The Next Wave in Fintech – Shaping the Capital Markets of Tomorrow, Today

On December 6th, Nasdaq hosted its first-ever event in Lviv, Ukraine, following the recent establishment of a new Nasdaq office in the city.  

The interactive event was designed to highlight the driving force behind changes in the financial services industry – technology. The session provided a unique opportunity to listen to the leaders in the FinTech space and gain insight into the latest innovations in the industry.

With over 100 attendees, the event drew in local developers, students, and technology enthusiasts willing to learn more about the latest FinTech innovations and how they are impacting capital markets. Topics delved into the latest technology trends in the FinTech space and how Nasdaq is integrating these into its current and future solutions, and its plans for expansion in Lviv. 

Valerie Bannert-Thurner, Head of Risk & Surveillance Solutions at Nasdaq, opened the session with a Welcome Keynote, which covered the key areas for FinTech growth and how Nasdaq is applying this to our own strategy – specifically in the risk and surveillance space. Valerie also shared her personal impressions from the first visit to the city of Lviv.

Taras Chaban, Head of Buy-side Solutions at Nasdaq, echoed the importance of technology in the risk and surveillance space in his session: Transformation of the Finance Industry: How Technology is Increasing Transparency and Efficiency. He discussed how behavioral analytics can enable financial services firms to gain more insight into risk profiles associated with market abuse.

Closing out the session, Myroslav Vus, who is the Head of Buy-Side Technology at Nasdaq, shared statistics on the amazing advances of technology since 1971, the year Nasdaq was established and to present day and discussed how these advances allow Nasdaq to address the challenges posed by its clients, regulators, and investors.
Nasdaq emergence in Lviv will be a positive signal for large foreign companies and will positively affect the growth of foreign investments.

Nasdaq – first electronic exchange in the world, started operating in February 1971, financial technology pioneer, a place where Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel and other greatest technology companies are listed.