FUMO: Future of Money Podcast

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.​

Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance at Citi

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi’s think tank for the future of money and technology. Ronit’s current areas of focus include Digital Assets, the Metaverse, Web3, the applications of AI to Finance and other frontier topics. Previously, Ronit was Global Head of Banks and Fintech Research for Citi.

Ronit is an Advisor to various Governments, Universities, VC investors and tech firms in the UK, UAE and Africa. Prior to joining Citi, he worked at the British Bankers’ Association and was a research assistant in the UK Parliament for a former Prime Minister. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford & a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

Gaurav Dhar

Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners

Gaurav is a seasoned leader in the FinTech industry and currently serves as the Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners in Dubai. He is also a board member of Deem Bank, The Mena Fintech Association and TiE Dubai.

With over 19 years of experience at Marshal, he has established himself as a pioneering force in the development of FinTech ecosystems and solutions. 

By devoting his personal time to working with innovators, he has built an extensive network of relationships with VCs, incubators, accelerators, start-ups, and angel syndicates, both locally and globally.

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