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Neil Benedict

Chief Risk Officer at Seed CX

Neil is the Chief Risk Officer for Seed CX, an institutional cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform. He has previously worked at Wedbush Securities and ABN AMRO Clearing in quantitative risk and credit for fixed income, options and futures trading strategies. He served as the Head of Business and Product Development for BANKEX, a blockchain startup focused on smart contracts for liquidity optimization. Neil has written smart-contract architectures for private placement exchanges, micro-financing, real estate, as well as complex and illiquid asset classes, natural resources, and futures markets. Neil also has corporate banking experience, as well as experience in wealth and estate planning at a family office with > $800M in assets under management. Neil is also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served two tours in Iraq. Neil holds an MS in analytics from the University of Chicago and his capstone paper on Mean-variance Optimization for Equity Portfolios was cited in the book Financial Analytics with R: Building a Laptop Laboratory for Data Science, published in 2016.