An Interview With Financier Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison worked for Barclays Bank for 20 years and left in 2017 after serving as head of Barclays Non-Core in London for three years. Currently, he lives in New York and studies a variety of topics related to finance while he helps raise his children. Harrison is married to Amy Nauiokas, the founder of investment firm Anthemis Group.

His academic degrees include a Master’s in Finance from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Warwick. While in school, he was fascinated by how ideas become reality in the business world, and, working as a derivatives trader out of college, he was able to observe the process firsthand.

A break from business

After winding down over a billion dollars worth of business that Barclays no longer wanted to be involved with, Harrison decided that he wanted to take a break from the business world. Accordingly, he’s been active as a stay-at-home-dad and has found that he is stimulated by the variety of tasks doing that entails.

He has not lost his keen interest in finance in general, however, and he enjoys talking to entrepreneurs about their projects. He is interested in how technology is affecting the world of finance, especially in the insurance industry.

Harrison reads widely, and a favorite novel of his is Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe. As far as non-fiction goes, a favorite work of his is The Road Ahead by Bill Gates.

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