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    My brother is currently working in Hong Kong to do with technology, and has recently warned me about the upcoming FinTech.

    Basically people believe that an automated program can predict investment for the future, taking into account past data and news. This means an experienced banker with a portfolio is less reliable.

    I am currently studying my first year of A-levels: Economics, Maths, Chemistry + Biology. I am excelling greatly in economics and my plans have been to become an investment banker / stock broker. I have become very stressed on my future career.

    Therefore do people recommend a career change for me or anything else??? I don't know what to do because I don't want to mess any opportunities for myself this early on
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    Whilst technology is becoming more sophisticated, there can be no substitute for a person with heaps and bounds of experience and common sense. Technology also isn't perfect - it can make errors, not take into consideration certain factors, or be susceptible to programming errors or viruses. There is someone who needs to monitor it or make up for areas that technology can't account for. I would see the program as an aid, not a replacement for investment bankers. If this is something you want to do as a career, I wouldn't let it deter you.
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    Thanks so much! It has definitely reassured me that finance could be a future possibility. As you can tell I was very anxious!

    (Original post by cheesecakelove)
    Whilst technology is becoming more sophisticated, there can be no substitute for a person with heaps and bounds of experience and common sense. Technology also isn't perfect - it can make errors, not take into consideration certain factors, or be susceptible to programming errors or viruses. There is someone who needs to monitor it or make up for areas that technology can't account for. I would see the program as an aid, not a replacement for investment bankers. If this is something you want to do as a career, I wouldn't let it deter you.
 
 
 
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