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  • How has the pandemic impacted the FinTech industry?
  • What regional or global trends do you need to look out for?
  • How to make your product stand out?
  • What are some FinTech product trends on the market, and how do analytics tools, RIA/ FA tools fit in?
  • What customer acquisition strategies can help you succeed?
Our speaker line-up is fantastic as it includes seasoned experts with hands-on experience in the fintech industry, asset and startup management, factor investing, and ETF operations.
SHENG XU, VP at BlackRock

Sheng Xu, CFA, FRM, CAIA, is a VP at BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager. Sheng has over eight years of diversified experience in different fintech products and investment strategies across various business functions.

In her current role, Sheng partners with BlackRock's senior leadership and C-level executives to drive strategic projects for BlackRock’s investments and trading platform by combining strategy, business process, firm navigation, and technology expertise. 

Click here to read more about Sheng.

Yang Xu
YANG XU, CEO at TradingFront

Yang Xu has over 10 years of hands-on experience in advisory-tech, factor investing, and ETF operation.

He was a Managing Member of Alpha Architect, where he co-managed the $700MM+ assets consisting of ETFs, stocks, and futures in both U.S. and EAFE markets. Before that, he spent a few years at Capital One where he engaged in Basel II credit risk management for the entire North American credit card portfolio.

He is a Partner of UP Fintech Holding Limited (NASDAQ: TIGR), an international broker-dealer group and backed by investors such as Jim Rogers, Interactive Brokers, and others. He is also the CEO of UP Fintech Asset Management (the ETF arm of TIGR).

TradingFront is a white-label, customizable technology platform built expressly for RIAs. 

Click here to read more about Yang.

Mark Lam
MARK LAM, Director of Quantitative Research at YieldX
Prior to YieldX, Mark Lam was a Vice President at BlackRock, where he led the asset analytics team at Aladdin, BlackRock’s investment and risk management platform.

In that role, he was responsible for asset-level analytics, tools and models for Aladdin clients. He has 9 years of experience in fixed income markets and quantitative solutions.

Click here to read more about Mark.

Founder's 1-minute Pitch

Building your own venture and looking for a stage to share more? We'd love to have you! Join us and present your idea/product/company to the speakers and the audience. 

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Lair East Labs team


This event is part of the LEL Connecting New Era series. 

About LEL Connecting

LEL Connecting is a community focusing on providing constructive value and knowledge to young professionals and startup fans interested in VC/tech fields and founders seeking resources and opportunities.

In 2020 - 2021, LEL Connecting will focus on Connecting New Era (post-COVID-19) and Connecting Diversity with a series of events (online & offline) to support founders and young startup professionals worldwide.

In Connecting New Era sessions, top industry professionals from the startup and VC world will share first-hand insights and expertise with founders, startup fans, and investors looking to pivot amid COVID-19.

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