March 05, 2019
Innovate Finance, the independent membership association that represents the UK's global FinTech community, has named Yvette Valdez, a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and member of the FinTech Industry Group, to its 2018 Women in FinTech Powerlist in the Professional & Financial Services category. Innovate Finance said the annual list “shines a spotlight on the women leading the way for change in financial services…and have made a real impact over and above their day-to-day role in FinTech.”
Valdez represents companies, financial institutions, trading utilities, brokers and advisors on complex and rapidly evolving regulatory challenges in cutting-edge FinTech initiatives in the derivatives markets and the development of bespoke financial crypto-asset and cryptocurrency technologies. In particular, she has sophisticated understanding of token sales, market infrastructure, trading, clearing, and settlement solutions on distributed ledger technology.
Valdez is a frequent speaker at industry events, and she was named a “Woman to Watch in Crypto & Blockchain” by cryptocurrency prime broker BCB Group.