Welcome Daniel Elsawey to IOTA Foundation!

IF Team Sep 18, 2019

Daniel Elsawey is joining the IOTA Foundation as a member of the Advisory Board. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer of a stealth Digital Asset start-up focused on Institutional access. He has over 10 years of experience in financial markets specializing in Fixed Income/FX structuring, Fintech corporate FX solutions and most recently Digital Asset allocation and Trading. Over the years Daniel has developed deep ties within the Investment Management community. Daniel has taught Binomial, Monte-Carlo and Black-Scholes option pricing theory at Bloomberg.

Daniel has previously served as Head of Trading at Coinfloor, the UK’s oldest Digital Asset Exchange. He helped launch the world’s first physically delivered Bitcoin futures contract. Daniel also served as Head of Distribution at Coinshares which launched Europe’s first Bitcoin ETP, which in Q4 2017 had over $1bn in assets under management.

Previously, Managing Director of EMEA for FiREapps, a Fintech company with a proprietary engine built to standardize a corporate firm’s FX exposure so they can hedge net FX balance sheet risk at the click of a button.

Daniel was a Fixed Income index Structurer at Barclays specializing in their Global Aggregate Index series. Daniel has a 1st Class BSc in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Bristol.

On being part of IOTA…

I am excited about the opportunity to join the IOTA Foundation Advisory Board and become part of this shift towards creating Industry 4.0. Bridging the gap between traditional finance and the digital sector is more than just adoption. The digital economy needs to improve and unlock new possibilities. IOTA with its Tangle-based DLT has the potential to serve and improve many applications in the financial markets. From Capital Markets through to Banking provision, Qubic is at the core of this innovation and I’m excited to assist in bringing this potential into reality.

We are happy to announce that Daniel will join the IOTA Advisory Board. As the IOTA Foundation continues to grow and mature, we have attracted the best talent at all levels, including our Advisory Board. His expertise in financial markets and digital assets makes him highly valuable as we continue to drive and develop the machine to machine economy. Give him a warm welcome!


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