Vikram Pandit

Vikram Pandit

As a result of the generous support of Davis Polk & Naschitz Brandes Amir, we are pleased to present a special half-day complimentary session entitled, “Rules of the Road: Legal Issues in Fintech Operations and Investments.” Most notably, the special session will feature fireside chats with Vikram Pandit, former CEO of Citigroup, and Tom Glocer, ex-CEO of Thomson Reuters, as well as sessions on payments, emerging financial technologies, and online lending compliance. Vikram Pandit, famously led Citigroup from December 2007 to October 2012, through the teeth of the credit crisis. He assumed the top position after selling his investment company, Old Lane Partners, to Citi for about $800 million. Pandit has made at least seven fintech investments since leaving Citi. Among his portfolio companies are Orchard Platform, which offers peer-to-peer lending-as-a-service; Fundbox, a provider of small business credit and services; FeeX, which exposes hidden fees in financial services; and CommonBond, a marketplace lending platform focused on education finance. Tom Glocer, meanwhile, ran Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s largest information companies, from 2001 to 2012. He is credited with rescuing a struggling Reuters, which allowed for its eventual sale to Thomson Corp for about $17.2 billion in 2008. He, too, has been an active investor since his departure from his former employer. Glocer has made at least 20 investments, according to Crunchbase, some of which have been fintech startups, such as OpenFin and ShopKeep. He has also invested alongside Pandit in CommonBond and Orchard Platform. To register for “Rules of the Road,” click here. For the full Bank Innovation Israel agenda, click here.