LONDON, July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — EQONEX Limited (NASDAQ: EQOS), a digital asset financial services company, is investing in its asset management business with new leadership appointments in key growth regions. Nick Cogwell has been appointed to the position of Head of Sales, Asset Management, based in Londonand Franklin Hengwill lead the company’s Asian asset management product strategy as Head of Asia Asset Management, based in hong kong. Both appointments take effect immediately.
EQONEX is devoting significant resources and investment to developing its asset management business, as part of its ambition to provide a leading digital asset investment platform. EQONEX Asset Management encompasses key business lines including investment products, structured products, Bletchley Park, a crypto hedge fund of funds and lending.
The new recruits follow the listing of EQONEX’s first exchange product, a Bitcoin Exchange Traded Note (ETN) on the Deutsche Börse XETRA Exchange, earlier this month. Additional ETNs are expected to be listed in the coming months alongside the launch of the EQONEX Structured Products business.
Nick will be responsible for driving growth across the entire Asset Management product line. Nick joins EQONEX with experience running his own business, an FCA regulated investment advisory firm, where he served as CEO and Managing Director. He brings 20 years of experience selling and structuring multi-asset derivatives, alternative investments and global structured products to institutional investors.
He was previously Head of Equity Structured Products Sales for the EMEA region at Jefferies and previously led Santander Private Banking’s UK Structured Products Sales business. Nick has also held management positions at Lehman Brothers and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
Franklin will be responsible for growing EQONEX’s asset management footprint in the Asia Pacific. Franklin joins EQONEX after an eleven-year tenure at Springboard Capital, where he was Managing Partner and appointed Head of Regulated Business.
Franklin was previously Managing Director, Head of Equity Derivatives and Structured Products Distribution for Royal Bank of Canada. Scotlandleading the Asia ex-Japan business of hong kong. His team distributed structured products to institutional and professional investors and advised them on the use of derivatives and structured products to hedge their risk and improve returns. Previously, he spent seven years at HSBC Hong Kong in a variety of roles including Head of Asia Derivatives (Trading and Sales) and Head of Wealth Management Sales. Franklin brings 30 years of experience in asset management, derivatives and structured products, and he is also a Chartered Accountant.
Nick will work alongside Business Development Manager Matthew Clapp, also based in London. Prior to joining EQONEX, Matthew was Head of Institutional Business Development at Levendi Investment Management. Matthew has been involved in the structured investment space for over ten years. With his extensive experience across all asset classes, he has developed a deep understanding of the needs and demands of a broad investor base.
Nick, Franklin and Matthew will report to Frank Copplestone, Head of Asset Management at EQONEX, who recently celebrated his first anniversary with the firm. Frank is a 30-year veteran in asset management and investment products, holding global roles at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Jefferies.
Speaking of the appointments, Frank said: “The past year has been a period of growth and ambitious expansion for EQONEX’s asset management business, with the listing of our first exchange-traded product in Germanyand establishing our strategic partnership with Binance Connect.”
“We see huge market opportunities around the world in digital asset investments and are working hard to become a preeminent asset management platform. We are delighted to welcome Nick and Franklin to this growing, talented and highly experienced team. Their wealth of experience in asset management, equity derivatives and structured products will be invaluable in growing our asset management business.”
Nick added: “I am delighted to join EQONEX and look forward to using my experience in traditional finance to exploit the growing opportunities in the digital asset space. EQONEX is renowned in the market for its highly experienced team. , so I’m delighted to join them as they have helped deliver EQONEX’s ambitious roadmap for structured and investment products and drive the growth of Bletchley Park, the crypto hedge fund of funds.”
Franklin commented, “With regulation finally becoming a reality, EQONEX’s commitment to compliance and safety, along with its status as a NASDAQ-listed company, positions it to further differentiate itself from the competition. . I am excited to join the team during such an anticipated period of business growth and work with them to define the best digital asset investment products for EQONEX clients.”
About EQONEX Group
EQONEX Limited (NASDAQ: EQOS) is a technology-driven digital asset financial services group that provides institutional-grade infrastructure and a full suite of trading, custody and asset management solutions to its clients. The Group’s digital asset ecosystem has been designed to meet the needs of institutions and individuals with the same degree of regulatory oversight and security they are accustomed to in traditional financial markets. The EQONEX ecosystem mainly includes EQONEX, a digital asset exchange; Digivault, an FCA-accredited hot and cold digital asset custodian and asset management arm comprising EQONEX investment products, EQONEX structured products and Bletchley Park Asset Management, a crypto-hedge fund.
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