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Who We Are

Founders Investment Society (“FIS”) is a community of aspiring established traders and investment professionals that aspires to grow a breadth of perspectives in financial markets. Members and participants in FIS come from a variety of countries and backgrounds, and we continually strive to expand. FIS is founded and supported by XMonetae Capital, a multi-strategy, quantitative investment management firm based in New York City. 

FIS hosts competitions and events to build a new community within rapidly-evolving financial markets. For information on our events/competitions, please see here.

Our Mission:

Founders Investment Society's mission is to create an ecosystem that fosters and nurtures interest in trading financial instruments and to identify individuals with high trading potential from non-professional trading backgrounds.  We believe that trading and financial markets should not just be accessible to a select group of the population, and we believe that diverse perspectives broaden markets. Founders Investment Society endeavors to serve as a bridge between access and opportunity.

Our Team:

Julian Marchese

XMonetae Capital

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Joe Cox

XMonetae Capital

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Special Advisor
Mike Meth

Blockchain Author,

Florida State University

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Competition Organizer
Mei I Lai

University of Toronto

Finance BComm (2022)

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Competition Organizer
Dragos Cocosila

Bocconi University

MSc Finance (2021)

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