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“Ripple and Fintech changing traditional Banks and Banking”

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 12pm
Speaker: Chris Larsen, Executive Chairman of Ripple
The Association of Asian American Bankers (AAAB) will be hosting a lunchtime virtual presentation via Zoom, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in partnership with the law firm Perkins Coie and the accounting and consulting firm of BPM, on the intersection of Fintech and Financial Institutions. There will be a conversation with Chris Larsen, Executive Chairman of Ripple, followed by a panel discussion on the legal, accounting, and tax issues as well as the capital investments in the space. We will discuss the trends in Fintech, how they may be conducting services typically reserved for banks and what this may mean for the future of banks and the banking industry.

About Chris Larsen:
Chris Larsen is Executive Chairman of Ripple’s board of directors and former CEO and co-founder of Ripple. Prior to Ripple, Chris cofounded and served as CEO of Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, and E-LOAN, a publicly traded online lender. During his tenure at E-LOAN, he pioneered the open access to credit scores movement by making E-LOAN the first company to show consumers their FICO scores.

Please RSVP with Stella Kong at: skong@met.bank. Please provide your name, email and work telephone number and she will reply to you with a Zoom invitation.


AAAB Virtual Presentation featuring Economist Dan North of Euler Hermes

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at 12pm Speaker: Dan North, Economist for Euler Hermes
We would like to invite you to attend a virtual​ lunch-time presentation featuring Dan North, Economist for Euler Hermes, where he will be speaking about the Bay Area and National Economies, and hopefully provide us with his forecast for the year 2021.

With the Federal Government’s injection of a $1.9 trillion dollars into the economy, work-from-home becoming an extended practice resulting in something of an exodus of businesses and people from metropolitan hubs, political unrest between the U.S and China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, and growing domestic social unrest, there seems to be quite a bit of uncertainty facing our economy in the near term. Given the aforementioned, Mr. North’s presentation and a look at the empirical data might be more important and useful than ever.

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