The new hire brings the London-based digital asset manager connections to major financial institutions in Europe.
WisdomTree, an asset manager specializing in exchange-traded funds, is vying to become one of the first established U.S. financial firms to offer clients digital assets, including a so-called stablecoin whose value is closely linked to the U.S. dollar.
WisdomTree is seeking to launch an exchange-traded fund that invests in part in the growing bitcoin futures market.
WisdomTree was the lead investor in the funding round for Securrency. Other investors include the state-backed Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO).
A new bitcoin exchange traded product has just listed on the Swiss stock exchange SIX, and it's physically backed by the underlying crypto.