Vanare’s Lex Sokolin switching focus to fintech research

Soon enough, the wealth management industry will have to contend with the widespread adoption of blockchain and artificial intelligence, says Lex Sokolin, chief operating officer of wealth management tech firm Vanare. Sokolin hopes he can be in a position to help the industry grapple with those future challenges — which is why he will be leaving his daily role at Vanare to take a full-time research role in London studying global financial technology. “I’ve been focusing my thoughts about our industry as a whole,” Sokolin says, “[to understand] what’s changing at the core of the economy, where one thing disconnected from another can impact in a Butterfly effect how people buy investments and move money.” Lex Sokolin, Vanare’s chief operating officer, is taking a research role in London with a…


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