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Anatoliy Knyazev

Anatoliy Knyazev Exante

From an early age Anatoliy Knyazev, one of the co-founders of the global investment company Exante, has been interested in science, computation, mathematics and statistics. Only later on in life, his career showed him how to combine all of these diverse interests in one fruitful vocation. Up until then he interchangeably pursued these subjects academically. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as a Master's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Anatoliy's Education

Following his studies, he acquired professional experience working as a software developer in an multinational company – Netcracker Technology Corp. that is a provider of business support system (BSS), operations support systems (OSS) and software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions. This experience has been paramount in combining Anatoliy Knyazev's extensive academic knowledge with real-life professional experience. It is for this reason that Anatoliy's experience in software development has served as one of the main reasons behind Exante's technological supremacy.

Trader Career

In parallel to his work, in the mid-2000s, Anatoliy also began applying his fluency in mathematics to trading. An expert in cybernetics and computational mathematics, he sought arbitrage by trading with derivatives versus their underlying assets, seeking mispricings in either. His extensive experience enabled him to quickly acquire the skill and expertise needed to become a professional trader. This opened doors to a new community of like-minded individuals, who were eager to explore the options offered by algorithmic trading. As a result, Anatoliy Knyazev established relationships with global partners, brokers and banks and was able to create a counterparty network. One of these meetings led him to become acquainted with Alexey Kirienko – future friend and co-founder of Exante.

Creation of a EXANTE Brokerage Company

In 2007, Anatoliy began using his skills as a software developer in his trading ventures. He began by setting up settlers on North American platforms by writing his own trading software. This was a turning point in Knyazev's thinking as it enabled him to understand that it is significantly more profitable to develop proprietary solutions for trading rather than using tools developed by others. This was the birth of Exante. In 2011, together with other developers and fellow co-founders Alexei Kirienko and Gatis Eglitis they launched the brokerage business Exante.

As an avid admirer of the liberty brought by the world wide web, Anatoliy Knyazev has always been a passionate ambassador of cryptocurrency and the benefits it brings in homogenizing and unifying the global financial systems. Since the founding of the company, Anatoliy Knyazev has strived to position it at the forefront of the cryptocurrency debate, introducing a range of instruments on Exante's proprietary trading platform and displaying the benefits of cryptocurrency trading to the wider community of investors around the world.

In addition to his work on developing Exante, Anatoliy Knyazev has taken part in a multitude of conferences around the world, discussing the benefits of cryptocurrencies.