Lisa Seim has traded and sold treasury products for various financial institutions in Austria, Germany and NYC in the mid 80s and 90s. In July of 2011, she realized the markets were lost and stuck between the new regulatory mandates of Dodd Frank regulatory reform and coming to terms with the fact that legacy technologies had little capacity to handle the new regulatory environment. Transparency and managing risk became at the top of everyone’s list. Lisa decided to establish Strategic Exchanges to help financial firms navigate through this new and very difficult path. She now steers financial institutions towards innovative solutions that will help them adhere to the new regulatory mandates.
Lisa Seim presently engages over seventeen different firms that address various issues on the way trades are executed, processed, reported and settled within the framework of the new regulatory mandates. Her consortium members currently comprise of data, research and analytics companies, aggregation services and applications, trade surveillance systems, clearing house services, legal services around financial technology applications, collateral and liquidity managements systems along with lightweight, web-based portfolio management solutions. Through roundtable discussions Lisa’s consortium members provide the latest tools to address the mandates as they are enacted.
Lisa completed the equivalent of a masters degree in International Law & Finance in Vienna, Austria and continues to stay on top of the global regulatory mandates and its impact on the financial industry.