The Evai.io Story
Evai is unveiling two pioneering approaches to cryptocurrency investment. The first is the Evai ERC20 token that is available for investors to purchase and will also be used to reward developers who support the evolution of our unique ratings system.
The ultimate objective of the Evai business is to deliver an unbiased ratings system that is fit for purpose in an environment of rapidly advancing technology. It was conceived in response to the failure of financial ratings in the run up to and following the 2008 financial crisis.
How does Evai.io work?
The Evai.io unbiased crypto ratings system is called 'The Bridge' and will
generate ratings based on 6 core criteria,
which will be underpinned by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to optimise the ratings.
LiquidityAn important consideration when investing in any type of asset, liquidity is especially important for assets that are actively traded. Liquidity is a measure of the ability to transfer assets to cash at a particular price. Following the 2008 financial crisis it became apparent that investors must be aware of the liquidity characteristics of assets as an integral part of risk assessment.
Systematic RiskRefers to the risk inherent to the entire market or market segment, not just a particular asset or industry. This type of risk is both unpredictable and impossible to completely avoid but is an important metric to consider in relation to overall risk.
ProfitabilityProfitability index (PI) is the ratio of payoff to investment of a proposed project. It is a useful tool for ranking projects because it allows you to quantify the amount of value created per unit of investment.
MomentumRefers to the rate of acceleration of a security's price or volume—that is, the speed at which the price is changing. Simply put, it quantifies the rate of change on price movements for a particular asset and is usually defined as a rate.
Peak to End Value DemandAggregate demand consists of two constituents, consumption demand and investment demand. Since the consumption function is more or less stable in the short run, investment demand is of crucial importance in the determination of value. Investors care about the last value and the peak of an asset over a certain time period. This is the peak end investment.
InvestmentTo invest is to allocate money in the expectation of some benefit in the future. In order to make useful comparisons, all of those metrics detailed above need to be weighted and combined in the optimal way to maximise returns. This is an evolving process that is best handled using artificially intelligent algorithms.
An important consideration when investing in any type of asset, liquidity is especially important for assets that are actively traded. Liquidity is a measure of the ability to transfer assets to cash at a particular price. Following the 2008 financial crisis it became apparent that investors must be aware of the liquidity characteristics of assets as an integral part of risk assessment.
Refers to the risk inherent to the entire market or market segment, not just a particular asset or industry. This type of risk is both unpredictable and impossible to completely avoid but is an important metric to consider in relation to overall risk.
Profitability index (PI) is the ratio of payoff to investment of a proposed project. It is a useful tool for ranking projects because it allows you to quantify the amount of value created per unit of investment.
Refers to the rate of acceleration of a security's price or volume—that is, the speed at which the price is changing. Simply put, it quantifies the rate of change on price movements for a particular asset and is usually defined as a rate.
Peak to End Value Demand
Aggregate demand consists of two constituents, consumption demand and investment demand. Since the consumption function is more or less stable in the short run, investment demand is of crucial importance in the determination of value. Investors care about the last value and the peak of an asset over a certain time period. This is the peak end investment.
To invest is to allocate money in the expectation of some benefit in the future. In order to make useful comparisons, all of those metrics detailed above need to be weighted and combined in the optimal way to maximise returns. This is an evolving process that is best handled using artificially intelligent algorithms.
Evai use case
What Is Evai?
Evai is an ERC20 token that runs as a decentralized application (DApp) under the terms of a smart contract.
The ultimate objective of the Evai business is to deliver a Ratings system that is fit for purpose in an environment of rapidly advancing technology. It was conceived in response to the failure of financial ratings in the run up to and following the 2008 financial crisis.
How is Evai different to existing ratings methods?
The Evai platform aims to combine a self-correcting protocol and a governance mechanism to manage ratings modifications and runs on Turing complete smart contracts.
Many of the ratings issues of the past can be attributed to the centralisation of the rating structures which inevitably leads to bias. Evai seek to decentralise the ratings process by employing a consensus protocol to drive upgrades and modifications to the ratings process.
How Does Evai Work?
Evai works by creating incentives for users to want to participate in the core development of the Evai ratings protocol. However, the blockchain also uses formal mathematical proofs to ensure that certain critical properties of the Evai protocol are maintained, thus keeping the network decentralized.
How does Evai reward innovation?
Evai encourages the engagement of token holders and developers.
Evai Expertise in Algo Trading The Evai Founders created and manage a successful algorithmically traded fund overseen by the UK regulatory authority the FCA (Registration 673552). Since its inception, the fund has generated profit in 95% of months over a 3 year period. But that was just the first step as we will now apply our expertise to the cryptocurrency marketplace.
Evai is unbiased
Decentralisation is key to Evai avoiding any tendency to bias. Additionally, Evai will not accept any compensation from the companies or investments it rates for issuing the rating. Nor will it give them an opportunity to preview the ratings or suppress their publication for any reason. Evai is totally independent and unbiased.
Evai Expertise in Algo Trading
The Evai Founders have created and managed successful algorithmically traded funds overseen by the UK regulatory authority the FCA (Registration 673552), which generated 27% net profit. The AI systematic funds were the first step in our development as we now apply our expertise to the cryptocurrency marketplace.
The Evai founders share a hybrid of expertise in traditional financial services, world renowned academic thought leadership and a track record of success in cryptocurrency trading and algorithmically traded funds. Our core vales.
Our Core Values
All our Founder members are professionals. In working together
we wanted to consider
values that are important to us all and imbibed them in
our ways of working.
- Trust: Is at the foundation of every successful business.
- Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of integrity in all of our actions.
- Respect for People: We value our people, encourage their development and reward their performance.
- Will to Win: We exhibit a strong will to win in the marketplace and in every aspect of our business.
- Commitment: We develop relationships that make a positive difference.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
With over 30 years’ experience since first becoming a regulated Financial Advisor in the UK, Matthew has designed and implemented the Falcon Systematic FX Strategy which has been crowned “Best Multi-Factor Macro Strategy” at the 2019 Alternative Investment Awards organised by Wealth and Finance. He has managed a successful FINTECH Algorithmic Investment fund with an enviable performance record and is regulated by the FCA.
Prior to this recent venture, Matthew has successfully managed several funds for large profile institutions and has been a consultant to World Bank providing training to Banks in West Africa.
Professor Andros Gregoriou
Founder, Chief Research Officer
Andros Gregoriou is a Professor of Finance and the Research Excellence Framework lead for Brighton Business School. A leading authority in investment management, he has published over 70 research papers in internationally recognized industry journals. Andros is a regular consultant for the CFA and the London Stock Exchange. Among notable accolades his research on liquidity has been presented at the Bank of England financial stability policy group.
The research studies undertaken by Professor Andros Gregoriou have inspired his thought leadership around liquidity and how it can be used to identify high performing prospects amongst 5,000 cryptocurrencies listed on leading exchange platforms globally.
Co-founder, Chief of Staff
Simon is a highly experienced executive with over 20 years of tangible industry experience globally, most recently he has worked with the Saudi Arabian government on distributed ledger technology, blockchain initiatives, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to boost efficiency, create new business models and disrupt incumbents.
He studied cryptocurrency and disruption at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Holds the degree, Master of Business Administration in Project Management from the London School of Business & Finance and has the ability to drive a project team forward to maximise the potential of the systems under development, whilst maintaining strong fiscal control.
Co-founder, Chief Operations Officer
With over 20 years of Project Management experience managing a variety of startup assets, Stuart comes from a background of Investment companies and startup businesses across the Middle East and Asia. With solid experience in getting new projects off the ground from business plan execution, asset strategy, JV Partnerships, and heading up strategical Partnerships on an international platform.
Stuart’s latest accolade was working for an investment company of the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Stuart has been following and actively investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain and fintech start-ups for over 5 years, and he gets actively involved in the start-up phase of those businesses he invests in.
Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer
An innovative, accountable, and client focused, Ian is seeking to improve global digital communications and peer to peer transaction capability. With over 50 years’ experience in high technology computer aided manufacturing and production to international markets including natural resource exploration and production. Ian is a professional Chartered Engineer, and early adopter and promoter of additive manufacturing, Kanban techniques, and total quality control. Ian Co-founded Telecard home shopping in the UK in 1985.
Co-Founder, Director of European Operations
With over 30 years of financial experience, Colin has held many high ranking and senior positions within the finance functions of various multi-nationals and global organizations. Having started his career in the financial and banking sector Colin swiftly moved into the digital technology industries in 2003. With all this experience he is ideally placed to manage and execute the Evai financial strategy.
Co-Founder, Lead Technology Officer
Abdulrahman has occupied senior management and senior business leadership positions over the last 15 years. His expertise includes organizational management, change management, unlocking business growth potential and online product and Fintech development and revenue generation with leading global brands throughout the Middle East and Internationally.
Director of Communications
Nick has over 15 years of experience leading and implementing award-winning communications marketing campaigns for globally renowned brands in the financial services, FMCG, automotive, sport and consumer lifestyle sectors.
He has collaborated with brands including NatWest, Land Rover, Jaguar, Shell, adidas, Heineken and Coca-Cola on a range of global product launches and brand campaigns.
Supporting the Evai Founders, Nick's role is to engage traditional investor, cryptocurrency and consumer media in the Evai journey and performance capabilities of the Evai.IO ratings service.
For media enquiries contact Nick Hamilton, Director of Communications on nick[at]evai[dot]io
Chief Financial Officer
Graduating in 2009 with an honors grade Bachelor of Business Administration and in 2014 with a (Cum Laude) MSc. MBA at the Tirana University, Albania. Marsela currently holds the title MSc. in Accounting and Finance, ranked in the top ten places of her class in 2019 at the University of Brighton, UK.
Her professional experience consists of an integration of business & non-profit organizations and of academic job positions. In the period 2014-2018 she has been an assistant lecturer at University of Tirana, Metropolitan Tirana University and Albanian University. She has been a member of the peer review board at the Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM & P), published a series of research papers in management and finance studies and has held the Position of EU project coordinator in Metropolitan Tirana University and Albanian University.
Co-Founder, Head of Corporate Strategy & Accounts
A highly respected and successful multi-asset investor with extensive commercial experience in leading high-profile businesses throughout the Middle East, West Africa and Internationally. Arif is highly innovative in his approach to business and serves as a consultant and mentor to Traditional Financial organizations and Artificial Intelligence businesses in the Fintech sphere.
Senior Ratings Analyst
Rob worked for MMS International, Bank of America and ABN Amro for 15 years as Chief UK Economist, Senior Economic Advisor and Currency Strategist, providing information and forecasts for traders and customers.
Since 2000 Rob has been working at the University of Brighton Business School teaching economics and finance with a specialist in financial markets. Rob has a PhD focused on financial forecasting.
Data Governance Specialist
Prior to EVAI Victoria was an Accountant in the logistics industry, before embarking on her master’s degree journey in the UK in Globalisation, Business, and Development centered around the operations of Businesses globally and how their commercial decisions affected those at the bottom of the pyramid (the poorest individuals). This led to her undertaking research on foreign aid and its distribution within African countries.
Victoria has established two NGOs in West Africa where she aims to improve the education of unprivileged children by providing standard libraries and scholarships, and also provide vocational skills to school dropouts and the unemployed. In the future, she intends to continue her research on foreign aid and see how African countries can rise above poverty; she also intends to invest in the educational sector in West African regions in helping young children from impoverished backgrounds actualize their dreams.
With nearly four decades of personal experience as a serial entrepreneur, calculated risk taker and business owner, his knowledge and success has been gained from a mixture of experience and experiment… not theory. Over the years, David has worked with and for some of the world’s largest financial institutions, established a successful financial services company and was authorized as a fund manager.
He is passionate about business, investing, trading equities and commodities which have been a life changing and rewarding part of his life. Success does not happen by accident or blind luck. Success is the result of diligent effort applied to a structured system with commitment and passion.