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Blockchain & Bonds: Reinventing Finance with Digital Ledger Technology | (with Rahul Banerjee, Founder & CEO Bondevalue)

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Are you curious about the potential impact of blockchain technology in the bond market?

Our next podcast episode features an interview with Rahul Banerjee, Founder & CEO of Bondevalue, who will discuss the use of digital ledger technology in finance, particularly in the bond market. He highlights how blockchain technology can help create a more efficient and trustworthy bond market by removing intermediaries like banks or financial institutions. Rahul also shares that he created an app called Bondevalue, which has since been rebranded as Bond Blocks, to reinvent the bond market using blockchain technology.

Don’t miss this exciting episode as we explore the possibilities of blockchain technology in the bond market with the help of our expert guest, Rahul Banerjee.

Listen to the podcast to explore:
🔹The history of bonds
🔹How Bondevalue aims to reinvent the bond market using blockchain
🔹The role of digital ledger technology in fintech
🔹The importance of transparency and trust in financial transactions

00:00 Introduction of the guest
12:14 Discussion of the benefits and limitations of blockchain technology in finance
19:51 History of Bondevalue and its use of digital ledger technology to reinvent the bond market
28:20 How collaboration between fintech startups and traditional financial institutions can help drive innovation in the industry
32:10 Discussion on Singapore’s role as a leader in the fintech industry

Episode Guest

Rahul Banerjee

Founder & CEO Bondevalue

Rahul is a fixed income banker with deep expertise in Asian debt markets. He is passionate about equal access and transparency in bonds. Prior to starting BondEvalue in 2016, Rahul was the global head for International Corporates, Financial Market Sales at Standard Chartered Bank. His team was based across all the major SCB dealing rooms and provided Fixed Income solutions to their clients. He was also a member of the bank’s Capital Markets, global management team. During the early part of his career, he worked in the financial markets teams at Nomura (Singapore), Credit Suisse (India) and Citibank (HK & India). He graduated from Delhi College of Engineering and did his MBA from the Indian School of Business (Deans List), where he also received the HSBC scholarship for leadership. He did his Doctorate from the Singapore Management University (SMU), with a thesis on trust in non-human actors. He received a merit award for academic performance at SMU. He regularly teaches and speaks on bond markets and fintech. He also holds two engineering patents in his name. Rahul lives in Singapore with his wife and two daughters.​

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Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose is the lead author of Citi’s GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series – the first edition has had more than 250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is the Global Head of Future of Finance in Citi Research. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from the University of London and is a CFA charter holder.

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav Dhar is the CEO of the Payments Solution Provider Marshal in Dubai. Gaurav has been working at Marshal for over 19 years now He strives to continually be on the frontier of building FinTech ecosystems and solutions. His personal time is spent on working with and investing directly in innovators, with a view to the future of Fintech both locally and globally via his cache of relationships which include VCs, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups and Angel Syndicates. In his position as a board member of the MENA FinTech Association and several advisory positions to international family offices, start-ups, and funds, he looks to grow the relationships within the FinTech and start-up ecosystem to contribute towards the education of budding disruptors and eventually the growth of economies and the job market where possible in the MEA Region and abroad.

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