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Global Fintech Interview with Christopher Flinos, Chief Executive Officer at HɅYVN

Global Fintech Interview with Christopher Flinos, Chief Executive Officer at HɅYVN

Hi Christopher, being the CEO of HɅYVN, tell us about your digital journey so far.

At HAYVN, we believe that a truly outstanding customer experience can only be achieved through unwavering commitment to regulatory compliance and security. Our digital platform is designed with advanced security features to protect our clients’ data and digital assets, and it is flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of a wide range of customers, from individual investors to institutional clients. However, what sets us apart from our competitors is our rigorous and uncompromising approach to AML, KYC, and KYT processes.

We require all clients, partners, and stakeholders to clear our thorough onboarding and screening process before engaging in any business activity with us. Our Compliance team continuously monitors all client activity and behaviour to ensure the HAYVN ecosystem maintains a highly compliant venue as per our internal controls, SOPs, and in line with the requirements of our regulators globally.

At HAYVN, our platform is not just a medium for managing digital assets, but a hub for unlocking possibilities, providing our clients with unparalleled convenience, security, and accessibility while maintaining the highest level of regulatory compliance.

HɅYVN is disrupting the customer experience through its innovative digital platform, could you share your top few?

HAYVN’s digital platform offers Asset Management services to clients worldwide. Through our HAYVN Asset Management division, we provide a steadfast commitment to delivering sustained performance in the rapidly evolving digital asset ecosystem.

Our customized and innovative approach to asset management is designed to optimize returns for our clients over the long-term, while mitigating risks and enhancing the security of their digital assets.

Our platform is user-friendly and accessible, making it easy for clients to manage their digital assets with confidence and peace of mind. HAYVN Asset Management is poised to be a leader in this dynamic and emerging field, offering investors a comprehensive suite of asset management services that is scalable, secure and responsive to their evolving needs.

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Could you please explain how your company is going about Asset Management and Capital Markets services?

As a leading cryptocurrency trading platform, we understand that cybersecurity and data protection are among the top challenges we face in the digital currency industry. The decentralized and digital nature of cryptocurrencies poses unique security risks that require constant attention and innovation to ensure our customers’ data and digital assets remain secure.

The most pressing challenge we face is protecting our clients’ data and digital assets from highly advanced and persistent cyber attacks. We continuously monitor the latest threats and regularly enhance our security measures to stay one step ahead of cybercriminals.

Additionally, operating in a global and decentralized environment also brings the challenge of navigating a complex regulatory landscape. We understand the importance of complying with various regulatory requirements in different jurisdictions to ensure that our platform operates with transparency and integrity. Complying with these regulations is key to maintaining the trust of our customers and the wider digital currency community.

Nearly 22 % of data is breached under cybercrime, what you think poses the greatest challenge as a digital currency platform?

As a matter of policy, we are precluded from dispensing investment advice or offering prognostications concerning the performance of individual digital currencies. It is incumbent upon prospective investors to undertake their own research and to seek the guidance of a qualified financial advisor prior to reaching any investment decisions.

We acknowledge the significance of due diligence and the importance of making informed decisions in the volatile and rapidly changing digital currency landscape.It is our fervent hope that prospective investors will adhere to these principles and approach their investment decisions with careful and considered scrutiny.

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Name any digital currency which you think will touch the skies for 2023.

Forecasting the trajectory of the technology sector can be a daunting task. Nevertheless, several trends are poised to drive the industry in the forthcoming decade. We anticipate a continuation of the growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning, complemented by an escalated emphasis on data privacy and security.

In addition, we foresee decentralized technologies to emerge as disruptive elements within traditional industries. The internet of things also appears primed to catalyze widespread transformation across various sectors. Furthermore, we anticipate a heightened focus on sustainability, with the development of innovative technologies and business models designed to minimize environmental impact and promote social responsibility. As such, those who can adapt and innovate stand to thrive in this period of exciting development.

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We’d love to know what are your predictions for the tech domain for 2030.

“Know what you own, and know why you own it.” – Peter Lynch
It is essential to recognise the significance of having a profound comprehension of the investments in your portfolio, coupled with a clear rationale for why you are retaining them.

Thank you, Christopher! That was fun and we hope to see you back on soon.

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Christopher Flinos is CEO of HAYVN Regulated in Switzerland, Abu Dhabi, Cayman Islands and Australia, HAYVN is a digital asset focused financial institution, providing Trading, Payments, Asset Management, Custody and Research services to a global client base.

Christopher has over 20 years of capital markets and investment banking experience and is the Co-Founder and CEO of HAYVN. His most recent role was Co-Founder and CEO of Stirling, an investment banking advisory firm. Prior to Stirling, he was Head of Capital Markets at ADCB, following 6 years at Merrill Lynch, as an investment banker covering the MENA and CEEMEA from both regions from both London and Dubai. Christopher holds Bachelor’s degrees in Law (Latrobe), Commerce and Arts from the University of Melbourne, Australia.


HAYVN is a digital asset focused financial institution delivering Payments, Trading, Custody, Asset Management and Research to its global client base. Regulated by the ADGM, BVI, AUSTRAC and the CIMA, HAYVN is one of the global leaders in institutional cryptocurrency, serving HNW individuals, small and middle-market businesses, corporations and institutions, with a full range of cryptocurrency trading, payments, custody, asset management and research products and services.

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