Exchange Invest Weekend: 4th June

Exchange Invest was founded by former exchange CEO and author of the first bestselling book of fintech (“Capital Market Revolution!” FT 1999) Patrick L Young. Monday through Friday our daily paid subscriber email discusses the business of bourses of all kinds across the world.

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In BigWorld

Best news of the week — the wonderful celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s magnificent reign on the throne of the UK.

Second best news of the week is that the tiresome — leading! — trial — objection! — proceedings between Amber — hearsay! — Heard and Johnny Depp have finally ended.

Parish Notes

The mega dust up right now is in FTX versus the legacy world as there is a major millennial move to deliver a groovy new clearing model…despite so far as I have seen a paucity of documentation that it will work when applied to a broad market. It’s a heated topic we are covering daily in Exchange Invest for paying subscribers.



Season 12: Episode 02, IPO-VID Livestream 068

IPO-VID Guest: Ivan Steriev

Tuesday, June 07th: 800 UK, 1900 CET, 1300 EST

“Meet An SEE Market Builder?”

Ivan Steriev has been the CEO of the Macedonian Stock Exchange Inc. Skopje since 2005 having been a member of the team which set the sechange up in 1996 and has been working at the MSE since its foundation, first as a Floor manager and then as a Director of Trading Department until 2005.

Ivan has been a member of the Board of the Macedonian Central Securities Depository and Commissioner at Macedonian Security & Exchange Commission. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of SEE Link (an EBRD supported project started by Bulgaria, Macedonia and Zagreb stock exchanges to create a regional infrastructure for linking securities trading across these three markets.

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Season 12: Episode 01, IPO-VID Livestream 067

IPO-VID Guest: Artur Fischer

Tuesday, May 31st: 800 UK, 1900 CET, 1300 EST

“Bourses As Businesses — Good Or Bad?”

CEO of the Berlin Stock Exchange until November 2019, Artur Fisher has a strong background in technology. His degree in electronics specializing in High Frequency Communication led to a managing a short-wave transmitter station at the Rhein Main MAC working for the US Signal Assessment Unit and then real-time computer systems for Television Studios. That led to Artur becoming the Director managing the Frankfurt Stock Exchange trading floor delivering Products like the DAX Index.

Artur spent 12 productive years as joint CEO of the Berlin Stock Exchange, executive Chairman of Equiduct Ltd. in London and EASDAQ NV in Belgium. Artur was also an MD of the public Law office of the Berlin Senate implementing with a team of lawyers regulatory measures associated with the Stock Exchange under EU Law.

A serial board member in various jurisdictions, Artur has also featured regularly on the BBC, Bloomberg and Phoenix Hong Kong News discussing European economic affairs.

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AFM: 23rd Annual Conference

Keynote address by Patrick L. Young

Date: June 8th

Place: Danubius Hotel Regents Park

Register Here

I am delighted to be back as Keynote at the AFM conference (third time lucky I think!) in London during June.

It’s 300 Euros for the entire event, and you get PLY pith for a whole half hour plus a conference thrown in, how can you afford not to send along at least a colleague for the day to learn about emerging markets and indeed meet those exchanges which are expensive to reach and take umpteen hours to go visit?


Episode 50: “AirCarbon’s Net Zero Mission”

IPO-VID Episode 050: I was joined by Co-founder and MD of AirCarbon William Pazos.

Listen to our fascinating discussion “AirCarbon’s Net Zero Mission” via the usual podcast sources:

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There’s a CCP revolution being preached in Washington DC. Stock Connect adding ETFs between China and Hong Kong. Spectacular results from Hellenic Exchanges and the UK proposes a Stablecoin Safety Net.

The Exchange Invest Weekly Podcast 146

Victory Or Death

20 years on from the first fintech bestseller “Capital Market Revolution!”… “Victory Or Death” is a must read book for anyone interested in the intersection of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and FinTech as part of the whole future of finance.

Available worldwide.

Macro Thoughts

The Resilience Of The Dollar’s ‘Exorbitant Privilege’

Modern Diplomacy

The World In Disarray: Is This The End Of Multilateralism For Trade?


Of Interest

As always, a review of interesting reading to provoke thoughts and consideration… Not sure we agree with much of it….but it’s thought-provoking!

How A Russian Billionaire Shielded Assets From European Sanctions


Meta Madness: Virtual Clothing Trade Marks Surge As Brands Look To Monetise On NFT Potential

City AM

Russia Has Some Dollars Somewhere


A Brief History Of Carbon Markets — No-Till Farmer

No-Till Farmer

70 Years Ago: How Elizabeth Became Queen While Watching Baboons At Sunrise From A Treetop In Rural Kenya

City A.M.

PLY: The remarkable tale pre-internet and cellphones of how news reached Queen Elizabeth of her Father’s death and thus her ascent to the throne over 70 years ago.

Last Word

Catch up Monday for Exchange Invest 2369…

The future continues in the water cooler for the bourse business…




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