Nick Cowan Founder Gibraltar Stock Exchange

World Trade Centre - 6 Bayside Road Gibraltar, GX11 1AA Gibraltar
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, 6:30 PM (CET)

About this event

Nick Cowan has over 30 years investment industry experience in Developed and Emerging Markets including five years as the Global Head of Equities for ING Barings serving as a Member of Executive Committee. Responsible for 2,500 employees in 43 countries, including 40 stock exchange memberships as well as numerous restructurings, turnarounds, acquisitions and divestments. He is currently the founder and Managing Director of The Gibraltar Stock Exchange. 

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange is licensed by the Financial Services Commission (the Gibraltar regulator and competent authority) and has been open since 2014. It operates two markets: the Main Market, an EU regulated market recognised by ESMA and by the United Kingdom’s tax authority (HMRC) under S1005 (1)(b) Income Tax Act 2007; and the Global Market, a self-regulated market which is a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) as defined under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2004 (MiFID). 

Recently GSX has created the Blockchain Innovation Centre (BIC) as part of its ongoing drive to embrace newest technologies and combine them with the best practices from the GSX’s traditional regulated domain. As from the 26th September, the Gibraltar Stock Exchange is now part of Hyperledger, the open source collaborative to enhance cross-industry blockchain technologies.

Arrival: 5.30 pm

Drinks & Networking

Fireside Chat : 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Drinks, Canapes & Networking

*Tickets are available online or if not previously purchased door payment will be available.

Gibraltar's Financial Services Commission release of a draft of its upcoming regulatory framework for firms offering blockchain services set to come into effect from January 2018 together with their own announcements and setting up a stock exchange locally will be the topic for our November Fireside Chat.


  • Nick Cowan

    Nick Cowan


    Nick formed GSX as Managing Director and cofounder in 2012. In November 2014 GSX received its full license and formally opened the Gibraltar Stock Exchange. He is a specialist in investment business with over 30 years experience working in both Japan and Europe.

    Born in England, Nick started work in 1984 working in Newton Asset Management in London before moving into investment banking...

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  • When

    Thursday, Nov 16
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (CET)


    World Trade Centre
    6 Bayside Road GibraltarGX11 1AA

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