StartEngine, Securitize and Rialto Markets chiefs to debate future for regulated secondary trading of private securities

Leading investment news website Crowdfund Insider has assembled major financial market luminaries for its latest webinar, 'Regulated Secondary Trading in Private Securities'.

They are StartEngine CEO and Co-founder Howard Marks, Securitize President and Co-founder Jamie Finn, and Rialto Markets Chief Technology Officer and FIX Trading Community Global Co-chair Lee Saba.

Marks, Finn, and Saba will be onstage virtually at 1 PM CT on May 17th, 2022, to develop debate arising from some phenomenal statistics, namely:

A private securities market valued at $7 trillion in 2021 and forecast to grow to $30 trillion by 2030 according to Forbes.

Plus, Pitchbook data reporting that global crowdfunding exploded from $8.61 billion in 2020 to $113.52 billion last year – a 1,021% increase.

Critical elements that issuers need to look for when raising capital through crowdfunding or Regulation D institutional offerings will be explained, as well as how new regulations deliver even more security and protection to investors.

The webinar will also walk through the key details of secondary trading in private securities for both investors and private companies raising capital, a topic each panellist can add significant weight to.

Howard Marks co-founded video game giant Activision in 1991, creating a $37 billion market leader before co-founding equity crowdfunding platform StartEngine in 2014, which has launched more Reg CF offerings than any rival and successfully funded more than 500 companies.

Fellow panellist Jamie Finn has participated in over $700m worth of transactions in his 20-year career and co-founded Securitize in 2017, a leader in digital asset securities which uses blockchain technology to allow investment into start-ups and early-stage companies.

Rialto Markets' Lee Saba has more than 20 years of financial service industry experience, including at Wellington Management, where he was responsible for proprietary and third-party multi-asset electronic trading and connectivity infrastructure.

In addition, Saba is global co-chair of the FIX Trading Community and, while at Wellington, was head of the inaugural IT FinTech Working Group, being a vocal advocate of the investor hub for blockchain and digital assets research.

Webinar host and Crowdfund Insider Co-Founder Andrew Dix said: "I am very pleased to have such a high-profile and experienced panel for our upcoming investment and crowdfunding webinar.

"All three panellists have deep experience in investment, crowdfunding and digital assets, so listening to and providing their insight to private companies raising capital and investors is something I'm looking forward to."

Rialto Markets is a FinTech specialist broker-dealer helping high growth private companies raise capital through its infrastructure and technology, possessing a pipeline of signed contracts exceeding $1 billion while actively raising nearly $250m for 23 private companies.

This month, Rialto Markets CEO and Co-Founder Shari Noonan also received the Instinet Positive Change Visionary title at the prestigious Markets Choice Awards in New York

Noonan won the award in praise of Rialto Markets' work creating its new secondary market Alternative Trading System (ATS), which offers exciting high growth private companies the opportunity to raise capital and trade shares on the ATS in a similar way to public offerings on stock exchanges like the Nasdaq or NYSE.

*To learn more about the secondary trading of private securities, please register for the investment and crowdfunding webinar 'Regulated Secondary Trading in Private Securities,' taking place on Tuesday, May 17th at 1 PM CT by clicking here.

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