ETC Group expands leadership team with senior hires following growth of investment into its bitcoin and other crypto-backed securities

ETC Group expands leadership team with senior hires following growth of investment into its bitcoin and other crypto-backed securities

As its crypto backed ETCs exceed US$1.8 billion AUM, ETC Group adds senior execs from BCS Prime Brokerage, Brookfield Financial and Carey Olsen

ETC Group, Europe’s leading specialist provider of institutional-grade crypto-backed securities, has hired ETF expert Tim Bevan as co-CEO, Julian Kelly as CFO, Monique Pettigrew as General Counsel, and Luke Sayer as Head of Structuring and Regulatory Compliance midst rapid growth.

We're delighted that we’ve been able to attract execs of such a high quality calibre and experience to add to the founding team at ETC Group. We have already achieved astonishing success and leadership in the crypto sector thanks to our incredible team, and we’re all looking forward to working with Julian, Luke, Monique and Tim to help drive ETC Group’s mission of bringing high quality, digital assets ETPs to a mainstream audience. Bradley Duke, co-founder and CEO

Tim Bevan brings extensive management experience from his position as CEO at BCS Prime Brokerage Ltd., an emerging markets specialist. His expertise includes deep knowledge of markets infrastructure and prime brokerage, including significant experience managing the ETP segment at the London Stock Exchange, during the introduction of Europe's first Exchange Traded Commodities backed by precious metals. He’s been with ETC Group as a Non-Exec since 2020.

Julian Kelly is a versatile and highly experienced Chief Financial Officer with extensive experience across pharmaceutical, biotech, SaaS, fintech and e-commerce. He has a strong track record in building and selling entities, and has worked for a UHNW on both private and AIM-listed entities in Tech and Financial Services. He also assisted in the sale of FCA regulated Baydonhill (AIM-listed FX/Payments business) to Earthport (now Visa payments).

Monique Pettigrew joins as General Counsel with over 15 years of experience in the legal sector working for leading global investment banks and law firms including J.P.Morgan and White & Case LLP. In addition to experience in financial services, she also has specialised experience in the Fintech world having served as General Counsel for an award-winning fintech company. Her expertise will be an asset to the company as expansion continues.

Joining with a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge in cryptocurrency, Luke Sayer is appointed Head of Structuring and Regulatory Compliance. He has over 10 years of experience in the legal sector working for international law firms. Prior to joining ETC Group, he worked as a regulatory lawyer and commercial litigator at Carey Olsen Guernsey. He practised in a broad range of legal areas including commercial, regulation and litigation, and advised on a variety of cryptocurrency and blockchain matters.

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This article does not constitute investment advice, nor does it constitute an offer or solicitation to buy financial products. This article is for general informational purposes only, and there is no explicit or implicit assurance or guarantee regarding the fairness, accuracy, completeness, or correctness of this article or the opinions contained therein. It is advised not to rely on the fairness, accuracy, completeness, or correctness of this article or the opinions contained therein. Please note that this article is neither investment advice nor an offer or solicitation to acquire financial products or cryptocurrencies.

Before investing in crypto ETPs, potentional investors should consider the following:

Potential investors should seek independent advice and consider relevant information contained in the base prospectus and the final terms for the ETPs, especially the risk factors mentioned therein. The invested capital is at risk, and losses up to the amount invested are possible. The product is subject to inherent counterparty risk with respect to the issuer of the ETPs and may incur losses up to a total loss if the issuer fails to fulfill its contractual obligations. The legal structure of ETPs is equivalent to that of a debt security. ETPs are treated like other securities.

About ETC Group

ETC Group has been created to provide investors with the tools to access the investment opportunities of the digital assets' and blockchain ecosystem. The company develops innovative digital asset-backed securities including ETC Group Physical Bitcoin (BTCE) and ETC Group Physical Ethereum (ZETH) which are listed on European exchanges including XETRA, Euronext, SIX, AQUIS UK and Wiener Börse.

With a track record of over three years, ETC Group is made up of an exceptional team of financial services professionals and entrepreneurs with experience spanning both digital assets and regulated markets. With product quality and safety at the core of our product creation approach, the company aims to continuously launch best-in-class institutional-grade exchange traded products.

As a company, ETC Group has previously launched BTCE - the world’s first centrally cleared Bitcoin exchange traded product on Deutsche Börse XETRA, the largest ETF trading venue in Europe, and also listed DA20, the world’s first crypto ETP tracking an MSCI index signalling a move towards investment management products. DA20 provides broad market exposure to investors by tracking an index of 20 cryptocurrencies which cover 85% of the total crypto market capitalisation.

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