"I think that Switzerland and Singapore are uniquely positioned to become world leaders in financial applications of DLT due to their outstanding technical expertise and long experience and strong expertise in financial services. In addition, regulatory frameworks in both countries are somewhat similar and innovation friendly."
Prof. Alexander Lipton is the Founder & CEO of Stronghold Labs, Co-Founder of Sila and Co-Founder of Distilled Analytics. He furthermore is a Partner of Numeraire Financial, Connection Science Fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Visiting Professor of the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Formerly, he was Co-Head of the Global Quantitative Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Earlier, he held senior managerial positions at Citadel Investment Group, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Bankers Trust. In parallel, Alexander Lipton held several academic appointments at New York University (NYC), Oxford University, Imperial College, and the University of Illinois. Before switching to finance, Alexander Lipton was a Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois. In 2000, he was awarded the first ever Quant of the Year Award by Risk Magazine. He published eight books and more than a hundred scientific papers. He holds a Master of Science in Mathematics (summa cum laude) and a PhD in Mathematics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.