Patrick L. Young
Patrick L. Young is CEO of HanzaTrade, a crowdfunding platform based in Poland. He joined in that role in September 2014.
He is also executive director of the financial market infrastructure firm DV Advisors, a strategic consulting and investment firm. In addition, he is the publisher of Exchange Invest and founder and chairman of Young Markets, a conference.
Young is a strong proponent of the "New Europe" and invests via a private vehicle Projekt Vistula SP z o o as well as various other ventures not in the public domain stretching from the Baltic states to the Balkans.
He has spoken at conferences throughout the world on issues related to the future of finance. He has written opinion pieces for financial journals including L'Agefi, Australian Financial Review, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal) and has appeared on radio and television on networks such as BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Reuters TV.
In the course of a varied career, Young was once a photojournalist (specializing in automotive topics), although has spent more than 2 decades specializing in financial market issues as a practitioner, analyst, broker and trader.
Young has been involved with many start-up ventures, ranging from the Classic Car Club in London to a series of publishing ventures such as founding the erivatives.com site was an early online magazines in the derivatives market space from 1995 to 2006.  
Young has advised many exchanges, market platforms and IT companies as well a working with regulators and being in the forefront of many new products and markets developments, such single-stock futures which he championed during the 1990's.
He was formerly a broker and technical analyst with Tullett & Tokyo and Daiwa Europe and an independent trader for many years. He did some trading electronically in the early 1990s. He has been a board member of the Swiss Futures & Options Association.
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