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Autonomous Research appoints global head of fintech strategy

07 September 2016  |  2501 views  |  0 Source: Autonomous Research

Autonomous Research, a leading research firm focused on the financial services sector, announced today that Alexey (Lex) Sokolin has joined the group as Partner and Global Head of Fintech Strategy.

Drawing on his experience as an innovator, speaker and Fintech entrepreneur, Lex will deepen the firm's expertise in emerging technology and spearhead its mission to advise clients on the future of finance.

Lex joins Autonomous from Vanare, a digital wealth management platform where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of roboadvisor NestEgg Wealth, acquired by Vanare. He has been an investment banker at Deutsche Bank and a corporate strategist at Barclays Wealth/Lehman Brothers. Lex holds a B.A. from Amherst College, and a JD/MBA from Columbia University.

Lex, referred to widely as a "financial futurist," has been active in the venture community and has advised start-ups on growth and market strategy. He was recently named to the InvestmentNews "40 under 40" list of industry leaders and is one of ThinkAdvisor's IA25 influencers.

"Whether it's blockchain, artificial intelligence, or roboadvice, never has an understanding of technology been more crucial to understanding the future of finance," said Autonomous Deputy CEO Erick Davis. "Lex's guidance and perspectives will be central to our thought-leadership on the future of financial services around the globe."

"It is a privilege to join a partnership of experts as thoughtful and creative as the Autonomous team. I am impressed by the commitment of the firm to create original, actionable knowledge that helps clients," said Lex. "The world's global institutions rely on Autonomous as a trusted advisor in investment and strategy decisions, and I am excited to bring a Fintech franchise to market. We will help traditional firms leverage innovation in digital ledgers, online advice and artificial intelligence to benefit their customers, and enable emerging firms to understand the financial services landscape and commercialize brilliant ideas."

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