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Harnessing the strength of collaboration to advance industries through association membership.

At Polymath, industry memberships play a pivotal role in our corporate landscape, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing among like-minded professionals, enabling all of us to stay informed about the latest trends and best practices. Active participation in these associations allows us at Polymath, along with other corporations, to collectively advocate for favorable regulatory policies and shape the future of this ecosystem.

By engaging with industry peers, attending educational events, and advancing the collective mandate, Polymath participates in this dynamic business environment while contributing to the growth and development of digital assets and alternative investing.

We are pleased to be actively participating in these esteemed membership groups:



Alternative Investment Management Association

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Polymath is a proud member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).

AIMA is the pre-eminent global voice in the alternative investment industry with over 2,100 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than US$2.5 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets.

AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programs, and sound practice guides. AIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry.

Members benefit from access to over 240 regional and global events per year, industry-standard Due Diligence Questionnaires and Sound Practice Guides, as well as chances to share knowledge and lead in industry initiatives through over 150 working groups, peer groups, and committees.

AIMA is committed to developing skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the first and only specialized educational standard for alternative investment specialists.

AIMA sees the alternative investment industry as a valuable contributor to the global economy and naturally so do we.  We look forward to participating in this global forum for common adherence to industry sound practice.

Learn more about AIMA.

Check out the AIMA event schedule.

Regulation is key to our strategic development at Polymath, and AIMA’s Government and Regulatory Affairs team aims to represent the voice of the industry to policymakers, legislators and regulatory authorities around the world. The team, drawing on the expertise and diversity of AIMA’s membership, engages proactively and constructively in shaping the global financial markets reform debate.

Dig into the AIMA regulatory resources.



The Canadian Association of Alternative Assets and Strategies

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Polymath is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Alternative Assets and Strategies (CAASA).

Polymath carries the weight of responsibility for the future we are building together in the alternative investment community. We are passionate about contributing to the amazing work being done in this space and are proud to be members of The Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets (CAASA).

CAASA is Canada’s largest association representing the alternative investment industry with approximately 400 members — including alternative investment managers, pension plans, foundations, endowments, and service providers. Its membership and activities span all alternatives from hedge funds and venture capital to real estate and cryptocurrencies. Founded in 2018, CAASA’s mission is to bring Canada to the world and the world to Canada by promoting information sharing, networking, and collaborative initiatives between its members and the industry at large.

Learn more about CAASA’s mission.

CAASA often puts on industry conferences, social gatherings as well as virtual opportunities for connection, such as podcasts and webinars. Polymath, as a sponsor and attendee of numerous CAASA events, proudly joins in discussions with their subject matter experts, in an effort to advance sound business practices in alternative investing.

Check out CAASA’s events schedule.

Browse the list of industry events CAASA has collected.

Dig into the educational resources that CAASA put together.



Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

The FINRACompliance Vendor Directory (CVD) provides firms a convenient, effective way tosearch for vendors that offer the following compliance-related services:Compliance Consulting, Cybersecurity, Data Management, Information Archive,Exam Prep & Firm CE, Insurance Brokers, Monitoring & Surveillance,PCAOB Registered Accountants and Registration services.

Please visit the FINRA website for more informationabout the FINRA CVD

FINRA is dedicated to protecting investors andsafeguarding market integrity in a manner that facilitates vibrant capitalmarkets.

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Vincent Kadar, Chief Executive Officer

Vincent guides the growth of Polymath, delivering an innovative and evolutionary software platform for a new generation of capital markets, leaning on his successful 25 years of start-up and scale up experience in financial software and services, as well as telecom software. Prior to Polymath, Vincent was the CEO of Telepin Software Systems Inc, a fintech software company providing a disruptive digital wallet and payments platform for developed and emerging markets globally (acquired by Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU). He has also held CTO and founding positions at Airwide Solutions, a software provider in mobile messaging and security software for the telecoms industry (acquired by Mavenir). Vincent is also a member of the Governing Council of the Polymesh Association, an institutional–grade permissioned blockchain built specifically for regulated assets.

“Blockchain technology holds tremendous promise to bring in a new era of transparency, accountability, protection, and efficiency in business. We are working to deliver an institutional-grade end-to-end platform that realizes the potential of real world assets represented as security tokens and operated through smart contracts”
Melanie Pump

Melanie Pump, Chief Financial Officer

Melanie leads finance, HR and compliance for Polymath Research. She ensures the organization has best-in-class financial and corporate governance infrastructure to meet the needs of the market and achieve sustainable growth.

Prior to Polymath, Melanie was the CFO of Brane Inc., a technology service provider for digital asset custody. In addition to other senior finance roles, she also served as the CFO of Incognito Software Systems, a global telecom software provider (acquired by Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU). Melanie is also on the boards of Brane Trust Company and Mobio Technologies (TSX-V:MBO). 

“What excites me about the work we do at Polymath is that it’s more than just fintech, more than just digitization of assets. It’s the convergence of industries, and the unmatched opportunities that exist to help people grow wealth now and in the future.”
Joanne Kiskis

Joanne Kiskis, Head of Marketing

Joanne is a highly effective marketing executive with over 20 years of experience in developing and executing strategic, integrated marketing plans resulting in maximized demand generation, market awareness, and tangible ROI contribution. She excels in stakeholder consensus building, leading inter-departmental initiatives from high-level business concept to tangible working and system level implementation. Among her many accomplishments, Joanne successfully led and executed an $800,000 web seminar program responsible for having influence on an average of $18 million in business per year. Additionally, she is an experienced program developer, effectively managing dozens of product releases from a marketing perspective. 

“We are uniquely positioned to provide a platform that makes investing in securities accessible to all. Polymath is leading the charge in this space, and it’s exciting to be part of the transformation of an industry.” 
Brian D. Sawyer

Brian D. Sawyer, Head of Product Strategy

Brian has led successful national and international blockchain-based startups over the past four years, and these deep relationships have given him unique insight into market trends and objectives. He has functioned as an interim C-suite executive within numerous mid-sized companies, gaining broad operational, financial and technical experience. He has done extensive R&D and product design for many Silicon Valley technology firms. Brian holds a Master’s Degree in both Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering. 

“Delivering high quality, innovative products is at the core of everything I do. At Polymath, this starts with understanding the issues that our customers face every day, and building products that provide solutions and exceed expectations.” 

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