Lykke Joins FX Factor – London Summit 2016’s Institutional Product Pitch

The blockchain start-up will compete with BestX, Cappitech, Star Hat and Fonetic for a Finance Magnates Award.

Blockchain technology has recently been attracting the attention of all serious capital markets players who need to stay on the cutting edge of innovation or risk being left behind. At the upcoming Finance Magnates London Summit, attendees will be able to see a leading example of how the revolutionary technology will be applied to institutional FX.

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Lykke – a Swiss fintech company which recently crowd-raised $1 million to apply for broker and trading facility licenses in Europe, Asia and North America – will be taking part in the FX Factor, the London Summit 2016’s Institutional Product Pitch. Created by Richard Olsen, a co-founder and former CEO of OANDA, Lykke wishes to transform the way trading is done all along the value chain.

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Demetrios Zamboglou, CBDO, Lykke Group
Demetrios Zamboglou, CBDO, Lykke Group

Representing Lykke at the FX Factor will be Demetrios Zamboglou, Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO), Lykke Group of Companies. He is an award-winning FX executive with over nine years of international experience. Demetrios is also a Candidate PhD in Behavioural Finance from King’s College London.

The blockchain start-up will face tough competition from four other impressive firms for the Finance Magnates Award.


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Star Hat Solutions

An IT firm rooted deeply within the City of London. Each partner has literally decades of fintech experience, from helping startups become SME’s through to global leaders. Finance Magnates spoke with Chris Ward, CEO of Star Hat Solutions, who gave his perspective on a number of issues currently enveloping the financial services industry.

Cappitech Regulation

Using technology to make transaction reporting easier to handle and cost effective. Capptivate, is their cross-regulation reporting hub platform. Available for EMIR, MiFID I&II, Dodd-Frank and ASIC transaction reporting guidelines, Capptivate is an end-to-end platform for automating compliance. In its latest preview, Ron Finberg, Business Development Manager at Cappitech, explains his role in the industry and his current vantage point of the overall market.

Pete Eggleston, Co-Founder and Director, BestX Ltd
Pete Eggleston, Co-Founder and Director, BestX Ltd


A software company providing independent analytics that enable clients to define, achieve and demonstrate best execution. They are the only truly independent technology provider in this space, with a simple fee based model removing any conflict of interest that arises from being affiliated to an execution venue. Their clients are asset managers, banks, non-bank liquidity providers and market data/trade allocation platforms.

The process and judges

The FX Factor product pitch will be held on November 14th. Each speaker will get five minutes to present his firm’s innovation. As an attendee you too can have your say and affect the result of the event, as the vote of the distinguished panel of judges gets 70% and the audience gets 30% of the final vote.

Paul Houston, CME Group, Global Head of FX
Paul Houston, CME Group, Global Head of FX

Presiding as judges for the competition will be: Glenn Stevens, GAIN Capital, CEO; Lee Sanders, AXA Investment Managers, Head of FX and FI dealing; Eddie Tofpik, Head of FX at ADM ISI, Mark Barnes, Giving What We Can; and Paul Houston, CME Group, Global Head of FX.

The award for the Most Outstanding Institutional FX Product will be given November 15th, at the Summit’s concluding ceremony.

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