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Hirander Misra's Blog

Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and ICOs – Where are we headed?

November 14, 2018 Comments (0)           

Being agile and adaptable in this fast-moving market is essential, and a single month in ‘blockchain-land’ is equivalent to 6-12 months in the traditional world.
The technology is fundamentally game-changing and should be used to facilitate high impact change. Sometimes second-mover advantage is beneficial; learning from first-mover successes and mistakes allows us to optimise or design something much better. Think digital watches: the UK invented them, but the Japanese perfected...

The Death of Exchange 1.0 and advent of Digital Exchange 2.0: more than just the matching engine

November 12, 2018 Comments (0)           

In order to generate development and innovative change, we must question and challenge what is already before us. It is not as simple as taking the next step up the ladder or adding to what you already have, it is about stripping a business model back to the basics, clarifying what you want to achieve and doing so by taking a completely different path.
So what does this mean in the context of exchanges and financial market infrastructure? A good place to start is to learn from the past to see...

A New Approach: Improving Smallholder Farmers Prospects in Malawi and Beyond in Sub Saharan Africa

May 3, 2017 Comments (0)           

By Hirander Misra, CEO of GMEX Group and Deputy Chairman of FinComEco.

The backbone of Malawi’s economy remains its agricultural output, with smallholder farmers in turn forming the vast majority of this sector’s workforce. Yet while agricultural production forms some 39% of the nation’s GDP, its smallholder farmer workforce continues to face a number of constraints. From the field to the market and from the bank to the trading floor, smallholders face key limitations to...

Fixed Income Robot Wars & the Rise of the Machines

November 18, 2014 Comments (0)           

Continuing global regulatory reform, is leading to significant change in financial markets across all asset classes. Change causes disruption and disruption presents opportunity with winners and losers.
Winners will be new entrants or existing players who adapt – succeeding at the detriment of those who remain attached to the old ways of doing things. No one knows who they will be but one thing is apparent, with an accelerated timeline, the financial markets landscape will change...