WisdomTree has bolstered its digital assets platform with the appointment of two digital assets specialists as the asset class grows in popularity amongst investors.
Alexis Marinof, Head of Europe, WisdomTree
Appointments reinforce commitment to the asset class
Starting on 23 August, Benjamin Dean has joined WisdomTree’s new Digital Assets team as a Director and Alice Liu joined the European Research team as a Senior Associate.
Ben has joined WisdomTree from Hiscox Insurance Group where he was Cyber Catastrophe Research Lead. Prior to joining Hiscox, Ben provided consulting services on emerging technology, including digital assets, for various public and private sector organisations such as Coin Center, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Parliament.
Ben will play an active role in WisdomTree’s digital asset product development process, advising on overall strategy and develop connectivity to projects and services providers within the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Alice joins WisdomTree’s European Research team from Coutts & Co. where she was responsible for multi-asset product research and reviewed digital assets route-to-market options for Private Wealth and Institutional Investors. Reporting to Christopher Gannatti, Head of Research in Europe, Alice will focus solely on digital assets, supporting WisdomTree’s digital assets distribution efforts in Europe and complementing the existing cryptocurrency expertise within the team.
Alexis Marinof, Head of Europe, WisdomTree said, “Digital assets continue to grow in popularity and is establishing itself as an asset class with great potential. With investors seeking out high quality research, education and thought leadership, we have bolstered our team with the appointments of Ben and Alice to meet the growing demand we are seeing. Our digital assets platform has gone from strength to strength, and we are preparing for the next phase in the evolution of our proposition which is built around best-in-class client servicing and product development.”
Ben added, “This is the perfect time to join as WisdomTree embarks on the next phase of growth for its digital assets platform. My expertise complements and adds to the knowledge of the wider team as we execute an ambitious growth plan, which focuses on being the leading cryptocurrency ETP provider in Europe – and beyond – as well as identifying opportunities to expand into other areas of the digital assets ecosystem.”