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Architectsof Change



Financial Platforms

On this episode

Nina is joined by two experts from leading financial platforms. Our guests explain the status quo and even dive into the ins-and-outs of correspondent banking to explain how far we’ve come. In this episode, we speak to Sarah Barslund Lauridsen, Head of Products & Solutions at Banking Circle and Dr. Markus Franke, Partner, Research, Economics and Stability at cLabs. They share thoughts on why platforms allow for innovative growth and solutions as well as discuss how they seek to create change within the often rigid walls of the financial services ecosystem. Together, they discuss everything from pen pals across continents to whether Elon Musk would be interested in the mission at Celo.


Dr. Markus Franke

Dr. Markus Franke

In his role as Partner, Research, Economics and Stability at cLabs, Markus is focused on platform economics and stability. He's been working at the intersection of finance, economics, and research for the past 15+ years at different institutions including J.P.Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Allianz Group, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Columbia Business School and HKUST. He holds a PhD in economics.

Sarah Barslund Lauridsen

Sarah Barslund Lauridsen

Sarah is the Head of Products & Solutions at Banking Circle, responsible for all aspects of product development at Banking Circle, from virtual banking offering, via digital platforms for customers to details of payment clearing. Her experience spans Analytics and Modeling roles and Digital Platforms at global banks such as Nordea, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs.

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