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Lucas Ward


Senior Research Analyst



Mr. Ward is a Senior Research Analyst for Ascendiant Capital Markets LLC.

Mr. Ward has over twenty-five years of experience as an equity research analyst, strategic advisor, and entrepreneur.

Prior to Ascendiant, Mr. Ward was an equity research analyst at JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs Asia, and Hambrecht & Quist. During that time, he served as a trusted resource for institutional investors regarding the technology industry, equity valuations, and investment opportunities. Mr. Ward made regular appearances in investment media, and participated in roadshows to educate and engage with institutional investors in the US, Europe, and Asia.

As an entrepreneur, Mr. Ward created a luminous original music franchise with over 4 million followers globally reached through Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, press, television, and radio.

Mr. Ward earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Languages and Civilizations from Amherst College and he attended Peking University where he studied Chinese Language and History. He has full written and verbal fluency in Mandarin Chinese and Italian, and has conversational fluency in Cantonese, Japanese, Spanish, and French.

Mr. Ward maintains FINRA Series 7, 63, 66, and 87 securities registrations.

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