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 experience was 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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