Kwasi-Affum

Kwasi Affum

ABOUT KWASI AFFUM

Kwasi is Vice President of Impact Assessment in Group Strategy at Barclays. He is also the founder of FutureBanking, a FinTech Ecosystem aimed at changing the face of FinTech and make it more inclusive by helping underrepresented founders to access funding, employees to up-skill, and students to find opportunities. 

Kwasi also hosts The SlowMoney Podcast, where he speaks to fellow investors about their property investment strategies. 

Career-wise, over the last decade Kwasi has gained distinctive experience at several Tier 1 Investment Banks including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Deutsche Bank.

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IN THIS EPISODE WE COVER 

  •  How Kwasi made a complete career 180 from Biomedical Engineering to Banking, Finance and Economics! 
  •  How to be more financially savvy and different ways to invest
  • Kwasi’s various entrepreneurial ventures and why he wants to give back
 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

 

10 minutes onwards is focused around money! When Kwasi began to replace TV box sets with books, and started to pursue slow money instead of fast money, everything changed! Invest in yourself, invest in different areas and invest smartly! 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kwasi is looking for volunteers for upcoming FutureBanking events, get in touch with him!

 

TIMESTAMPS

1:53 : Intro 
2:10 : Bio
3:35 : Kwasi on the year of return 2019, Ghana

6:00 : Kwasi on his job
8:00 : Kwasi on his financial/investing ventures and how he started entrepreneurship
10:35 :Kwasi on his Ghanaian roots 

11:05 :Kwasi on how he got involved in finance and investment banking
14:00 : Future Banking
19:40 :The economy and negative interest rates
23:00 :Investing in Revolut and crowd funding
22:24  :Debt and investment
27:35  :Football Club Financial Engineering (The glazers, Man Utd)
29:00 :Jose Mourinho & Financial engineering at the Lowry Hotel
31:05 :Getting funded by Apple and Goldmans Sachs
35:00  :Why Slow Money over Fast Money
42:00 :Black Excellence ( Black Property Investing) Black history month 2019
42:30 :Kwasi’s 10 Money Commandments 
49:45 :Balancing full-time job with investing
55:00 :What ‘The Sound of Accra’ is to Kwasi

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