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Rising Above: Newcomers chipping away at impostor syndrome

Posted by on 02 April 2024
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Many established individuals entering the wealth and investment management sector often find themselves contending with a surprising adversary – impostor syndrome. Venturing into an industry steeped in tradition and expertise, the burden of self-doubt can overshadow their confidence. Nevertheless, it is the introduction of new, diverse perspectives and concepts that holds the solution to the industry's progression. Deliberately welcoming these varied voices and modes of thinking is not merely an act of inclusivity; it is a strategic necessity that possesses the potential to transform the landscape of wealth management for the better.

Magui Santos Silva, a Software Engineer at Calastone, recently visited IMpower Studios in Monaco to share her initial impressions of IMpower. In her discussion, Magui emphasises the significance of initiatives like the Finding Your Voice programme, which chip away at the impostor syndrome she experienced leading up to IMpower. She also explores further steps that can be taken within the industry to embrace the diverse voices present in wealth management.

Under the spotlight: Magui Santos Silva

Magui is a Software Engineer for the Order Routing and Share Class Conversion products within Transaction Services at Calastone. She fully embraces the mission of finding innovative ways to automate and streamline the global funds marketplace with the intention of reducing frictional costs for the entire industry and investors.

Before joining Calastone in 2021, Magui spent 15 years working in management and policy roles within the higher education and the charity sectors.

Magui holds a BSc Economics and MA Politics from the University of Essex. She also has a graduate diploma in Law from BPP.

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