Hong Kong, 17 June, 2021– OSL, the world’s first and only Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) licensed, Big Four-audited, insured digital asset platform and member of BC Technology Group (stock code: 863 HK), announced six key senior executives today Positions known throughout the enterprise, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), business development, operations, and technology.
“In the past six months we have grown our business, expanded our product offerings, and served more and more institutional clients around the world,” said Wayne Trench, CEO of OSL. ‘We are pleased to support this growth by bringing several highly qualified professionals on board in key Hong Kong and UK markets.’
The senior appointments bring together over 100 years of experiencence in their respective areas of expertise to the OSL team.
The senior officers are:
Colm Furlong, Head of SaaS
Furlong joins OSL from trading technology company Fidessa, where he has held a number of senior positions over a 13-year tenure, including Head of Product Marketing and Strategy Asia and Head of Global Program Trading Strategy. Prior to Fidessa, Furlong was Head of Equities Business Solutions at SunGard (now part of FIS).
Joe Zhou, director, business development
Zhou joins from Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Clearing Limited (HKEX) where he served as Senior Vice President of Global Client Development with a focus on brokers, asset managers, asset owners and issuers. In his 17-plus year career, Zhou has also held positions at CSOP Asset Management, the Securities and Futures Commission, BlackRock, and Merrill Lynch.
Arion Ho, Head of Exchange Operations, UK
Arion Ho has over 18 years of experience primarily focused on trading and stock exchange transactions. Prior to joining OSL, he was Senior Vice President at HKEX, where he directed nightly exchange deals including trading risk, settlement, market surveillance and other activities. He also held senior positions at UBS China’s investment bank, where he managed operations in Shanghai and Wuxi, and at Standard Chartered, where he was Head of Fixed Income Operations in Hong Kong.
James Cunningham, Senior Engineer, UK
Cunningham joins OSL from Coinflex where he served as the company’s COO and CTO. Prior to Coinflex, Cunningham also held senior positions at Coinfloor, IV Capital, UBS Investment Bank and MUFG. He has more than 20 years of experience in digital assets, hedge funds and investment banking and specializes in high-frequency trading in stocks and derivatives.
George Carr, Director, Infrastructure and Operations, UK
Carr joins OSL from AiX, where he designed and managed the company’s trading platform and cloud infrastructure. George has a background in Unix engineering and has more than 20 years of financial services experience including positions at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Bloomberg.
Fergus MacDermot, Director, Service Reliability
Fergus MacDermot joins OSL from Standard Chartered’s digital bank, Mox Bank, where he served as Head of the Platform Foundation and Head of Developer Operations. Prior to joining Mox, he held technical positions at HSBC, Monitise and the Energy Saving Trust for over 15 years.
“These individuals have extensive experience in financial services, leading exchanges and digital assets and will help our company grow to meet dynamic market demand,” added Phillip Pon, COO of BC Group. ‘With their diverse backgrounds, this global and institutional group brings unique perspectives and experiences to OSL as we continue to gain market share and scale our offering.’
The Senior Hires are part of the continued global growth and strategic expansion of BC Group and OSL. On June 2nd, BC Group and Standard Chartered announced a partnership to launch a joint venture to broker and share digital assets with an initial focus on the European and UK markets.
BC Technology Group and OSL
BC Technology Group (stock code: HK 863) is Asia’s leading public fintech and digital asset company. It is the parent company of OSL, the most comprehensive licensed digital asset platform in the region.
OSL is the world’s first and only insured and SFC-licensed platform for digital assets, offering brokerage, custody, stock exchange and SaaS services for institutional clients and professional investors. The company offers OTC, iRFQ and electronic trading services that give traders access to the world’s deepest liquidity pools as well as secure and insured wallets to ensure the safekeeping of digital assets with timely transaction processing.
The BC Group and the OSL platform enable the institutional introduction of the digital asset class and set standards for performance, security and compliance.
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