Fintech is now the most popular sector among high-net-worth investors

Financial technology has now become the most popular sector among high-net-worth investors, according to an analysis by the direct private investment platform Capitama.

Nearly 70 per cent of high-net-worth and professional investors said they were interested in putting money into fintech opportunities, while 67 per cent said they were keen to see software and technology deals.

Investment in fintech has seen a significant rise in the UK, with news last year that money pouring into the sector from venture capitalists hit an all-time high at $1.8bn (£1.3bn), a rise of over 150 per cent on the year before.

Simon Ramery, co-founder and CEO at Capitama, said: Fintech is a sector that has seen huge growth in the past three years and evidence suggests it’s just the start. Our data shows that investors see real value in the companies operating in this space, and that they see a strong future for the UK fintech scene despite Brexit.”

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