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Rosenblatt Forms Investment Banking Advisory Board

October 30, 2018

New York, NY, October 30, 2018. Rosenblatt Securities is pleased to announce that it has formed an Investment Banking Advisory Board. Comprised of a distinguished group of financial-technology and capital-markets industry leaders, the Advisory Board will help Rosenblatt’s well-respected banking team stay on top of cutting-edge industry developments, expand its network and source transactions. Current members include:  

• Tom Ascher: Executive Chairman, Quantitative Brokers; member of Centana Growth Partners Board of Advisors; former Chief Strategy Officer, International Securities Exchange and former Vice Chairman of the CBOE

• Christian Katz: Executive Chairman, Swiss Crypto Exchange, and Vice Chairman of Saxo Bank (Switzerland); former executive positions as CEO, SIX Swiss Exchange, Vice Chairman, Stoxx, and Chairman of FESE, the Federation of European Securities Exchanges

• Vivian Maese: Partner and Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Industry Group and FinTech Industry Group, Latham & Watkins; former Deputy General Counsel, Citigroup, and General Counsel, BIDS Trading; recently named Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and FinTech Trailblazer by The National Law Journal

• Akbar Poonawala, CFA: Co-Founder, Pivot Investment Partners, a late stage venture and growth equity-focused investment firm that invests in transformative fintech companies; former Head of Global Transaction Banking for the Americas, Deutsche Bank

• Neeraj Sahai: President & CEO, Jade Lion Capital; former President, Standard & Poor’s Ratings; former Head of Securities & Fund Services, Citigroup, and former board member of DTCC, CRISIL and ISSA

• Bill Stephenson: Founder & Partner, AIR Summit Holdings, which hosts a series of events focused on investment management technology; former Global Head of Trading, Franklin Templeton Investments

• Ray Tierney: President & COO, iSENTIUM; board member of several Fintech companies; former CEO, Bloomberg Tradebook

• Greg Tusar: Co-Founder and COO, Tagomi, an advisory firm focused on servicing the institutional space in the cryptocurrency markets; former Head of Client Market Making & Execution Services, KCG and Partner/Global Head of Electronic Trading at Goldman Sachs

“I have been a long-time fan of the Rosenblatt team, their expertise and the content that they produce," said new Advisory Board member Tom Ascher. Ascher added, "Rosenblatt’s Global Exchange Leader Conference and Financial Technologies Summit are must-attend events, and their market structure newsletters are terrific resources. With financial technology redefining markets and the businesses around them, Rosenblatt is highly attuned to the rapidly evolving landscape. I am excited to be working with them more closely in an advisory capacity, as Rosenblatt expands its commitment to serving the FinTech community.”

“Rosenblatt has been able to successfully build upon our deep domain expertise in market structure and exchanges to expand into other areas of FinTech,” said Vikas Shah, Rosenblatt’s Managing Director of FinTech Investment Banking. Shah added, “There’s a critical need in the marketplace for a middle-market M&A and capital-raising boutique that’s hyper-focused on FinTech. I’m looking forward to working with the Advisory Board and leveraging their collective expertise as we strive to deliver value-add to entrepreneurs, new entrants and incumbents alike within the FinTech ecosystem.”

About Rosenblatt Securities: Rosenblatt Securities is an independent institutional brokerage founded in 1979 and headquartered in New York. The firm represents clients on an agency-only basis in equities and ETFs. Rosenblatt is the largest broker by volume operating on the New York Stock Exchange floor. It also offers cutting-edge “upstairs” trading services, including both program and single-stock execution. The firm provides industry-leading execution analytics, market-structure analysis, consulting and investment-banking services to a wide variety of clients globally, including institutional investors, exchanges, government entities, technology companies, banks, brokers and proprietary-trading firms. Its growing equity research offering includes coverage of technology, media, and telecommunications (including fintech) and emerging, frontier and developed markets. Member NYSE, FINRA, SIPC. For more information, please go to www.rblt.com. For more information about Rosenblatt Securities Fintech Investment Banking practice please visit https://www.rblt.com/investment-banking.

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