head of insurance, finance, payments & post trade at BT
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Bio Responsible for the profit and loss, planning, development and implementation of the strategy and vision for BTs insurance, finance post-trade and payments sectors. Also head of industry initiatives and an expert and spokesperson for BT global banking, insurance and financial markets division. Career History A background of running trading floors in major investment banks (BNP Paribas, Instinet, ING Barings and Macquarie). A user, creator and provider of financial technology services.


Information Security

In their sights: Why some roles are now at greater risk of cyberattack

14 Oct 2020

Remote working has enabled the operational resilience of insurers while offering employees safety and greater flexibility in how they go about their job. But this comes with new cyber security threats. Insurance firms are at a crossroads as they assess their workplace strategies. The shift to remote working has been broadly successful and firms ar...

Trends in Financial Services

The year ahead for insurtech: transformation gathers speed

25 Jan 2018

As 2018 gets underway, it is time to reflect on the developments that have shaped the insurance sector over the past year and shed some light on predictions for the next twelve months. The technological innovation that has transformed insurance processes will gather speed in the coming year, leading increasing resources to be directed into the exp...

Innovation in Financial Services

The Digital Age of Insurance: Big Data Gets Bigger

28 Sep 2017

When you hear the word ‘tech’, it is unlikely your first thought would be ‘insurance.’ Yet over the last 12 months, the insurance industry has adopted the term ‘insurtech’ with gusto, bringing with it a new sense of potential, and perhaps even more importantly, an upsurge in funding. Investment in insurtech companies has sky-rocketed, with £218 m...