Kerim Derhalli
Founder & CEO, Invstr

Kerim Derhalli

Kerim Derhalli is the Founder & CEO of Invstr, an award-winning financial education and investment app. Invstr’s mission is to empower everyone to take charge of their financial future.

Invstr has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times by users in over 220 countries.

Invstr offers a highly interactive portfolio management game - Fantasy Finance®, the Invstr Academy and peer-to-peer learning via the Invstr social community and private leagues.

Invstr also provides users with commission-free brokerage, banking and crypto trading in partnership with some of the biggest names in Fintech and social media.

Kerim was awarded 2019 Tech Entrepreneur of the Year - Go:Tech Business Awards, Fintech Innovator of the Year - UK Business Technology Awards and 2018 Fintech Founder of the Year - BMWi Tech Awards. The Invstr app has also won several awards as app of the year in 2018 and 2019.

Prior to becoming a Fintech entrepreneur, Kerim Derhalli has a thirty-year track record of building, growing and managing multi-billion dollar businesses at leading financial institutions all around the world. His management roles have included Global Head of Equity Trading, Global Head of Index Arbitrage and Proprietary Trading, Global Head of Emerging Markets, Global Head of Commodities and Global Head of eCommerce.

Kerim has an exceptional track record of risk management and risk taking across a broad variety of asset classes in both developed and emerging markets. Kerim has been especially adept at building client relationships, growing and leading high-performing teams and developing robust and scalable infrastructure.

Kerim has lived and worked in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Japan and Singapore. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He was an Exhibitioner of Magdalen College, Oxford, an English Speaking Union Scholar, a St. Paul’s School Senior Foundation Scholar, and a Trotman Junior Exhibitioner.

Kerim was awarded a Half-Blue in Water Polo at Oxford University, swam competitively at school both in the UK and USA, and was junior athletics Victor Ludorum.