Cambridge University Appoints Keith Bear As Alternative Finance Fellow

Job Appointments | May 2, 2019 By:

Cambridge University has announced that Keith Bear is now a Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), which is part of the university’s Judge Business School.

For over 20 years, Bear was known as the face of the financial markets industry at IBM, responsible for the global strategy, development and execution of the company’s business in the field. He worked with global clients on major transformation programs, including blockchain deployment with exchanges, trade finance organizations and banks. Bear is also one of the advisors of KoreConX, a highly secure permissioned blockchain ecosystem for fully compliant digital securities worldwide. His work at Cambridge University will be focused primarily on blockchain, FinTech and alternative finance.

“We are very grateful to have Bear on our advisory board, he has been instrumental in our goal to revolutionize the private capital markets,” said Oscar Jofre, co-founder and CEO at KoreConX. “Being appointed a Fellow in one of the most prestigious universities in the world only confirms once again the quality of our advisors, not only guiding us in our business strategy and approach but also directing the industry as a whole, educating and removing friction for innovation in the FinTech and alternative finance worlds.”

“My new role at Cambridge University’s Centre for Alternative Finance is focused on adoption and innovation around blockchain technologies and business models,” Bear said. “I look forward to continuing my advisory role at KoreConX to help Oscar and team continue to develop the business, building on the insight that CCAF’s independent publicly available research will deliver.”