Q&A with Ashraf “Riz” Rizvi of Gilded
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Gilded is a fintech company with the mission of providing freedom from fiat currency. This mission derives from a simple problem: cash is a devaluing asset, and the alternatives are not much better. Inflation has reached levels we have not seen in 40 years. Bonds and CDs provide low yields. Cryptocurrency is extremely volatile, with uncertainty around future regulation. Alternatively, Gilded offers an innovative solution to make gold digital, mobile, and usable, allowing you to benefit from gold’s store of value, combined with the functionality of cash. How? By harnessing blockchain technology, Gilded allows you to easily buy and sell gold, and simultaneously pledge, collateralize, and earn with your investment.
Join us for a private Family Office Insights Luminary Series Interview with Ashraf “Riz” Rizvi, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gilded. Riz has spent over 20 years as a founder, leader, and executive focusing on commodities, metals, credit repo, and emerging markets FX in financial services at Credit Suisse, UBS, and SummerHaven Investment Management..
April 5, 2022 at 11:15pm-12:15pm EST
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Ashraf “Riz” Rizvi of Gilded
Ashraf Rizvi: As Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ashraf is responsible for the strategic direction and day to day running of Gilded. He has over 20 years of executive experience as Founder, Managing Partner and Global Business Head. Prior to founding Gilded, Ashraf was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SummerHaven Investment Management, a commodities management firm overseeing nearly $2 billion in assets for retail and institutional clients including endowments, foundations, and family offices. For over 13 years, Ashraf was a senior leader at UBS holding a variety of roles in New York and London including Global Head of Commodities Trading, Global Head of Metals, Global Head of Emerging Markets FX and Global Head of Credit Repo. Previously, he was Head of FX Options Trading in New York for Credit Suisse. And prior to this, he was a Senior Trader at Susquehanna Investment Group. Ashraf earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School. He also served for more than 15 years on the Undergraduate Board and the Europe, Middle East and Africa Board at The Wharton School.