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IMpower Incorporating FundForum
24 - 26 June 2024
The Grimaldi ForumMonte Carlo, Monaco

Laurent Kssis
Crypto ETP Specialist at CEC Capital
Speaker

Profile

Laurent is a crypto ETP expert and has listed many innovative single and basket crypto-related vehicles on European stock exchanges in the last 7 years in Europe.

He runs a successful consultancy firm, CEC Capital in London focusing on crypto ETP/ETF franchises and tokenisation of RWA since 2013, helping issuers to prudently admit their strategies/ funds/ structured products on European stock exchanges. Furthermore, he is actively involved with Swiss-based issuer Issuance.Swiss AG, an Apex fund service white label issuance program, helping portfolio managers to list successfully their strategies on European exchanges.

He recently helped Virtune, a Swedish asset manager to successfully list 4 innovative crypto ETPs on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange in less than 7 months in 2023.

He joined Hashdex, the largest crypto issuer in Brazil in January 2022 as managing director and head of Europe to lead its expansion into the continent with the launch of the Nasdaq Crypto Index Europe ETP on the Swiss and European Stock exchanges in less than 9 months.

Previously, he was managing director of Swiss-based crypto issuer 21Shares, where he listed most of the European ETPs strategies currently available, following on 4 years with Swedish-based issuer XBT Provider AB, a Coinshares company, where he was CEO and listed some of the first crypto ETPs in Europe raising $1.3bn in crypto asset in 2018 in Europe alone.

He has admitted over 30 crypto ETPs on 6 European regulated exchanges. He spearheaded the growth into Europe for many Fintech companies, admitted the first blockchain venture company Coinsilium plc raising £4m on the stock exchange in 2016 and engineered innovative strategies for issuers such as Figment, as staking company and Liqwid Capital.

He has over 20 years’ worth of experience in ETF distribution, Delta 1 trading, ETF market making, ETF brokerage set ups and Capital markets.

Agenda Sessions

  • Crypto ETPs in Europe - controversial or complementary?

    13:50

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