My Small Business Committee testimony & Episode #29 with Louis Curran, global FX trader and currency maestro
As I’ve mentioned in a couple of prior newsletters, I testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business about “Transparency in Small Business Lending” and fintech.
A key concept I emphasized in my testimony was the need for a common, single source of truth for financial records, and the potential benefits it represented not only to the SBA as a single agency working with upwards of 3,000 lending institutions, but then across the entire capital market ecosystem as loan portfolios trade like any other asset.
In essence, that’s the premise behind XDEX as a digital asset compliance framework. Check out the video of my initial oral testimony:
In the latest Digital Dollar Podcast episode we sit down with Louis Curran in a whopper of an episode. This is literally a massive brain dump (more than usual) discussing the global currency market and monetary battle lines from an international perspective. Louis has a unique perspective and brings in-depth experience and insight.
ABOUT LOUIS CURRAN
Louis joined JST Capital in October 2018 and is responsible for Business development, primarily in Asia but also with a global outlook. JST Capital is a financial services firm offering three primary products offerings in the Digital Asset space. Asset Management, Market Making & Treasury Management services. In his former roles, Louis has worked in Institutional FX sales since 1992. Most recently Louis served as the Head of Asia FX business for Jefferies & Co, preceding this he was Head of Asian Institutional FX Sales for UBS Singapore. Louis has long standing relationships with Institutional Real Money Clients, Global Macro Hedge Funds and Central Banks and is now bringing his relationships and connectivity to bear in the crypto space. Louis still manages his own family office and actively trades crypto and macro markets. his experience in the Digital Asset space has been across a spectrum of activity. He has raised capital for some of Europe’s highly regarded names in the Blockchain sector and counted the likes of Polkadot, Ocean Protocol and Energy Web Foundation as clients.
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