ITI Capital names Kelso as head of capital markets

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ITI Capital, the EM-focused multi-asset Prime Broker for institutional investors and private clients, has today announced the appointment of Steve Kelso as head of capital markets.

Kelso joins ITI having spent two years building Galaxy Digital’s business in Europe. Before that, he was CEO of FirstRand’s Multi-Asset business, Ashburton International. There, he oversaw new highs in assets under management (AUM) and fund performance net asset value (NAV).

Throughout the Global Financial Crisis, he ran the Central Risk Engine and financing businesses at Renaissance Capital. Previously he ran the $700mm Global Volatility arbitrage fund at KBC. He started his career at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers, where he ran index options trading.

Kelso is an expert in capital markets and digital assets and will be bringing a wealth of expertise in cryptocurrency to ITI Capital, on top of 24-years experience in building trading businesses and hedge funds at leading investment firms.

He said: “ITI Capital have been an exciting leader across a growing number of markets and asset classes.  As the dynamics of Globalisation have evolved since the Great Financial Crisis, ITI has been successful by looking forward to trends in technology as well as managing capital flows in traditional assets.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team which has a strong track record navigating markets and delivering for clients. I’m particularly focused on the expansion of ITI’s digital assets trading capabilities, as the global evolution of financial services and capital flows accelerate out of the Great Corona Recession with an increasing focus on technology.”

Andrey Chuprin, Group Co-CEO, said, “Steve has a proven track record for building and enhancing finance companies, and we’re thrilled to have an individual with his level of talent, experience and expertise, heading up Capital Markets at ITI.

“With this new appointment, the future of ITI capital is looking bright, and we plan on continuing our expansion into new markets, developing our offering, and growing our client base over the coming months.”

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