HONG KONG, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lion Group Holding Ltd. ("Lion" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: LGHL), operator of an all-in-one trading platform that offers a wide spectrum of products and services with a focus on Chinese investors, today announced Mr. Guandong (Gordon) Wang has been appointed as a director of the Board of Directors (the "Board") on January 6, 2021.
Mr. Wang has approximately 14 years of financial industry background and approximately 10 years of quantitative trading and technology-related experience. Since 2016, Mr. Wang has been the chairman and general manager of Smart Alpha Asset Management Company and the general manager of Li Hai Hong King Co., Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Wang has served in executive and senior leadership positions at a variety of companies, including Ping An Pioneer Capital Ltd., Ping An Securities Group (Holdings) Limited, AllstonTrading LLC., Transmarket Group, Citadel Investment Group, and Bank of America. Mr. Wang started his trading career from Citadel High Frequency Trading (HFT) group and gained his all-around skills in electronic market making and trading. He founded Ping An Pioneered Capital and managed over 10 Billion RMB quantitative funds. During the same time, he was also the head of Investment and Trading Division of Ping An Securities in charge of TRS and prop trading business. Mr. Wang received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Peking University in China in 1998, his master of science's degree in computer science and engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2001, and his master of science's degree in computer science and engineering from Washington University in the USA in 2006, where he was also a PhD candidate and served as a research associate.
Mr. Chunning (Wilson) Wang, Chief Executive Officer at Lion, commented, "Mr. Wang's diverse background and ample experience will be valuable as he plays a key role in Lion's TRS trading business, which is expected to boost the Company's revenue in the near future. His expertise will complement the Board's existing skill set and provide valuable insight moving forward as we continue to deliver our services and develop innovative products to support the needs of our customers."
Lion Group Holding Ltd. (NASDAQ: LGHL) operates an all-in-one trading platform that offers a wide spectrum of products and services with a focus on Chinese investors. Through its state-of-the-art technology, Lion offers contract-for-difference (CFD) trading, insurance brokerage, futures brokerage, and securities brokerage on its platform, which can be accessed through applications available on the iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS systems. Lion's customers are well-educated and affluent Chinese individual investors residing both inside and outside the PRC as well as institutional clients in Hong Kong. Additional information may be found at http://ir.liongrouphl.com.
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