Henry Harrison Talks Bringing Ideas To Life

Harry Harrison headed Barclays Non-Core from 2014 to 2017 and has been with the company that is based in London for more than 2 decades. Current, Henry Harrison lives in New York with his wife, Amy Nauiokas. She is the Anthemis Groups president and founder, a company that deals in advisory and digital financial services. He received his education at the University of Warwick and the University of Cambridge and holds both a bachelor’s degree in Economics as well as a Master’s in Philosophy.

The idea for his company came from wanting to know how companies worked and how their ideas and business models went into practice after just being a theory. Henry Harrison also wanted to know how these companies interacted with the markets functionality on a macroeconomic as level. He knew early on in his formal education that he wanted to go into finances and has spent several years working as a derivatives trader before managing teams involving trading traders and fixed income sales.

In order to bring his ideas to life, Henry Harrison says that he relies on collaboration, humility, and diversity. The ideas that are being implemented are only as strong as the team that is working on them, which is why these characteristics are so important when it comes to everyone that is involved with a project. He has found that in some cases, it requires the work of more than one institution to bring some of the bigger ideas to life. He learned this while working at Barclays and believes that there were times he fell short.