Official: Security Token Market Announces Partnership With Arca

Security Token Market
7 min readApr 12, 2022

MIAMI — April 12th, 2021 — Security Token Market (STM), a global leader of media and data for tokenized assets, has announced a partnership with Arca, a leading regulated financial institution in the digital asset space. With hundreds of security tokens currently tracked on the platform, STM is a platform to research and participate in the security token industry tracking tokenized assets with a combined market cap of over $4B, providing market intelligence on the breadth and depth of investment opportunities that investors and interested users seek.

We are excited to partner with Arca to provide support in educating sophisticated investors and institutions on the many benefits that security tokens and tokenization provides.

The partnership will consist of a six-part video series diving deep into the use-cases of security tokens for institutional adoption.

See our tentative schedule and topics list below:

“Tokenization for Institutions: What You Need to Know!”

  1. April 2022: How can we embrace innovation and tokenization? What is needed to create a robust digital asset securities market?
  2. May 2022: What can the digital security token industry do to remove barriers to entry for traditional institutions into the space?
  3. June 2022: Different use-cases of tokenization
  4. July 2022: Tokenization of real estate
  5. August 2022: Tokenization of insurance
  6. September 2022: Financial structures

We will have Jonah Schulman from Security Token Market, Peter Gaffney from Security Token Advisors, and various contributors from Arca participating in the video series.

Let’s meet the participants from STM:

Jonah Schulman is Head of Communications at STM and comes with a breadth of experience in the financial and blockchain sectors. He has been instrumental in building STM from virtually inception to its position as the unanimous leader in security token data and research. Prior to joining STM, Jonah had the opportunity to speak at conferences on behalf of various blockchain projects, as well as work as a financial consultant at Deloitte. Through his experience, he landed himself at the forefront of finance and blockchain via STM almost four years ago. Jonah also is the author of the 'What's Drippin' Newsletter' which promises subscribers they will laugh, learn, and stay at the forefront of finance every week. Jonah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami. Jonah is elated to sit down with Arca and provide his wisdom and insight about security tokens!

Peter Gaffney is the Head of Research at Security Token Advisors, where he seeks to develop the security token ecosystem and act as a connecting point among the industry’s many organizations and services. Peter leads research and implementation for a range of clients that engage in consulting services provided by STA. Co-founding a small-scale cryptocurrency investment firm in 2017, his foray into the digital assets space and experiences with private equity and ETFs provide a strong blend for leveraging the power of tokenization. Peter published The State of Security Tokens 2022 — a 72-page breakdown of the security token industry and ecosystem — and publishes weekly tokenization concepts in his Tokenize This series. Peter studied Economics and Applied Statistics at the University of Michigan, and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Let’s meet the participants from Arca:

Jerald David is President at Arca Labs. In his role, Jerald leads the innovation division responsible for creating registered digital securities and tokenized funds in partnership with financial companies. Jerald has over 17 years of executive team experience for both Fortune 500 and startup exchanges including CME, NYMEX, GreenX, and the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME). As one of the first employees at GreenX and DME, he helped build two successful global exchanges. Jerald holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business with a minor in Government from Franklin and Marshall College.

Annelise is the Head of Institutional for Arca Labs. In this role, Annelise is responsible for overseeing activities related to large-scale financial institutions, asset managers, and established companies in the financial and digital asset space. Annelise joins Arca Labs with over 20 years of experience in finance, credit, real estate, risk, structuring, governance, and digital assets. She previously worked in the digital asset space as COO of Propellr and spent 12 years at Moody’s Investor Service running commercial real estate teams within the structured finance group. Annelise holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The College of William and Mary.

Anthony is Head of Growth at Arca Labs. In his role, Anthony is responsible for the firm’s distribution, strategy, and roll-out of the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund and the development of SEC-regulated digital asset securities. Before joining Arca, Anthony was a Managing Director for ConsenSys Digital Securities, responsible for the firm’s sell-side origination and structuring. Anthony has over 20 years of investment banking and trading experience at leading firms, including HSBC Securities and Guggenheim Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the State University College at Buffalo and FINRA Series 7, 52 & 63 licenses.

Jeff Dorman is Chief Investment Officer at Arca. In his role, Jeff leads the investment committee and is responsible for portfolio sizing and risk management. Jeff has over 17 years of trading and asset management experience at leading firms including Merrill Lynch and Citadel, where he oversaw trading of over $100 million in proprietary capital. Jeff also served as COO of Harvest Exchange, a FinTech company that is widely utilized by asset managers and investors. Jeff is a CFA charter holder and holds a BA in Finance and Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Rayne Steinberg is Chief Executive Officer at Arca. In his role, Rayne leads the overall direction of the company and is responsible for securities structuring and risk management. Rayne has a rich history of financial and entrepreneurial success with nearly two decades of experience. Prior to founding Arca, Rayne co-founded an asset management company, WisdomTree. There, he was responsible for raising capital, creating intellectual property, and building and overseeing the sales team responsible for raising $50 billion in ETF AUM. Rayne holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business.

About Security Token Market

Security Token Market is the leading brand in the security token industry, with a highly engaged audience of over 15,000 users from over 150 countries each month. We currently track over 200 tokenized assets across 10+ different live marketplaces worldwide.

Security Token Market is also an industry influencer via its various social media channels. The Security Token Market (@stomarket) Twitter account is the cultural epicenter of the security token industry, delivering high-quality research and validation for the industry, positive support and recognition for developing projects and communities, and attentive engagement within its own community. This commitment to public branding results in millions of recurring impressions across its published content, thought leadership, collaborative efforts, and memes each month. Leading CEOs, investors, authors, and professors consistently engage with our daily content.

About Security Token Advisors

Security Token Advisors (STA) is the original consulting company in the industry, advising the first security token offerings (STOs) as early as 2017. The US and global market infrastructure for digital securities has since developed to the point where institutional issuers are considering alternatives to traditional financing and liquidity solutions.

STA advises businesses, technology providers, industry service providers, and even blockchain protocols to help them create new partnerships and to optimize their service offerings for the marketplace. STA helps clients understand the security token technology and legal framework in order to apply it to their business.

Security Token Advisors (STA) act as your trusted guide through multiple stages such as structuring the investment, regulatory requirements, tokenization strategy, vendor selection, STO project management, marketing approach, distribution strategy, and liquidity solutions. Clients choose STA for deep industry experience, STO process optimization, and targeted introductions to the most relevant vendors at each stage of the process.

About Arca:

Arca is an asset management firm investing and innovating in digital assets. Our mission is to offer asset management products that meet the operational, compliance, legal, and regulatory standards needed for sophisticated investors to gain exposure to digital assets. Arca’s product set includes actively-managed hedge funds, passive vehicles, and a first-to-market blockchain transferred fund (“BTFs”), developed by our innovation division, Arca Labs. Arca was the first to launch a registered fund to issue shares via the blockchain, integrating blockchain’s peer-to-peer technology and instant settlement features with traditional investment vehicles. Arca’s founders and senior team members have worked in traditional finance and FinTech across many asset classes. Now, we are working to bring the best of traditional finance practices to digital assets to deliver the right product to the right investor at the right time. Arca Capital Management (dba Arca Labs) is an SEC-registered investment adviser located in Los Angeles, CA.

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