#MeetFinTrU: Patrick Meighan talks about his career and professional journey back to Northern Ireland from London
TUESDAY 14 JANUARY 2020
As part of our #MeetFinTrU feature, we are sharing the stories of our employees who have made the move from London back to Northern Ireland to pursue a career at FinTrU.
Meet Patrick Meighan, Vice President within Compliance at FinTrU.
I am responsible for Compliance Delivery. I currently have oversight of a Compliance project for a Tier 1 Investment Bank that includes Compliance Control Room, Trade & Communication Surveillance, Compliance Reviews, MI reporting, and a Paralegal function.
What was your background before joining FinTrU?
Before FinTrU, I lived in London for eight years working as a Compliance Officer in Investment Banking. My job most recently before FinTrU was at Deutsche Bank where I was for six years and worked my way to become Head of EMEA Compliance Control Room. My education background is Law, studying at the University of Ulster and completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Chester.
Why did you decide to join FinTrU?
I decided to join FinTrU as it is an ambitious company with a fantastic culture. FinTrU appealed to me as it gives me the ability to work for Global Investment Banks whilst living locally to my friends and family. Before moving to FinTrU, awards such as ‘Best Company to Work For’ and ‘Fast Growth Business of the Year’, made it clear to me that I was joining a great company.
What do you enjoy most about working at FinTrU?
I enjoy the FinTrU culture along with being based in Belfast and working for an Investment Bank located in London. The people at FinTrU make for the brilliant culture. They are fantastic at engaging with each other and ensuring that we all make the most of the vast amount of opportunities and range of activities that FinTrU has to offer. FinTrU employees have set up many clubs and societies that create a great morale across the company. The culture plus rewarding client engagements make for a very enjoyable experience.
What advice would you give to someone considering making the move back to Northern Ireland from London?
Northern Ireland is a great place to come home to. The cities are thriving and are certainly much more cosmopolitan than I remember when I left. There is an array of fantastic bars, restaurants, shops, and events. Northern Ireland offers a great family and social life whilst allowing you to work at a similar level to what you enjoyed in London. It really is the best of both worlds.
How do you see the next 12 months for FinTrU?
The next 12 months at FinTrU are incredibly exciting as we continue to grow, not only in terms of employees but also clients and product areas. FinTrU’s ambition to scale into new product areas such as technology makes for an exciting period to be part of the FinTrU family.