Behavioral Finance Guru Joins the Board of Directors of a Crypto Research Companyby Fintechnews Switzerland August 9, 2019
Equility AG, the company behind Alethena, expands its board of directors and welcomes Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens, member of the board of directors of the Institute for Banking & Finance at the University of Zurich, as its newest member.
“We are very happy to have Thorsten Hens as a member of our board of directors. With his many years of experience and his network, he can make a decisive contribution to Alethena’s market launch and further development of the Share Dispenser,”
explains Markus Hartmann, CEO of Alethena.
Hens’ areas of expertise are behavioral and evolutionary finance and, in addition to his work at the University of Zurich, he is also adjunct professor for financial economics at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen and permanent guest professor at the University of Lucerne.
“Through my consulting work for private banks and pension funds, I am regularly confronted with the limited trading opportunities of company shares and see the Alethena Share Dispenser as a significant process simplification in the area of non-listed SME shares,”
As Hens further explains, he is convinced that the advantages of blockchain technology will prevail in the financial sector in particular, and that the Alethena team, with its technical and legal expertise, has the quality to shape the stock market anew.
Alethena is a spin-off from the University of Zurich and is currently implementing the Share Dispenser for the first companies and plans the first launch at the end of September 2019.