Autonomous Research, a research firm whose body of work focuses on the financial services sector, has announced its newest senior appointment, securing Alexey (Lex) Sokolin as its newest partner and Global Head of Fintech Strategy, according to a company statement.
Mr. Sokolin joins Autonomous Research after a lengthy career in the fintech space, having held multiple senior level roles in recent years. He lands at the group from Vanare, a digital wealth management platform, where he worked as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) for nearly two years in New York.
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Additional stops also include stints as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of robo-advisor NestEgg Wealth, dating back to 2010, according to information made public on his Linkedin profile. In his new role, Mr. Sokolin will focus on broadening the group’s expertise in emerging technology, whereby leading a mandate to advise clients on the future of finance.
According to Autonomous Research’s Deputy CEO Erick Davis, in a recent statement on the appointment: “Whether it’s blockchain, artificial intelligence, or roboadvice, never has an understanding of technology been more crucial to understanding the future of finance. Lex’s guidance and perspectives will be central to our thought-leadership on the future of financial services around the globe.”
“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,” explained Mr. Sokolin in an accompanying statement.