Hong Kong based blockchain technology platform PRIVATEMARKET.IO has announced that former CEO at Citibank Private Bank, Aamir Rahim, along with former Managing Director at Nomura, Richard Byworth, have joined the company’s board of advisors.
Aamir Rahim has spent 30 years in the finance industry and is currently a Fellow at Harvard University on a mission to affect positive social change. Prior to that, Aamir held several senior posts at Citi in Asia-Pacific. He was the CEO of Citi Private Bank, Co-Head of Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities and Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets. Most recently, he led the Public Sector Group for Citi in Asia-Pacific.
Richard Byworth, currently Chief Operating Officer of HK based Blockchain startup Diginex, is an 18 year finance veteran most recently running a global derivatives distribution franchise for Nomura. He was part of Nomura’s Asia Fintech committee, and has been investing in the private equity and venture capital space for a number of years. He has a proven track record of leading, developing and growing trading and sales teams across London, Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong. Richard has a broad network across the Asian investment community, within traditional finance as well as the alternative asset management space.
Upon their appointment, Loic Engelhard, CEO and Founder of PRIVATEMARKET.IO said: “It is an honour and privilege for our young company to welcome such high-profile figures of the financial industry looking to make a difference in today’s Economy. Aamir and Richard both strongly related to our underlying mission of using meaningful technology for the democratisation of Finance. With their help we are very excited to pursue our quest of designing and offering new solutions that improve transparency and fairness in the outdated private capital markets.”
“PRIVATEMARKET.IO is harnessing the power of cutting edge technology to revolutionize and democratize investment in the Alternatives space. I am excited to be part of this journey,” said Aamir Rahim.
“Loic is building the next generation investment platform, filling in the many gaps that exist in secondary markets for alternative investment products,” said Richard Byworth. “PRIVATEMARKET.IO is a great example of fintech that is changing the way business will be done in the future.”
Established in 2016, PRIVATEMARKET.IO is a fully compliant digital asset marketplace built on blockchain technology that serves as a distribution and investment platform for private equity, venture capital, co-investments, direct deals and real estate financial products.
Our services include product structuring, administration and custody as well as portfolio implementation, including reporting and support for the lifetime of the product. The open platform provides investors with a simplified access to world-class managers and strategies, on demand professional investment services and unique liquidity management solutions.