We’re excited to welcome the latest addition to our institutional team, Jamie Selway as our Global Head of Institutional Markets. Jamie is a widely respected expert on electronic trading and market structure and the former Head of Electronic Brokerage and Head of Execution Services at the global agency broker-dealer and trading technology firm Investment Technology Group (ITG).
Over the course of his 20 year career, Jamie has held a series of leadership roles at top financial institutions. For the past seven years he has been with Investment Technology Group, the multinational agency brokerage and financial markets technology firm that works with 75% of the worlds largest asset managers. During his tenure at ITG, he was responsible for global electronic products, the US electronic, single-stock, and portfolio execution businesses and managed hundreds of million in revenue for the firm. Prior to joining ITG, Jamie was Managing Director of White Cap Trading, an institutional agency brokerage that he co-founded in 2003. Also, he previously served as Chief Economist at Archipelago, which was later acquired by the NYSE.
As regulators continue to develop frameworks and guidance on the securitization of digital assets, actively engaging with policymakers will be crucial. Jamie has significant experience engaging globally policymakers including the US Security and Exchange Commission. He also served as a Director of the BATS Exchange and as a member of SIFMA’s Equity Markets and Trading Committee, the Nasdaq Quality of Markets Committee, and the NYSE Euronext Market Structure Advisory Committee.
“Many institutional investors are still waiting for the mature critical infrastructure they need to trade, secure, and analyse digital assets,” said Peter Smith, CEO and Co-Founder at Blockchain. “Jamie has spent decades building world leading market infrastructure, and I’m proud to welcome him to Blockchain where he will drive the development of products to serve our institutional customers."
The crypto market has traditionally been driven by retail investors, with many institutional investors choosing to wait until trading, security and custody systems mature before engaging substantially in the sector. Jamie will bring his extensive expertise in trading solutions and financial infrastructure to build out Blockchain’s product suite for institutional clients. This will involve continuing to develop the foundational infrastructure for institutional digital asset markets, including critical tools to support trading execution, asset custody, and regulatory compliance.
“My entire career I’ve focused on improving markets and I’m thrilled to join Blockchain, which is one of the most established companies in the crypto industry, to do just that for digital assets,” said Jamie Selway, Global Head of Institutional Markets. “I look forward to building new products and services for institutional clients that offer lower costs, greater transparency, and increased efficiency.”