Steven Wallman is founder and CEO of Folio Financial, Inc. (formerly known as FOLIOfn, Inc.) which, directly and through subsidiaries, offers various financial technology and related services including Folio Investing, Folio Institutional, VIAFolio, First Affirmative Financial Network, and The SRI Conference.
The Folio family delivers innovative tools and technology that benefit investors and those who serve them. Folio Investing is an online brokerage using its patented technology to help individuals invest in a more diversified, customized, and cost-efficient manner, and to benefit from one-of-a-kind tax management tools. Folio Institutional provides fully-integrated trading, custody, clearing, performance reporting, paperless account opening, state of the art digital engagement and robo/hybrid-advisor solutions along with a complete set of APIs and private label capabilities to investment advisors, banks, credit unions, insurance companies and other enterprise clients.
VIA Folio is a dynamic platform for capital raising by small to medium sized enterprises, and for those interested in investing in private securities and alternative investments, including non-traded REITs, Reg A+ offerings and others, all with transparency and ease.
First Affirmative offers investment advisory, portfolio management, and consulting services to investors seeking sustainable, responsible and impact investments, while The SRI Conference, now in its 30th year, is the premier event for advisors and others interested in SRI investing.
Before founding Folio Financial, Mr. Wallman was an SEC Commissioner from 1994 to 1997, appointed by President Bill Clinton. During Mr. Wallman’s tenure, he was a vocal advocate for individual investors and is now a recognized authority on securities markets, trading, and the application of technology to financial services. He frequently speaks at industry events and recently served on the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, where he chaired its Market Structure Subcommittee.
Previously, Mr. Wallman was a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling. He earned his Juris Doctor from Columbia University, and holds two degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.