The biggest tip for fintech startups wanting to work with established finance companies, according to a top stock exchange exec

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Thomas Zeeb, the head of securities and exchanges at the Swiss stock exchange, says fintech companies should “learn the regulations” if they want to work with established players.
“The idea is cool but building that bridge back into the financial world to make it financially viable is still a lot of work,” he said.
Zeeb is heading a project to build a new digital asset exchange and wants to help fintechs to work in the new ecosystem he’s creating.

LONDON — The head of securities and exchanges at the Swiss stock exchange says his biggest piece of advice for fintech startups that want to work with established financial services companies is for them to “learn the regulations.”

SIX Group’s Thomas Zeeb told Business Insider: “I go to conferences and people say: what would you tell us to be more successful? One thing, learn the regulations.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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