Finance boffins

As specialists in financial services, we’ve got some of the brainiest boffins in the industry, including ex-bankers and ex-regulators who provide invaluable insight on the sector. We have an unbelievable amount of passion for the industry we operate within as we strive to offer our clients the latest insight or trend to watch out for.

Francesca Bliss

Francesca is an Account Manager at Cognito. She works on integrated communications strategies with clients in the asset management and financial regulation space. She was lucky enough to spend three months in the New York office where she developed a mild addiction to bagels.  When she isn’t speaking to journalists you will find her at a conference learning about the latest industry news. 

Oliver Mann

Oliver joined Cognito in 2016 with a background in media relations for major institutions and start-ups alike in the $5T a day foreign exchange markets and growing fintech sector. He regularly writes for clients on a host of subjects including fund management, venture capital trends, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as well as financial market regulation. Oliver … Continue reading Oliver Mann

Andrew Marshall

Andrew has led Cognito’s EMEA business for the last four years and advises a variety of clients across banking, capital markets, asset management and professional services. After ten years in investment banking at Schroders and Deutsche Bank, Andrew has spent the last two decades in financial communications at Fishburn Hedges and Hill & Knowlton. A fluent German speaker and local councillor for over 10 years, his experience and knowledge within financial services knows no bounds!

Lynn Begany

A Cognitian since 2017, Lynn is a Client Manager working on both PR and marketing accounts. Prior to this she spent 10 years at global investment banks including J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank in equity sales trading, covering US institutions trading EMEA markets. East London via Hopewell Junction (it’s ok – no one else knows it either) she earned her MA in Communication from Johns Hopkins University and holds dual US-UK citizenship.