Meet Ángela Álvarez, the founder and Executive Chairman of Action Monkey, a Permissioned Defi Platform. She is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of Aglaia Capital, a new-generation of corporate finance boutique covering traditional business, and digital assets, and advising on token-generating events. The firm also provides expansion and growth solutions for companies, investors, and governments in the Philippines.
Over the years, Ángela has developed her professional career chairing executive international positions and boards in several global entities, banks, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and investment banking, mainly in financial, real estate, hotels, restructuring, and alternative financing sectors including, fintech blockchain, crypto, and DeFi.
A veteran of the industry, Ángela worked at BBVA in several positions, including Head of Investment Banking and member of the Risk Committee of the Iberian Special Assets Situations unit, Member of the Executive Committee of BBVA Consumer Finance and the Digital Bank Uno-e Bank, and Head of Corporate Development for the acquisitions of Consumer Finance, Insurance and Financial Institutions in Europe, Asia, USA, and Brazil. Before that, she headed the Corporate Finance and M&A European Financial Institutions Group team in Spain at KPMG. Ángela has also worked at PWC Corporate Finance, Bankinter, Citibank, and All Trading AVB.
A speaker at several Economic Forums, Ángela is passionate about decentralized technologies and cooperation business models, and she is active in the international M&A, Fintech, and Blockchain space.
As the leader of Aglaia Capital, Ángela’s vision to develop a new financial infrastructure to provide liquidity to the Private Capital Markets focused on Alternative Investments and Financing with blockchain has led her to create and develop another venture, Aglaia Capital DeFi Platform, well known better for its brand Action Monkey, a Permissioned DeFi Platform,
The New Generation of Financial Infrastructure
Action Money is a present-generation financial infrastructure with blockchain that provides liquidity, scalability, and efficiency to the Private Capital markets. It offers native crypto services and investment banking covering the entire life cycle of crypto assets.
Primarily focused on security tokens, Action Monkey represents a crucial step toward digitizing and modernization of financial markets by creating a much more liquid, resilient, open, and accessible financial system.
Action Money is a DeFi platform presently deployed on the Ethereum Blockchain focused on Security Tokens. It also covers all the necessary functionalities of a crypto asset, from issuance to sale. Its functionalities include tokenization or distribution, compliance, custody, exchange of fiat currency- crypto, purchase, and sale of the tokens listed on the platform and connected to an automatic liquidity protocol.
Additionally, Action Monkey’s clients have the needed access to other related services before and after the issuance. These services include advising on all aspects of the Token generating event through affiliated companies and independent experts.
The Present Business Environment
Ángela says, “We are living in a moment where we are immersed in a shift of a new financial infrastructure that will transform the financial industry and the rest later.”
She feels that the financial industry will be transformed over the next few years, and few players will disappear from the market. An entirely new financial infrastructure backed by the blockchain and central digital currencies will eventually transform some of the financial institutions into something new.
Ángela believes the new incumbents will be much more prepared for this new environment than the traditional financial institutions, ensuring a shift of useability towards the new financial infrastructure.
The Private Capital Market is expected to be the most disrupted market, as it is the most fragmented and biggest traded market. It also needs an evolution that can happen massively in the short term. This will eventually allow the inclusion and democratization of the private capital markets, efficiency, automatization, and transparency. Additionally, the remarkable combination of metaverse and crypto infrastructure will develop more efficient systems to transact massively, evolving the e-commerce models as we conceive them presently.
Bringing in New Values
Ángela feels diversity is of utmost importance for any company that will make a difference in the short term. The gender pay gap should not exist in any modern company aspiring to survive in the short term.
She states, “For me, it doesn’t make any difference what is the gender of any person in a whatever position they may have in a company. What makes the difference are the traits, skills, knowledge, values, as well as have character enough to be resilient.”
Action Monkey’s culture is based on consensus, balance, and a fair way of doing business. Angela’s vision is to change the current financial infrastructure and include some values from the world of crypto to the world of traditional finance. She believes in decentralization, disintermediation, openness, fairness, and flexibility in business which are also within the essence of Action Monkey and what she would like to add to this new infrastructure.
Picture of the Future
As a permissioned DeFi platform, Action Monkey is already a pioneer, unique of its kind, a new generation of financial infrastructure transforming Private Capital Markets globally. With its unique approach, Action Monkey covers the entire lifecycle of crypto assets. Conceived from an investment banking and crypto perspective, the DeFi platform was born as an effective way to solve some of the critical issues found in the industry.
The platform also converts the Private Capital Market into a much more scalable, efficient, transparent, and liquid with a new financial infrastructure for funds, alternative investments, and alternative financing industries.
For the future, Angela and her team at Action Monkey, also with the support of Aglaia Capital deal flow, are planning to feed Action Monkey with current or new Alternative Investment Funds, Real Estate, Hotels, and Crypto Funds to escalate the market’s needs.