ONE POSSIBILITY IS THAT IT COULD BE CONVERTED TO SHOW ON THE FOREX WITH CLS TECHNOLOGY BUT I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED TO SEE SEVERAL COUNTRIES COME ONLINE SOON WITH THEIR DIGITAL REALITY!
UNDERSTAND THAT MOVING MONEY ELECTRONICALLY DOESN'T MEAN DIGITAL!
THIS IS A DIFFERENT FORM OF ELECTRONIC CURRENCY THAT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH TRADITIONAL METHODS.
THE DIGITAL IS ON A BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM. SOME OF THE NEW CREDIT CARDS FUNCTION WITH THE SWIPE, (OLD TECH), AND THE CHIP WHICH IS DIGITAL! DOC
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IEX Strengthens Management Team with New Head of Listings
NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IEX, the Investors Exchange, announced that Sara Furber, previously Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, has joined the company as Head of Listings. In this role, she will lead IEX's effort to launch the first ever buyside-backed listings exchange for U.S. companies, establishing the only listings alternative for corporate clients without the conflicts of rebates, co-location and proprietary data revenue streams.
"From our technology to our pricing, IEX is designed from the ground up to align our interests with those of long-term investors, who make fundamental decisions to buy or sell shares in companies," said Brad Katsuyama, co-founder and CEO of IEX. "Listing on IEX is a differentiating way for companies to demonstrate alignment with their shareholders," he added.
Ms. Furber brings tremendous experience and leadership to IEX with nearly 20 years in financial services across wealth management, investment management and investment banking. Prior to joining IEX, she was a member of Morgan Stanley's Management Committee and responsible for driving digital innovation within Wealth Management. During her tenure at Morgan Stanley, she served in a number of senior executive roles including Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley Investment Management's long-only business.
Ms. Furber started her career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and was Head of Investor Relations for Merrill during the credit crisis in 2007-2008, through its merger with Bank of America. Post-merger, she served as Chief Operating Officer for Global Corporate and Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
"Sara Furber is a sterling addition to an already talented team of experts at IEX," said Jeff Sonnenfeld, the Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Programs at Yale School of Management and a member of the Investors Exchange Board of Directors. "There are few executives that I know of who combine an engineering, investment banking, asset management, and investor relations background, which makes her a unique fit to work with corporate executives to navigate the new complexities of the stock market and understand how IEX has set out to simplify them for the greater good. Sara's character as a bright, honest, collaborative leader will inspire many business leaders to partner with IEX, the next generation of stock exchanges," he added.
"I am excited to be joining IEX at such an impactful time in its development and in the industry. IEX is unique among today's exchanges and I look forward to being part of a team that is dedicated to prioritizing issuers and investors" said Ms. Furber.
Ms. Furber will report to IEX CEO Brad Katsuyama. IEX is targeting 2017 to establish its listings platform and to debut the initial class of IEX Founding Issuers.
IEX is the Investors Exchange: a fair, simple, and transparent stock exchange that believes every investor is entitled to the same right to trade on equal terms, on every single trade. As the first new U.S. exchange in more than six years, IEX is on a mission to level the playing field by eliminating unfair advantages from the markets.
We are an exchange that believes markets should reward smarter, not faster.
As of September 2nd, 2016, IEX has been fully operational as a national securities exchange trading all U.S. National Market System stocks and ETPs. IEX matches over 100 million shares daily with a notional value of over $5 billion and set a new market share record in October.
BACKDOC: THE BIG PUSH HERE IS LIST COMPANIES THAT WILL BE NEW GLOBAL LEADERS FIRST! THE REST WILL FOLLOW LIKE DUCKLINGS FOLLOWING MAMA QUACK! BAAA HAAA DOC IMO
Thunderhawk: IEX hires Morgan Stanley exec to lead listings unit
New York-based IEX has hired Sarah Furber as its first head of listings, the company said in a statement on November 14.
Furber joins from Morgan Stanley, where she was a managing director and held senior roles including chief operating officer of its wealth management business. She was previously at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where her roles included COO for global corporate and investment banking.
She will report to IEX's chief executive Brad Katsuyama, who added IEX planned to establish a listings platform in 2017.
Katsuyama said in a statement that "listing on IEX is a differentiating way for companies to demonstrate alignment with their shareholders".
Katsuyama and former colleagues from RBC Capital Markets founded IEX in 2012 to help level the playing field for long-only investors. The exchange, which gained attention in Michael Lewis's 2014 book Flash Boys, launched as an alternative trading venue for US equities with several unique features. These included a flat fee for both sides of a trade and an inbuilt speed bump that slows down incoming orders to defeat the latency arbitrage strategies employed by some trading firms.
The group is backed solely by buyside and private equity firms and has achieved a market share of over 2% in the US.
In September 2016, it became a fully-fledged exchange group – the first new US exchange in more than six years. That status brought with it the ability to list companies and take on Nasdaq and NYSE in another of their core businesses.
Speaking at a London conference in September 2015, Katsuyama said "the goal for us is not the quantity of companies that list on IEX, it is the quality of companies that will list".
Thunderhawk: Family do you remember a year ago when we shared with you the ABS show in Los Vegas. Well take a gander at this...Doc what say you
BACKDOC: HEE HEE REMEMBER WE TOLD YOU THAT FINTECH PAYMENT SYSTEMS WORK AND CONNECT TO NODES. NODES CONNECT TO HUBS! HUBS ARE USUALLY A MAJOR COUNTRY OR REGIONS IN A COUNTRY!
HERE WE SEE OZ LEADING THE WAY INTO THE NEW REALITY! GET UP TO SPEED ON WHAT WE SHARE BECAUSE ITS HAPPENING BEFORE OUR EYES!
AS YOU CAN SEE IT WILL GO FROM PAYMENT SYSTEMS TO REGULATIONS AND INSURANCE PRODUCTS! THE NEW ASSET-BACKED REALITY IS STARTING TO PEEL AWAY LIKE AN OINION PEEL, LAYER AFTER LAYER! DOC IMO
Thunderhawk: MAS and ABS Kick off Inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival
The very first Singapore Fintech Festival kicked off today with important support from the Singapore government. Both the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) partnered on launching the inaugural event. The week long Fintech gathering expects to have 11,000 participants from 50 different countries making it one of the largest Fintech events of its kind and a first in Asia.
Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, MAS, commented on the Festival;
“Standing on the cusp of financial technology transformation, the Singapore Fintech Festival is an important initiative that allows us to bring the global FinTech community together. The Festival will foster the thriving Fintech ecosystem in Singapore and beyond, as we strive towards establishing Singapore as a Smart Financial Centre and a world-class Fintech hub.”
The Singapore government has targeted Fintech development as strategic to the country and very important for their economy. The conference will address all areas of Fintech including Regtech and Insurtech and will also include a “Global FinTech Hackcelerator” and FinTech Awards.
The event begins today with the island-wide Innovation Lab Crawl, where more than 20 innovation labs across Singapore will demonstrate their solutions and offer visitors a glimpse into the future of finance.
The Hackcelerator Demo Day on 15 November will be a showcase of market-ready Fintech solutions, developed by 20 teams selected from amongst more than 650 global submissions, to solve specific problem statements solicited from the financial industry. The Fintech Awards on 17 November will recognize innovative Fintech solutions that have been implemented by Fintech companies, financial institutions, and technology companies.
Over 100 financial executives, venture capitalists and market specialists from leading financial institutions and Fintech companies, who will speak on global Fintech trends, latest technologies, market-ready and future solutions, financial regulations, and technology risk.
“ABS is pleased to partner MAS in the Fintech Festival, which is the first of its kind globally. The Festival offers a conducive environment for the Fintech community to connect, exchange ideas and preview what the future holds for the financial industry, and the possibilities and opportunities that await us,” said Ong-Ang Ai Boon, ABS Director. “Fintech is the way forward and we are delighted that the Festival will create new value and position Singapore as a future-ready financial centre.”