Alexander Lipton

Alexander Lipton

Technology Advisor

Alexander Lipton is a Technology Advisor for Sygnum. He is Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Sila, Partner at Numeraire Financial, Partner at Investimizer, Visiting Professor and Dean’s Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Connection Science Fellow at MIT. He sits on the Board of Directors of Sila and Zilliqa, and on the Advisory Boards of several organisations, including Clearmatics, Endor, Katalysen and UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies.

In 2016, he left Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served for ten years in various senior managerial roles including Quantitative Solutions Executive and Co-Head of the Global Quantitative Group. Earlier, he held senior managerial positions at Citadel Investment Group, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust. In parallel, Alex held several prestigious professorial appointments at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, NYU, Oxford University, Imperial College, and the University of Illinois. Before switching to finance, Alex was a Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois and a Consultant at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

In 2000, Alex was awarded the first ever Quant of the Year Award by Risk Magazine. Alex published eight books and more than a hundred scientific papers. His most recent book Financial Engineering – Selected Works of Alexander Lipton was published in May 2018. His subsequent book (with Adrien Treccani) Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers: Mathematics, Technology, and Economics was published in 2021.

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