Giles Colwell Joins BlockFi as Head of North America and LATAM Institutional Distribution

BlockFi, a monetary providers firm devoted to constructing a bridge between cryptocurrencies and conventional monetary and wealth administration merchandise, named Giles Colwell as Head of North America and LATAM Institutional Distribution. BlockFi additionally introduced further government appointments in North America, EMEA and APAC areas, sustaining a powerful tempo of worldwide development and senior hires. Samia Bayou joins because the World Head of Personal Shoppers, Rafael Weber serves because the Director of APAC Personal Shoppers, and Paul Howard is an Institutional Gross sales Director for APAC. 

In his position as Head of North America and LATAM Institutional Distribution, Mr. Colwell is accountable for overseeing the Americas distribution crew and delivering BlockFi’s progressive cryptocurrency services and products to shoppers.

Mr. Colwell has greater than 30 years of expertise as a Wall Road government at Financial institution of America, JPMorgan, and UBS. All through his profession, he has held senior management positions throughout World Markets and FIG banking, offering perception, recommendation, and tailor-made options to funding managers, firms, and people. For the final decade, Mr. Colwell has been a Managing Director within the Senior Relationship Administration crew at Financial institution of America, accountable for overseeing the complete Financial institution of America platform and driving strategic dialogue with a few of the financial institution’s largest institutional accounts throughout world markets, banking, capital markets, and advisory providers.

Ms. Bayou joins BlockFi after practically 5 years as a Senior Funding Advisor at a personal household workplace in London. In that position, Ms. Bayou managed belongings and investments for the household workplace and was an everyday participant within the Davos World Financial Discussion board. Beforehand, Ms. Bayou served in senior roles with greater than 12 years of expertise in massive banking teams equivalent to UBS, Merrill Lynch, Citi, and Societe Generale. 

Mr. Weber joins BlockFi with greater than 12 years of expertise in personal banking, working with multi-family workplaces, exterior asset managers, and fund managers in Asia and Europe. Most just lately, he labored for UBS in Singapore and Hong Kong as a Senior Consumer Advisor and Enterprise Developer. 

Mr. Howard brings greater than a decade of Institutional Gross sales and protection expertise in Asia with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. An MBA graduate from the College of Hong Kong, Mr. Howard was additionally named as certainly one of Asia’s youngest Managing Administrators for a Fortune 500 firm. 

“As we proceed to broaden relationships with institutional buyers world wide, we’re honored to welcome these top-notch professionals who will play an integral position in liaising with shoppers and exterior companions,” stated David Olsson, Head of Institutional Distribution at BlockFi. “We’re extremely dedicated to institutional enterprise development and Giles and crew shall be an instrumental a part of this plan. The confirmed management and experience of every particular person will support our institutional shoppers as they proceed to achieve publicity to digital belongings.” 

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