Is it a Chain that Rules or a Chain-Chain-Chain of Fools? We speak of Blockchain. In Episode 95, Lex Sokolin, Global Director of Fintech Strategy for Autonomous Research, and Chris Cahill of Financial Poise Radio discuss what blockchain is, what problems it may address (re settlement of transactions, smart contracts, and even land records reform) and the threat to it of hackery.
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About Alexey Sokolin
leading research firm for the financial sector. His mission is to help the industry serve clients better by understanding innovations like wearable technology, machine learning, bitcoin, ethereum and the blockchain, and crowd-sourced asset management. Lex has been referred to by WealthManagement.com as the "financial futurist", and was selected for the InvestmentNews "40 under 40" and ThinkAdvisor's "IA25" lists of influencers in the investent industry.
Previously, Lex was the Chief Operating Officer of digital wealth management platform Vanare, and CEO and Founder of pioneering roboadvisor NestEgg Wealth (acquired by Vanare). Additionally, Lex was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank, and a member of the strategy team at Barclays Wealth (formerly Lehman Brothers Investment Management). He is active in the early-stage community, and advises startups on growth and market strategy.
Lex received a B.A. in Economics and Law from Amherst College, an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also holds a Certificate in International Relations from the Five College Consortium, and a Certificate in Digital Production and New Media Studies from Middlebury College.
How do you give home owners in financial distress a way to relieve their mortgage woes? Jorge Newbery, Founder and CEO of American Homeowner Preservation, has some great options. In Episode 95 of Financial Poise Radio, he discusses many under-utilized methods that benefit both borrower and lender with host, Chris Cahill.
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About Jorge Newbery
Jorge P. Newbery is on a mission to help Americans crushed by unaffordable debts.
Jorge P. Newbery is Founder and CEO of American Homeowner Preservation LLC, which crowdfunds the purchase of nonperforming mortgages from banks at big discounts, then shares the discounts with struggling homeowners. A 2004 natural disaster triggered the financial collapse of Newbery's former business, leaving him with $26 million in debts he could not pay. Newbery rebuilt himself through AHP, sharing what he learned from his challenges to help families at risk of foreclosure stay in their homes.
In episode 93 of Financial Poise Radio, our Chris Cahill and Avi Levine, of Star Funding, Inc., discuss out-of-the-box ways to finance production of goods when the customer needs them.
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About Avi Levine
Avi specializes in finance operations and business development for manufacturers, distributors, and other wholesale organizations. Coming from roles within top brands and lifestyle companies Avi understands the dynamic wholesale trade industry inside and out. When he is not funding businesses for growth you will find him enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two beautiful daughters. Avi is currently working with STAR Funding, a leader in Purchase Order Funding to help expand their portfolio of domestic manufacturers and distributors.
Entrepreneurs look to Avi to provide creative funding solutions for working capital and growth funding. Avi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.