RUMI MORALES is a pioneer in identifying and cultivating the emerging technologies that will define the future of finance. As Head of CME Ventures at the CME Group, she launched and led one of the most successful corporate venture capital units in financial technology, investing in the “tech that will become fintech.”
An early specialist in digital currency, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, Rumi is also a leading early investor in artificial intelligence, deep learning, predictive security, and quantum computing as they will affect the financial industry.
A proven entrepreneur herself, Rumi established the Global Markets Institute during her tenure at Goldman Sachs, and also launched a leading economic research firm in Singapore. She began her career in venture capital in London, Kuala Lumpur and New York, and has invested across three continents and lived in seven countries.
Noted for her thought leadership and influence, Institutional Investor named her one the “most powerful dealmakers in financial technology” two years in a row, and Crain’s recognized her in their esteemed “40 Under 40” list.
Rumi received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.