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Lex Sokolin

Partner and Global Head Fintech Strategy, Autonomous

Alexey Sokolin is a Partner and Global Head Fintech Strategy at Autonomous, the leading research firm for the financial sector.  His mission is to help the industry serve clients better by understanding innovations like wearable technology, machine learning, bitcoin, ethereum and the blockchain, and crowd-sourced asset management. Lex has been referred to by WealthManagement.com as the “financial futurist“, and was selected for the InvestmentNews  “40 under 40” and ThinkAdvisor’s “IA25” lists of influencers in the investment industry.

Previously, Lex was the Chief Operating Officer of digital wealth management platform Vanare, and CEO and Founder of pioneering roboadvisor NestEgg Wealth (acquired by Vanare). Additionally, Lex was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank, and a member of the strategy team at Barclays Wealth (formerly Lehman Brothers Investment Management). He is active in the early-stage community, and advises startups on growth and market strategy.

Lex received a B.A. in Economics and Law from Amherst College, an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also holds a Certificate in International Relations from the Five College Consortium, and a Certificate in Digital Production and New Media Studies from Middlebury College.