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May 15, 2015

SIEPR Policy Forum: The Evolution of Finance

SIEPR Policy Forum: The Evolution of Finance

Silicon Valley is famous for producing startups that challenge traditional industries.   Attention is now squarely focused on finance, with a wave of "fin tech" startups.   Our Spring SIEPR Policy Forum will look at this fascinating mixture of money and technology.
Policy Forum
Location: 
SIEPR, Koret-Taube Conference Room 130

May 15, 2015

1:20pm to 2:15pm
Session I
Entrepreneurial Finance: The Venture View
Presenter(s) : 
Nick Shalek - Ribbit Capital
 
Ribbit Capital is a leading venture capital firm in financial technology.  Nick will provide an introduction to the entrepreneurial finance area, and the disruptive potential of merging new technologies into financial markets.
1:20pm to 2:15pm
Session II
Silicon Valley Meets Wall Street: Algorithmic Investing
Presenter(s) : 
Andy Rachleff - Chairman and Co-Founder, WealthFront
Jeff Maggioncalda - Co-Founder, CEO from 1997-2015, and Senior Advisor, Financial Engines
 
Moderator: 

John Shoven -  Charles Schwab Professor of Economics and Trione Director of SIEPR


Two of the leading companies using algorithmic investing to better serve investors will discuss their experiences from founding to "blue chip" status, and how pioneering finance research transforms into entrepreneurial success.

2:20pm to 3:00pm
Session III
Safe and Fair by Design: Making Financial Technology Serve Investors and Consumers
Presenter(s) : 
Mark Donohue, Cristie March, and Steve Buchholz, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Dan Aisen - IEX

IEX became famous as the "white knight" startup in the book Flashboys.  By algorithm design, IEX seeks to level the playing field for investors and high frequency traders.  Joining the discussion are lead members of the San Francisco office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, tasked with ensuring entrepreneurial finance companies are fair and transparent.  
3:00pm to 3:55pm
Session IV
New Opportunities: Financial Technology Startups
Presenter(s) : 
Robin Hood - Vladimir Tenev
Invoice2go - Brendan Kereiakes
CreditKarma - Rama Katkar
Venmo - Esther Jang
 
Entrepreneurs are challenging almost all aspects of traditional finance.  Join the discussion with some of the most exciting startups  creating new payment systems, consumer credit opportunities, and innovative brokerages.