Kevin O’Leary To Be A Keynote Speaker At 3rd Annual Benzinga Global Fintech Awards; Tickets Available Now

“Shark Tank” host to talk fintech and more in NYC May 11

Benzinga, a leading online financial media publication and data provider, announced today that “Shark Tank” star, multi-millionaire investor, and chairman of O’Shares Investments Kevin O’Leary will present one of the keynote addresses at the 3rd annual Benzinga Global Fintech Awards, which will be held May 11 at Tribeca 360 in New York City.

O’Leary will be joining leaders from major fintech startups, quants and institutions, such as Nasdaq, TD Ameritrade, Morningstar, and CBOE in discussing the trends affecting financial technology and capital markets across the world.

Benzinga also announced this week that tickets to the event, which is dedicated to recognizing outstanding innovation in financial technology specific to the capital markets, are now on sale.

A ticket to the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards does more than get you in the door. It connects you with leaders and influencers from every aspect of fintech—startup CEOs, institutional C-Suite executives, members of the media with large followings, and venture capitalists looking for a founder with vision.

A limited number of early-bird tickets to the event remain, so be sure to grab yours at BZAwards.com. Savvy event-goers will keep their eyes glued to the Benzinga Fintech Awards Twitter account @BZAwards and the Benzinga Fintech Focus newsletter for deals and promotions.

Last year, over 250 companies applied to the Benzinga Fintech Awards and over 110 became finalists. The 2016 Benzinga Fintech Awards Judges Panel, which included Nicole Sherrod of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., Matt Ober, formerly of WorldQuant, Michael Maxworthy of Marlin & Associates, Matt Harris of Bain Capital, and Ross Garon of Point72/Cubist determined the final winners.

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is well-known for its off-the-wall approach to fintech and unique programming. Last year’s event saw former New York Giant Tiki Barber and Gerson Lehrman Group founder Mark Gerson talk about monetizing athletes and financial innovation, a performance from America’s Got Talent finalist mentalist Oz Pearlman, and a day of rapid-fire panels featuring leaders of a wide range of fintech disciplines.

This year, Benzinga will focus on highlighting innovation from across the globe, as fintech scenes around the world experience record investment and institutional adoption. Insights and data from countries around the world are increasingly driving investment decisions as Forex, binary options, real estate and other alternative investments gain popularity among traders and investors.
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About Benzinga Global Fintech Awards

Designed to uncover the most innovative companies within the financial technology capital markets sector, the Benzinga Fintech Awards provide winning finalists with new opportunities for growth and exposure. For last year's winners, please visit www.benzingafintechawards.com or use the hashtag #BZAwards.

About Benzinga

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