INVSTR’S CEO: KERIM DERHALLI

by | Feb 4, 2016

Founder and CEO, Kerim Derhalli, explains why he created invstr and tell us about his 30 years experience in finance, emerging markets and what he likes the most about the finance industry.

Video Transcript

LEA JAKOBIAK (Reporter, invstr): Ok Kerim, so you founded invstr which makes you the boss. So can you tell us a little bit more about your role here? 

KERIM DERHALLI (CEO, invstr): So I set up this business about three years ago and I’m the CEO which means I guess I take responsibility for everything that goes wrong here.

LEA JAKOBIAK (Reporter, invstr):  And how did you come up with the idea?

KERIM DERHALLI (CEO, invstr): At the end of the day financial markets are all about people and if we can use technology to connect people and to inform people and to help people collaborate then i thought that was an amazing thing to do.

LEA JAKOBIAK (Reporter, invstr): And what’s your team like?

KERIM DERHALLI (CEO, invstr): We have a very, very, highly qualified highly experienced technology team which is based in Istanbul. In London, we run the business end of things. So we run product design, marketing, and also our quantitative team is in London as well.

LEA JAKOBIAK (Reporter, invstr): Now you are so passionate about finance in the financial markets. Why is that?

KERIM DERHALLI (CEO, invstr):I love the excitement of the markets. I mean i’ve said to people in the past that I have an addiction for the financial Markets. At one level it’s an amazing intellectual challenge and at another level there is an amazing human challenge trying to figure out what other people are thinking and how they’re going to react and behave in response to different news and different events. That’s fascinating .

LEA JAKOBIAK (Reporter, invstr):  Now you’ve had a very colorful career what have you enjoyed the most about it?

KERIM DERHALLI (CEO, invstr): I spent a lot of time in emerging markets. So a lot of exposure in Latin America, in Eastern Europe, in Asia and you realize just how wonderful the world is when there are so many cultures and so many different experiences out there.

LEA JAKOBIAK (Reporter, invstr): Okay, so when you’re not working what do you get up to? 

KERIM DERHALLI (CEO, invstr): I’ve taken up yoga in the last few years. So I get up at a silly hour in the morning and go and do early morning yoga three, four, or five times a week.

LEA JAKOBIAK (Reporter, invstr): Okay so last question, where do you see yourself in 10 or even 20 years from now?

KERIM DERHALLI (CEO, invstr): Well I mean I really hope that I’m still at invstr and we’re still here  succeeding massively in our mission to help everyone in the world realize just how much fun financial markets are so that they’re encouraged to get involved and to take responsibility for what they’re doing. So that’s, you know, that’s my vision. Invstr is my vision and I hope I’m still doing it 10-20 years from now.

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Risk Disclosure:
Invstr is a technology platform, not a registered broker-dealer or investment adviser. Invstr does not offer its own recommendations of any security or provide its own research to any user regarding any security transaction or order.
Please note, investing involves risk and investments may lose value. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
Brokerage services are provided by the following:
US-traded securities, including fractional trading, are provided to Invstr users by DriveWealth LLC, a regulated member of FINRA/SIPC. DriveWealth may not establish investment accounts to residents of certain jurisdictions. For more information, including disclaimers, risk and transaction fees click here.
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ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © INVSTR LTD. 2018

Risk Disclosure:
Invstr is a technology platform, not a registered broker-dealer or investment adviser. Invstr does not offer its own recommendations of any security or provide its own research to any user regarding any security transaction or order.
Please note, investing involves risk and investments may lose value. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
Brokerage services are provided by the following:
US-traded securities, including fractional trading, are provided to Invstr users by DriveWealth LLC, a regulated member of FINRA/SIPC. DriveWealth may not establish investment accounts to residents of certain jurisdictions. For more information, including disclaimers, risk and transaction fees click here.
India account traded securities are provided by SIC Stocks & Services PVT Ltd. SIC does not make any personal recommendations to buy, sell or otherwise deal in investments. Investors make their own investment decisions. The services and securities provided by SIC may not be suitable for all customers and, if you have any doubts, you should seek advice from an independent financial adviser. For more information and disclaimers, click here.

 

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