Frank T. Troise
Frank has over twenty five years of experience managing multi-billion dollar portfolios for corporations, endowments, foundations, and high net worth individuals. Mr. Troise’s research, work op-eds, and career have been published in The Economist, Institutional Investor, The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, The Sacramento Bee, The Pacific Coast Business Times, Noozhawk, Derivatives Weekly, Pension & Investments, and Investment News. He is a frequent commentator and co-host on CNBC’s The RunDown with anchor Akiko Fujita, and provides market strategy on CNBC's Squawk on the Street, Capital Connection, The New Retirement Series, Power Lunch, and Street Signs.
Miguel Soriano is a corporate finance leader with more than 15 years of experience in investment banking, treasury, business development and corporate strategy. Currently, he is an Adjunct Faculty at National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Business School, teaching Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuation Analysis and Corporate Finance for the undergraduate and Masters of Finance programs. Miguel is passionate about Fintech and financial inclusion; he is a Fintech Specialist Consultant at IFC, the private arm of the World Bank, on the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) project. In this role, he is responsible for the development of the strategic framework for identifying, cataloguing and structuring the list of Fintech companies that will collaborate with banks as part of the industry sandbox in the ASEAN region. AFIN will connect banks with Fintechs with the goal of driving higher financial inclusion in Southeast Asia. In addition, Miguel is in the process of completing his PhD at Singapore Management University. His thesis, which is partially funded by a research grant from MasterCard on financial inclusion and social entrepreneurship, is focused on the development of an empirical, data driven model that can help predict the success of Fintech startups serving the unbanked and underbanked. As part of his research, he has met with more than 120 Fintech startups in financial inclusion in Africa, India and Southeast Asia. Finally, he is actively mentoring Fintech startups in financial inclusion at Startupbootcamp Fintech Singapore, and was a judge to identify Fintech startups in financial inclusion for the Global Fintech Hackcelerator, which was part of the 2017 Singapore Fintech Festival.
Prof. Douglas Streeter Rolph, PhD.
Dr. Douglas Streeter Rolph is the Academic Director of the Nanyang Professional MBA programme and Senior Lecturer of Banking and Finance at the Nanyang Business School (NBS).
Dr. Rolph teaches financial risk management and equity valuation to graduate students and investment theses to undergraduates. In 2015, he received the M.Sc. Financial Engineering Teacher of the Year award.
Dr. Rolph's research focuses on the impact of fintech on financial markets and the role of innovation in financial institutions. In 2016, he served on the Keynote Panel at the Thomson Reuters’ ASEAN Regulatory Summit. He has been recently interviewed by Thomson Reuters, Financial Management (UK), The Edge (Singapore) and Inc., Southeast Asia and has written for The Business Times (Singapore).
Prior to joining NBS, Dr. Rolph was an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong and an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He earned a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2003.
Craig Iskowitz is founder and CEO of Ezra Group, LLC, a management consulting firm providing business and technology strategy, target operating models, and marketing to the financial services industry. Craig has over 20 years of experience in wealth and asset management, retail brokerage, and front to back office operations. Ezra Group clients include Fortune 500 firms such as The Bank of New York Mellon, Fiserv, Standard & Poor’s, and J.P. Morgan Chase. He is also the publisher of the Wealth Management Today blog, which delivers in-depth analysis of wealth management technology products and trends.