Vincent Molinari is the CEO of Liquid Markets Group, CEO of Liquid M Capital, LLC (FINRA Registered Broker Dealer), its ATS, Liquidity M, and Founder of Templum, LLC. Mr. Molinari was previously the CEO and Co-Founder of Gate Global Impact, Inc and is a co-founder and co-chair of the Blockchain Commission. Mr. Molinari has nearly 3 decades of experience as a licensed person in the securities industry where he began his career at Lehman Brothers and later at Janney Montgomery Scott.
Mr. Molinari is a nationally recognized Thought Leader in the investment industry and is an active Global Speaker on Market Infrastructure, Capital Formation, Impact Investing, and The JOBS Act. He has also served as the Correspondent for Impact Investing for Clear Channel. He has been invited to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, and Government Sponsored Enterprises. Mr. Molinari has also testified before The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies regarding secondary market liquidity. He has participated in authoring 16 Comment Letters to the SEC, Proposals for Rule Changes, and Amendments to Securities Laws. Vince also led authorship of a Patent for Systems and Methods for Trading, Clearing and Settling Securities Transactions Using Blockchain Technology. In addition, he consults with members of Congress and Senate on these issues.
He believes new market infrastructure brings transparency, efficiency, and liquidity to the unstructured global alternative asset markets His vision is based on the core beliefs that “actionable knowledge” drives investments and that technology can close the gap between traditional and emerging alternative markets. Vince believes opening the private market for investment can spearhead economic growth and job creation. The company’s initiatives in Impact Investing reflect a commitment to bringing positive change through financial innovation and access to capital.
He has established and operated innovative Alternative Trading Systems (ATS) and Quotation Bureau for 144A and Private Securities. He also helped to create taxonomies and unique identifiers for the clearance, settlement and depository for these unregistered securities. Additionally, he formed and operated a Qualified Matching Service (QMS) for LPs pursuant to a Private Letter Ruling from the US Department of Treasury.
Mr. Molinari has vast international experience, having established financial services partnerships in China, South Korea, the UK and India. He also formed innovative Public-Private partnerships with organizations including United Nations Global Compact and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC.)
Mr. Molinari has been very active in industry initiatives and forums. For example, he is a Founding Member and First Co-Chair of Crowd Funding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), and a Founding Member of Crowd Funding Professional Association (CFPA). Moreover, Mr. Molinari was directly responsible for acting as an advocate in industry forums, focusing on bringing regulatory framework to bear and facilitating investor protection through not only information availability and access to liquidity.
Mr. Molinari is also an active speaker on issues related to capital markets and early- stage companies, and regularly speaks at events around the world, lately with particular focus on Market Infrastructure, Impact Investing, and the JOBS Act.
Mr. Molinari has been quoted and published in a wide range of business media including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg News, CNNTech, CSRwire, TechCrunch, TriplePundit Advance Trading and Securities Technology Monitor.
Some of his Awards and Honors include: United Nations Global Compact 2013 Leaders Summit Delegate, 2014 Kingonomics Emancipation of Capital Award: Emerging Markets, 2016 Impact Frederick Douglas Award: Male Champion of Global Women’s Equality, and IGD Frontier 100 Leader. He also serves on various Boards as a Global Advisory Council Member including IMPACT Leadership 21, Operation Water, and Cornerstone Capital Group. He is a speaker for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as well as the U.S. Department of State- International Visitor Leadership Program.