OSL expands with Global Hires
Hong Kong’s Licensed Digital Asset Platform OSL Hires Six Worldwide in Home Market and UK
OSL expanded its global business with a series of hires for its Software as a Service (SaaS) unit alongside business development, operations and technology.
“Over the past six months, we have grown our business, broadened our product offering and increasingly serve institutional clients around the world,” said the CEO of OSL. Wayne Trench.
“We are delighted to support this growth by hiring several highly qualified professionals in key markets of Hong Kong and the UK.”
Hiring in Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, Colin Furlong Joins as Head of SaaS after joining commercial technology company Fidessa where he spent 13 years including as Head of Marketing and Product Strategy for Asia and Head of Global Program Trading Strategy . Previously, he was responsible for equity business solutions at the former SunGard, which was acquired by FIS in 2015.
The firm also appointed Joe zhou as Director of Business Development after his most recent role as Senior Vice President of Global Client Development at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Clearing (HKEX) where he focused on brokers, asset managers , asset owners and issuers. Zhou has over 17 years of experience in CSOP Asset Management, the Securities and Futures Commission, BlackRock and Merrill Lynch.
Hires in UK
And in the UK, OSL hired Arion Ho as head of foreign exchange operations; James cunningham as a senior engineer; George carr as director of infrastructure and operations; and Fergus macdermot as Director of Service Reliability.
Ho is also a former senior vice president of HKEX where he led overnight trading operations including trade risk, settlement, market surveillance and other activities. Previously, he headed Shanghai and Wuxi operations with UBS’s Chinese investment bank and was responsible for Hong Kong bond operations at Standard Chartered.
Cunningham joins the future crypto exchange Coinflex where he was its COO and CTO. He has 20 years of experience in digital assets, hedge funds and investment banking, specializing in high frequency equity trading and derivatives and previously worked with Coinfloor, IV Capital, UBS and MUFG.
Carr has 20 years of financial experience, having previously worked with Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Bloomberg. Most recently, he worked at AIX where he designed and managed the company’s trading platform and cloud infrastructure.
MacDermot was most recently at Mox Bank, an authorized digital lender in Hong Kong, where he headed the platform’s foundation. He has 15 years of experience, including technical roles at HSBC, Monitise and Energy Saving Trust.