BitMEX Hires Former JPMorgan Executive Director as Head of Custody

BitMEX Hires Former JPMorgan Executive Director as Head of Custody

Crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX has hired former JPMorgan Executive Director Marc Robinson as its head of custody.

  • Robinson arrives with 20 years' experience in traditional financial services. Much of this was spent in Japan, most recently for SBI Holdings, an announcement Thursday said.
  • He served as JPMorgan's executive director of high-frequency trading product for the Asia market from 2012 to 2014.
  • Robinson also held front-office roles in electronic trading at Lehman Brothers and Nomura.
  • BitMEX said the appointment forms part of the firm's "beyond derivatives" strategy, in which it aims to expand into areas of crypto such as brokerage, custody and spot trading.
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