Create, Grow and Multiply Investor Value with your own Digital Bank

Thursday, November 17, 2022

4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ziad K. Abdelnour

Moderator, Chairman & Founder of the Financial Policy Council

Eraj Akhtar

Chief Futures Officer at CrowdPoint Technologies

Vladimir Lounegov

FinTech Inventor and CEO of Mbanq

Rachel Moore

President of Carbon Blanc.

Lars Rottweiler

CTO and Co-Founder of Mbanq

Sergio Terentev

CEO and Founder of B9

Create, Grow and Multiply Investor Value with your own Digital Bank

You are cordially invited on behalf of the Financial Policy Council’s Board of Directors, to our next Financial Policy Council power summit featuring a panel discussion about Creating, Growing and Multiplying Investor Value with your own Digital Bank. You don’t want to miss this thanks to our Event Sponsors Mbanq and the Financial Policy Council.


Event Sponsor

TOPIC: Create, Grow and Multiply Investor Value with your own Digital Bank

DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2022

TIME: 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

LOCATION: The Penn Club of New York City, 30 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036 at the Tarnopol room

EVENT SYNOPSIS: Examining insider secrets of creating, licensing, and operating digital financial services to create wealth.

An exceptional learning and wealth creation opportunity is brought to you by the Financial Policy Council together with Mbanq.

We will show you how to join the financial industry starting at the very top – as a founder and owner of your own digital bank!

Wealth creators take notice – this event will demonstrate exactly what it takes to build your own bank. Mbanq’s C-Suite executives and Banking-as-a-Service experts will teach aspiring entrepreneurs about the realities of the digital financial world.

Mbanq has already created and operates over 50 banks and Credit Unions in partnership with its clients. “A good starting point is to adapt existing technology with your own out-of-the-box thinking.”

Find out if you have what it takes to be the next owner of a digital bank. We look forward to your participation.

Some of the most salient topics that will be discussed:

* How do digital banks work? Choosing a niche
* What’s the profit potential?
* What are the risks?
* Finance is highly regulated – untangling regulatory and compliance
* Is the technology as complicated as it seems?
* How are FinTechs valued and how can I raise investor capital?
* How do banks make money and can I join the party?
* What are the pillars that underpin profitability?
* What’s better, growth or profit?
* How does lending drive up valuations?
* Is there a blueprint for success?


SPECIAL NOTE: Mr. Abdelnour will be signing up his latest book “Start-Up Saboteurs: How Incompetence, Ego, and Small Thinking Prevent True Wealth Creation”  to be provided to all for FREE.



Ziad K. Abdelnour is Founder, President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc. a private “family office” in the business of originating, structuring & acting as equity investor in strategic corporate investments.

Founder & Chairman of the Board of the Financial Policy Council ; a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designed to give its select group of supporters the opportunity to have direct face-to-face dialogue with the nation’s quintessential power brokers and policymakers

Author of the bestselling book “Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics” and of the upcoming book ” Startup Saboteurs: How Incompetence, Ego, and Small Thinking Prevent True Wealth Creation” to be published in Summer 2019.

Mr. Abdelnour has over 30 year experience on Wall Street backing over 125 companies & serial entrepreneurs worth in aggregate over 20 billion dollars in the private equity, high yield bond and distressed debt markets.

He holds a MBA in Finance Summa Cum Laude from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania & BS in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from the American University of Beirut

Today, Mr. Abdelnour continues to be featured in hundreds of media channels and publications every year and is widely seen as one of the top business leaders by millions around the world.

He was just recently been featured as one of the 500 Most Influential CEOs in the World.  Richtopia. 24 December 2015.



Eraj Akhtar is the Chief Futures Officer at CrowdPoint Technologies, a blockchain ecosystem digital platform provider powered by Big Data, AI, and compaction technologies.

Eraj is a prolific technology investor, entrepreneur and futurist who has founded and grown award-winning, multimillion-dollar companies with multiple successful exits.

His professional focus is on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity and the intricate overlapping worlds of human behavior and mathematics.


Vladimir Lounegov is a FinTech inventor and CEO of Mbanq, a US-based banking and Credit Union technology provider and one of the most successful FinTechs in the world.

Previously, he co-founded PwC’s FinTech practice and worked in high level roles at EY and KPMG. Throughout his career Vlad has collaborated closely with the most influential financial institutions in the world such as Citigroup and Barclays, as well as FinTech leaders like LendingClub and cutting-edge innovators including Google.

Vlad’s key skills are technology innovation and the ability to assemble and inspire top FinTech teams, and to build ecosystems of investors, partners and developers.


Rachel Moore is the President of Carbon Blanc, a sustainability FinTech platform. She is an award-winning architect and technology innovator.

Previously, Rachel was at renowned architectural firm Bruner/Cott & Associates. Among her achievements as an architect are Markim Hall – The Institute for Global Citizen at Macalester University – a LEED Platinum-certified building.

She is a passionate technologist who previously launched the development of an online collaboration portal that enables thousands of mid-market SaaS companies connect with target customers and generate millions in new annual recurring revenue.


Lars A. Rottweiler is the CTO and co-founder of Mbanq, a US-based global, Banking as a Service (BaaS) provider. He is a banking transformation expert and an influencer in digital and blockchain banking.

Lars is a former Deutsche Bank, PwC, Accenture and Infosys Senior Executive.

Lars has also lectured at renowned institutes including Stanford University and the University of Liechtenstein.


Sergio Terentev is the CEO and founder of B9, a hugely successful personal finance platform that provides early access to paychecks for hard working Americans.

Sergio is a serial tech entrepreneur and business leader with over 15 years of experience building successful financial ventures across more than 10 markets in North America, Latin America, and Asia.

Previously, he was the co-founder and CEO of NASDAQ-listed consumer FinTech company (QIWI:US), Board Member and CEO – Americas at 4Finance, a leading consumer FinTech with operations across 15 countries), and the CEO of its Asian operations APAC. Before that Sergio started his career in financial law as an attorney in banking, corporate, private, and public finance at international law firm of Hogan Lovells (formerly Hogan Hartson).


Business Attire Required – Open Bar – Hors  d’oeuvres Served.

Ticket Info:

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 14, 2022 (space is limited)

Registration fee: $50.  Please register in here.

Location:  The Penn Club of New York, 30 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036 at the Tarnopol Room