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The Benzinga Global Fintech Award Finalists That Are Leveling The Playing Field


The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards are a yearly showcase of the greatest advances in fintech from leaders and visionaries in the worlds of finance and technology. This year, we have executives, developers and innovators from the likes of Facebook, Amazon, IBM, JP Morgan, Zelle, TD Ameritrade, TradeStation, Fidelity and so many more attending the Oscars of Fintech.

The BZ Awards are half party, half business development bonanza—they’re a rare chance to meet and network with everyone in finance from CNBC’s Josh Brown to the head of financial services at Facebook to the heads of trading at every major brokerage.

To offer more clarity on who is competing for the prize of most innovative in each category, Benzinga is breaking out the finalists in each category and offering more information about what they do.

The finalists for the Leveling the Playing Field category are:

CEO: Hemal Mehta
Description: AtomInvest provides a global alternative investment platform providing users access to leading private equity, venture capital and hedge fund investments.

CEO: Eric and Wendy Nissan
Description: DIY.FUND helps investors create and maintain a portfolio based on Modern Portfolio Theory ("MPT"), which is the framework for combining uncorrelated assets to generate the highest returns possible at a given level of risk.


CEO: Roman Zhukov

Description: ETNA is a white label online trading platform for brokers and fintech firms.

CEO: Luis Fernandez
Description: gradement offers access to proprietary ratings and financial statements for 25,000 public companies worldwide. This easy to use ratings encapsulates all the accounting complexities of the financial statements in a single numerical value that varies from 0 to 10.

Halo Investing
CEO: Biju Kulathakal
Description: Halo Investing is the first independent multi-issuer platform for the investment product, Structure Notes. Structured Notes are a $400 billion market in the United States and typically issued by Financial Institutions to provide exposure to the performance of the underlying asset-often a stock, index, or ETF-which includes a buffer against market fluctuations on the downside.

CEO: Bernard Lee
Decsription: HedgeSPA is democratizing access to advanced investment analytics.

CEO: Haowen Lin
Decsription: KloudTrader specializes in providing algorithmic trading opportuntities for non programmers.

CEO: Martin Froehler
DecsriptionQuantiacs is known as "The Marketplace For Algorithmic Trading Systems."

CEO: Jeff Kelisky
DecsriptionSeedrs is an online platform for investing in the equity of start-ups and other growth companies and has been named the most active investor in private companies in the UK. It allows all types of investors to invest as little or as much as they like (from £10) in businesses they believe in and share in their success.

CEO: Avi Lele
DecsriptionFractional share brokerage that is democratizing the stock market by making it easy for beginners of all ages to own a piece of their favorite companies.

StockTwits, Inc.
CEO: Ian Rosen
DecsriptionStockTwits is a real-time financial communications platform for the financial and investing community.

Swell Investing
CEO: Dave Fanger
Decsription: Swell Investing is an online impact investing platform that helps people invest in portfolios of companies solving major global challenges.

UpperRoom Technology

CEO: Matthew Kee
DecsriptionUpperRoom Technology develops software that solves unaddressed problems in the bond market.

Posted-In: Benzinga Global Fintech AwardsFintech


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