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Juan Hernandez

Juan Hernandez
Juan M. Hernandez is the CEO of OpenFinance Network, the trading platform for security tokens and other alternative assets. Juan is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, and polymath experienced in financial markets, exchanges, and blockchain technology. He holds a CS degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
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Openfinance Named Finalist in Two Categories for the Prestigious 2020 Fund Intelligence & WSL Awards

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Jan 13, 2020 2:53:07 PM

It’s always great to begin the year on a positive note. Being named a two-time finalist for the Fund Intelligence Tech and WSL Awards 2020 is fantastic news for our hard-working team at Openfinance. The company is among four finalists for the categories “Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative by Exchange/ATS” and “Best Trading Platform - Overall.”

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Redesigning Real Estate with Digital Securities

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Jan 6, 2020 1:12:13 PM

We’ve all felt that hole burning in our wallets before, whether after the first paycheck at a new job or a hefty tax return. But what about when you have an extra $10,000 to spare? Have you ever turned that kind of money into a solid real estate investment? For all but lottery winners and the ultra-wealthy, the answer is likely a resounding “no.”

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Asset Focus: Real Assets

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Dec 16, 2019 11:18:32 AM

From oil and gas reserves to precious metals, real assets represent a broad range of investments – and a wealth of opportunities for investors.

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Democratizing Capital-Raising by Digitizing Reg A+ Securities

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Nov 12, 2019 12:47:10 PM

For decades, investing in private securities was only open to a small pool of qualified investors – until Regulation A+ changed the rules for good.

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How Can I Qualify to Trade on Openfinance?

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Oct 21, 2019 1:51:44 PM

While investors know that diversification is key in any portfolio, investing in private and non-listed securities has historically been easier said than done. Accessing deals is often challenging, buying a stake requires significant amounts of capital, and liquidating a position is all but impossible for investors.

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Is the IPO Slowly Dying?

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Oct 8, 2019 10:34:06 AM

At Facebook’s annual F8 conference earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg declared “the future is private” – but is that the case when it comes to investments?

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Asset Focus: Real Estate

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Sep 18, 2019 10:11:00 AM

Diversification. Capital appreciation. Protection from inflation. Real estate offers a slew of advantages that make it a natural fit for many investment portfolios. Since these assets aren’t typically tied to daily market ups and downs, investors often incorporate them alongside equities and fixed income. As part of a diversified portfolio, real estate can offer a more stable, long-term investment with the potential to grow in value and produce income, in some cases.

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The Venmo Effect: How Digitization Is Driving Peer-to-Peer Investing

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Sep 3, 2019 8:45:13 AM

Over the last several years, peer-to-peer payment apps like Venmo and Zelle have made it exponentially easier to transfer money among friends and family. While paying for your share of dinner or the gas bill once required visiting an ATM to get cash or writing a check that took days to clear, it’s now simple to settle tabs instantly with a few taps of a screen.

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Asset Focus: Hedge Funds

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Aug 13, 2019 9:03:00 AM

For sophisticated investors willing to take calculated risks, hedge funds can offer an attractive way to earn active returns while diversifying their portfolios. According to the SEC, there are currently over 9,000 hedge funds worldwide managing $3.6 trillion in assets. These funds pool resources from multiple investors to invest in a variety of related strategies, often betting that one security or sector will rise as another decreases in value. Getting both parts of the strategy right can lead to above-average returns for both the fund and its investors.

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Openfinance Wins Two IT World Awards

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Aug 8, 2019 1:02:57 PM

The team at Openfinance couldn’t be more excited about the recent news that we won two 2019 IT World Awards®! The company, with its first-to-market platform for trading digital securities, was awarded with a GOLD for Startup of the Year (USA) and SILVER for Hot IT Company of the Year.

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Topics: Awards

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