London/Dublin, 24 November 2023: ALT21, a leading hedging technology company, welcomes Ann Stock to its board of directors.
Ann has previously served as the CEO of Vanguard Group (Ireland) Ltd. This position offered Ann a deep understanding of the robust financial services ecosystem. Ann’s career has spanned across global financial centers, including Tokyo, Philadelphia, London, and Dublin, reflecting a diverse international perspective which aligns with ALT21’s continued global expansion.
The Board announcement follows the Company’s recently closed USD 21mio (19.4mio EUR) million funding round, one of the largest pre-series A funding rounds in Europe so far this year, to support the next stage of its growth.
Ann Stock is a seasoned expert in Audit, Risk, Corporate Governance, and Compliance With over 40 years of experience in financial services, she will bring guidance to support ALT21’s ambition to scale and solve the problems for many SME’s in a fast, but controlled manner.
Commenting on her new position, Ann said:
“I am excited to be part of Alt21’s journey, a company that stands out for its commitment to building a robust and effective foundation to support the future scalability for clients and partners. Alt21’s strategic investments in technology in order to drive efficiency resonate deeply with my own passion for fostering innovative growth. I am eager to contribute my expertise to further propel the company’s ambitious vision, ensuring we not only lead in the present but are well-prepared to excel in the future of the fintech industry.”
ALT21 CEO, Pritesh Ruparel expressed his support of Ann’s addition:
“We are thrilled to welcome Ann Stock to our board at this pivotal time in Alt21’s growth. Ann’s impressive track record in financial services aligns perfectly with our strategic direction. Her expertise will not only strengthen our board’s capabilities but also ensure that Alt21 continues to be at the forefront of technology and service excellence in the industry for the long-run.”
ALT21 is focused on making hedging solutions easy and accessible.
Its end-to-end platform for FX hedging, offered as a SaaS and managed service, allows financial and non-financial institutions to provide hedging services that are simple to understand, low-cost, and self-service, significantly increasing adoption among SMEs.
ALT 21 Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 783837) is a company registered in England and Wales (number 10723112). The registered address is 45 Eagle Street, London WC1R 4FS, United Kingdom. The parent company, Assure Hedge Limited, is incorporated in Ireland (No. 578153) with its registered office at 2 Dublin Landings, Dublin DO1 V4A3, Ireland.