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Brief description: Co-Founding Group Chairman & CEO, GMEX Group

Location: LONDON

Joined: October 2nd, 2011

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Hirander Misra wrote a new blog post titled Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and ICOs – Where are we headed?

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 them and by mass marketing the output, Casio was able to dominate the market globally. Of course,...
(26 days ago,(2018/11/14))

Hirander Misra wrote a new blog post titled The Death of Exchange 1.0 and advent of Digital Exchange 2.0: more than just the matching engine

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 what might happen in the future: After the emergence of electronic markets, exchanges, for some...
(26 days ago,(2018/11/14))

Hirander Misra wrote a new blog post titled A New Approach: Improving Smallholder Farmers Prospects in Malawi and Beyond in Sub Saharan Africa

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 their growth. But I believe that if this vital sector is supported with the development of the right...
(587 days ago,(2017/05/03))

About me:

Hirander is a Co-founder of the Group and also Chairman of GMEX Technologies. He is also Chairman of Forum Trading Solutions and Managing Director of Misra Ventures, a consultancy providing specialist senior level advisory services and helping firms deliver change in market structure, trading and regulatory compliance.

Previously, he was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Chi-X Europe Limited, instrumental in taking the company from concept to successful launch. At the time of his departure in February 2010, Chi-X Europe was the second largest equities trading venue in Europe, just behind the LSE Group and was subsequently sold to BATS Global Markets in November 2011 for US$365m.