It is our honour to invite Angelina Kwan who is currently the CEO of Stratford Finance. She previously held senior positions at HKEX, the SFC, BitMex, and the HashKey Group and she will be sharing her passion about Fintech & Digital Assets, Womens’ careers & investment in the Digital Asset space.
Crypto hires are on the Rise, however, “Crypto’s rapid hiring growth has not been spread evenly, and while women have always been a minority in the industry, the gap is getting worse. From 2018 to 2021, 70% of new crypto hires were men and 30% were women,” according to LinkedIn’s data.
Studies have also shown that there is a significant gender divide when it comes to cryptocurrency investing. For example, a survey conducted by financial website Finder.com in February revealed that nearly twice as many men as women invest in crypto (24% of men vs 13% of women).
Angelina is passionate about Technology, Digital Assets and the Blockchain and loves advising start-ups. She is the Managing Director of Stratford Finance Limited, a consulting company focused on dealing with regulatory and operational issues in the financial services and digital assets space and advises brokerages, fund managers, and technology providers. Most recently Angelina held Senior Advisor and Group Chief Operating Officer roles at the HashKey Group, a regulated digital assets company that recently received the second Approval in Principle from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to operate a virtual asset trading platform. She has previously held Chief Operating Officer and Directorate positions with international digital asset exchanges, HKEX, Cantor Fitzgerald, the SFC, and other global financial services companies. Angelina serves on a numberof Hong Kong Government-appointed Boards, and charities including the New Business Committee, Financial Services Development Council, Board of Trustees of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, she is the Vice Chair, Company Secretary of The Women’s Foundation, the Ebenezer School for the Blind, and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and a graduate of the University of Southern California in Finance and Accounting. Her MBA is from Pepperdine University, LLB from HKU/Manchester Metropolitan University, and LLM from Harvard Law School.