EQI: Banking, financial services, and technology company
Aims to launch the world's first licensed & fully regulated offshore bank
Jason qualified as a UK attorney and was the Country Manager of Berrmans Lace Mawer, specalising in financial services. He went on to manage legal and compliance for over 90 countries for Sun Microsystems, overseeing over $1.5bn a year in transactions.
He later became the CEO of Financial Partners (Bank) with over 12,000 clients and US$1.2bn AUA. He is the founder of Cayman Enterprise City and Cayman Commodities and Derivative Exchange. He served on the Board of the Cayman Islands Government Special Economic Zone Authority.
Rob Worked for HP as European Marketing Director; the IT industry trade association, CSSA (now TechUK) as Director General; and was CEO of a number of fast growing companies in the UK and Japan. Rob has an MBA, holds Chartered status as a Director, Engineer, and Marketer; is a fellow of the RSA, IoD, ISSM and BCS; a Liveryman of the IT Livery Company (where he chairs the Entrepreneur Panel); and is a Visiting Senior Fellow at Cass Business School.
Christopher has worked for Longitude (Cayman) Ltd. (“Longitude”) for over twelve years. Longitude is an exempt company, incorporated in the Cayman Islands in 1995 and regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority under the Securities Investment Business Law.
Christopher remains responsible for the full range of accounting and financial administrative work including verification of Net Asset Values, preparation of financial statements and internal reports, daily maintenance of portfolio databases and analysis of potential investment opportunities.
Furthermore, Christopher is a member of the Investment Committee and is responsible for the oversight of several client accounts.
DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY
John is an innovator and architect in the digital economy, with a recognized expertise in financial technology and a passion for social impact innovation and financial inclusion.
John has a track record of creating breakthrough business models by harnessing network capital to identify patterns created by market needs, inefficiencies and new technologies. With the mission to create value for individuals, corporates, investors and society.
John’s is currently leading a synergistic group of operating companies at the intersect of Human capacity and Machine learning with a focus on cyber security, regulation and innovation.
This initiative was created following a research project funded by the sale of Redkite, a company John co-founded to disrupt the regulatory technology market by delivering a cloud-based real-time solution at a low price point. With the ambition to solve the problem of detecting insider trading and benchmark manipulation high-frequency trading. Redkite was acquired by NICE Systems (Nasdaq : NICE). Redkite was formed after a decade building new business units within capital markets, notably at JP Morgan.
DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE STRATEGY
Bruno is a global expert in establishing and operating commodity exchanges. Bruno has worked extensively with the IFC World Bank and was the Chief Strategy Officer for ABX Australia, where he implemented the global strategy for the launch the exchange, including creating all contracts, rules, matching engine and trading architecture.
Bob is a professional investor and advisor to early-stage, growth companies and thematic investors, with a particular focus on fintech, blockchain and software.
Bob works at Hg Capital, a London-based private equity firm with c. $10bn AUM, and has been involved in a number of its investments, including Ullink, Dada and PSF.
Previously, Bob worked at Silver Lake Partners, a $40bn AUM tech-focused private equity fund, where he focused on multi-billion dollar investments in Europe and the US.
Having worked with companies such as Google, Rothschild and European Directories SA, Bob is leveraging his professional investment background to advise EQI on fundraising, strategic partnerships and internal operations topics.
REGULATORY STANDARDS AND RULEBOOK
Giles sits on the ISO Standards board for Blockchain. 21 years with Ernst & Young, qualifying as a chartered accountant before moving into business and technology risk management and advisory services. Giles also founded and led Ernst & Young’s Technology Due Diligence and Post-Transaction Advisory practice, which became the largest such practice in the world advising on over 500 corporate and private equity transactions. More recently Giles founded a Privacy Advisory business which was acquired by KPMG.
- Crowdsale (46.5%)
- Private Sale (5%)
- Executive team (5%)
- Reserve & CDPS (20%)
- Community development (6%)
- Founders & seed (17.5%)
- Banking System (35%)
- Operations (10%)
- Exchange systems (10%)
- Settlement systems (7.5%)
- Custody sevices (5%)
- P2P Platform (5%)
- Marketing (7.5%)
- Integration & technology (10%)
- Legal & Finance (5%)
- Licensing (5%)
Cost of the token2000 tokens for 1 eth
Price without discounts
Pre-ICO Stage 1 - 600%
Pre-ICO Stage 2 - 400%
Pre-ICO Stage 3 - 200%
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WHAT IS THE MINIMUM INVESTMENT ?
Our Pre-ICO has a minimum of 1 Ether. There is no maximum.
IS THERE A BOUNTY OR AFFILIATE PROGRAM?
Details on the bounty will be released 18th of May.
WHICH EXCHANGES WILL OFFER YOUR COIN?
Tokens will be purchased directly from EQI during the ICO. EQI tokens may be traded on secondary exchanges after the ICO in 2018 in addition to public regulated exchanges.
DO I NEED A SPECIAL WALLET FOR THE TOKENS?
You will need an ERC20 compatible wallet to store your EQI tokens. We recommend to use the MetaMask plugin for Chrome as it is the easiest way and does most of the work for you.
HOW CAN I BE SURE THIS ISN’T A SCAM?
EQI is unique:
EQI’s seed partner is Longitude (Cayman) Ltd. (“LKY”), a securities investment advisor and manager registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. The Company, incorporated in February 1995, boasts a proven track record of over twenty-three years for multi-manager hedge fund portfolios and managed accounts. LKY is part of the Longitude Group, a global asset manager/wealth manager with over USD 500M in AUM. For more information on Longitude Group please click here.
The project and company structure was launched and registered in 2015.
The EQI team is comprised of UK and European banking, exchange and blockchain experts that have held leadership positions with preeminent global institutions, including: HSBC, Credit Suisse, UBS, HP, EDS, Sun Microsystems, the Government of the Cayman Islands, the Government of Bermuda, IFC World Bank, Berrymans Lace Mawer, NCR, Cable & Wireless, Sony Ericsson, Computer Associates, Centura Software, ABX Australia, Barclays Rise, KPMG, McGraw-Hill and Ernst & Young.
EQI team members are qualified/licensed with the UK Digital Currency Association, ISO Standards Committee for Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Foundation, British Computer Society, the Law Society of England and Wales, European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Swiss Bank Academy, Australian Institute of Management, Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, Cayman Island’s Chamber of Commerce, IT Livery Company, Royal Society for Arts, Institute of Directors, Fellow at Cass Business School, CFA Society of the Cayman Islands, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales.
EQI has already applied for its Class B Banking License in the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands.
EQI has already agreed terms to purchase an existing bank in CARICOM.
EQI has appointed a global accounting firm to audit the EQI Token Sale.
EQI is launching a production ready and proven ‘enterprise grade’ exchange platform in August 2018.
CAYMAN ISLANDS MONETARY AUTHORITY (“CIMA”)
CIMA’s recently released a public advisory to help investors understand the risks involved with investing in the ICO space.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS WITH A BANK LICENSE?
Unlike others, EQI has spent over two years working on all elements of the proposed bank and its license, including capitalization, core banking solutions, staffing, products, process and procedures. We have included our Compliance Manual and KYC and AML/CDD processes on the website. We have already applied for our first banking license as a Class B Bank in the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands. If the license is not granted expeditiously or if a problem occurs, EQI has already agreed terms to purchase an existing bank in CARICOM. We are also looking at the option of taking minority positions in existing banks in the broader Commonwealth as a further safeguard. Risks are set out in the White Paper and Token Sale Agreement.
I’M FROM XXXXX, CAN I INVEST?
We are sorry, but EQI Tokens are not being offered or distributed to U.S. persons or Chinese persons.
Citizen, resident of, or a person located or domiciled in, the United States of America including its states, territories or the District of Columbia or any entity, including, without limitation, any corporation or partnership created or organized in or under the laws of the United States of America ↑
Citizen, resident of, or a person located or domiciled in, or any entity, including, without limitation, any corporation or partnership created or organized in or under the laws of the People’s Republic of China ↑
WHAT PAYMENT IS ACCEPTED DURING THE TOKEN SALE?
We accept Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrencies. Investors can avoid transaction fees and receive the highest number of tokens by paying with ETH.
PRICE ON EXCHANGES AFTER THE ICO?
Secondary markets are not controlled by EQI. We hope the trading price will rise steadily as we launch the full suite of innovative banking, trading, custody, lending, clearing and settlement services for fiat and cryptocurrencies.
CAN I CALL TO SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH SOMEONE AT EQI?
EQI offers additional customer services to individuals investing over USD$250,000. Please contact our investor relations team at [email protected] and we will get in touch with you.
CAN I PARTNER WITH EQI?
We will be appointing Channel Development Partners in selected jurisdictions to represent EQI and grow together. You can email to us for opportunities at [email protected]
CAN I WORK FOR EQI?
Thanks for your interest. You can email us for opportunities at [email protected]