Interview with Timothy Co-founder at Spread-it & Winnie Lee CEO and Co-founder at Spread-it

By Gary Lam

Post on 14/02/2019

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Winnie Lee 

CEO & Co-Founder at Spread-it

Timothy Ng

Co-Founder at Spread-it

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ACC: Please tell us about the company and the services you offer?

FL:  We started Spread-It in January 2016.

Spread-it runs a platform matching brands with micro-influencers for marketing campaigns. We are one of the largest micro-influencers platform in Hong Kong with more than 10,000+ Spreadians. Our mission is to become the TRENDIEST & COOLEST HUB for teenagers to enjoy the best products and experiences around the world.

ACC: Could you share with us how do you achieve today’s success? 

FL: Any CEO will tell you that if you do not innovate your business will fail. This is certainly very true of the financial services sector. We need to always look to adapt and develop our services to remain competitive. For ADS HK we are focused on two main areas, regulation and technology. These are the drivers of change within our industry and we must always look at the way we provide our services based on the changes which are taking placed in these areas. Following the global financial crisis of 2008 central banks introduced tighter regulation to protect traders. We fully support this approach, but it is our job to provide the best possible services, within the scope of the regulations, which give our clients the tools they need to manage their investments. The way that we do this is through the development of proprietary technology which provides the support and the products that our clients are looking for. The latest generation of technology offers the visibility and reporting traders need to be able to manage risk and also provides the transparency which regulators require. So, for ADS HK, the way to maintain sustainable growth and grow our market share is through investment in technology, strict adherence to regulations and a focus on innovation.

ACC: What is the company’s direction in coming 3 years?

FL: The financial services industry is always evolving and at the moment we could potentially be at a point of great change within the industry. There has been a lot of talk about of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. This tends to polarize views but a number of very smart people have realized that ‘blockchain’, the system at the heart of cryptocurrencies, has the potential to revolutionize the financial services sector and create a system that could gave have a level of impact on investing which we have not seen in the last 50 years. At ADS Securities we will continue to develop our products and services and provide the support that our clients need, but I think in the next three years we will start to see the real significance of blockchain technology coming into effect and I would like to think that we may be part of this next stage in the development of the financial services sector.

ACC: Thank you Francis!! Happy New Year to you!

ACC: What is the company’s direction in coming 3 years?

FL: The financial services industry is always evolving and at the moment we could potentially be at a point of great change within the industry. There has been a lot of talk about of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. This tends to polarize views but a number of very smart people have realized that ‘blockchain’, the system at the heart of cryptocurrencies, has the potential to revolutionize the financial services sector and create a system that could gave have a level of impact on investing which we have not seen in the last 50 years. At ADS Securities we will continue to develop our products and services and provide the support that our clients need, but I think in the next three years we will start to see the real significance of blockchain technology coming into effect and I would like to think that we may be part of this next stage in the development of the financial services sector.

ACC: Thank you Francis!! Happy New Year to you!

About Francis

Mr. Francis Lee

Francis is a forex, derivatives and risk management expert. Prior to joining ADS Securities, he served as Managing Director and Regional Head for Greater China at Saxo Bank, and as Managing Director for FXCM Asia. Francis is widely recognized as the pioneer for the forex business in Asia, having set the industry standard for the regional institutional and retail trading business.

 

Francis is also a published academic, author and commentator on foreign exchange markets, and remains a guest lecturer at the Department of Economic at Fu Jen Catholic University, his alma mater. He completed his post-graduate studies in Visual Communication at the Pratt Institute in New York, and earned his masters of business administration from Lubin Business School at Pace University. Since 2009, Mr Lee has been a PhD candidate at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

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