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The democratization of the markets has challenged the status quo, with retail traders costing hedge funds billions by influencing the prices of companies including Gamestop Image: Michael Förtsch for Unsplash

Matthew Blake
Head of Centre for Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum
Akash Shah
Chief Growth Officer, BNY Mellon
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