TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2023 /CNW/ — 3iQ Digital Asset Management (3iQ), a global trusted leader in digital asset investments, announces its expansion into the Middle East with the appointment of two new strategic advisors, Rachel Pether, CFA and Vinay Kapoor. The company has already established a strong presence in the region, launching the Middle East’s first exchange-listed Bitcoin Fund on Nasdaq Dubai.
The two new hires bring a wealth of experience in the EMEA region and extensive expertise in both traditional finance and digital asset management:
- Rachel Pether, based in Abu Dhabi, brings over 15 years of experience in the EMEA region where she was previously responsible for SkyBridge Capital’s Middle East Operations. She spent nearly a decade at Mubadala Investment Company in their Capital Markets and Treasury team. She is currently the host of “Digital Asset Report” on FintechTV, and sits on the board of various digital asset and data companies.
- Vinay Kapoor, based in Dubai, is a seasoned asset management professional with over 30 years of experience in the EMEA region. He previously held key positions at Citibank, Merrill Lynch, and the Bank of Singapore. He founded Fortius Management Advisors, an investment and private banking advisory business with a network of clients worth over $5 billion.
The newly hired advisors will help push forward 3iQ’s latest offering, their Outsourced Crypto Investment Office (OCIOTM). 3iQ’s OCIOTM is a tailored solution specifically designed to help institutional investors navigate the rapidly growing digital asset economy, addressing their needs from both a strategic, service, and investment perspective. With this innovative solution, investors gain access to a comprehensive suite of services including education and strategic planning, investment advisory, and a managed account platform (QMAP).
Pascal St-Jean, President of 3iQ, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Rachel and Vinay to our team as we expand into the Middle East. Their experience and knowledge in the region will be instrumental in helping us navigate this important market and continue to deliver industry firsts in digital asset investing.”
Rachel Pether, CFA bio: Rachel has an extensive capital markets background with over 15 years of experience in the EMEA region. Before to joining 3iQ, she was responsible for SkyBridge Capital’s Middle East Operations. Previously, she spent nearly a decade at Mubadala Investment Company in their Capital Markets and Treasury team. In 2014 the Association of Corporate Treasurers named Rachel “The One to Watch” in Treasury. Rachel is currently the host of “Digital Asset Report” on FintechTV, and serves as MC for international events, including SALT, AIM Summit, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Rachel sits on the board of various digital asset and data companies, including cryptocurrency exchange MidChains, layer 1 blockchain HAQQ, and the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute.
Vinay Kapoor bio: Vinay is a seasoned asset management professional with over 30 years of experience in the EMEA region. Previously, he held key positions at Citibank, Merrill Lynch, and the Bank of Singapore. He also served as Vice Chairman of Interups Inc in New York. Prior to founding Fortius Management Advisors, an investment and private banking advisory business with a network of clients worth over $5 billion, Vinay was recognized as a top senior member at Merrill Lynch in the MENA region. Vinay is an APEX Board member and Authorized Signatory for over 5 years with a leading NGO that works with World Health Organization (WHO) and enjoys a special consultative status with United Nations.
Founded in 2012, 3iQ is one of the world’s leading digital asset investment fund managers. 3iQ was the first Canadian investment fund manager to offer a public bitcoin investment fund: The Bitcoin Fund QBTC QBTC, and a public ether investment fund: The Ether Fund QETH QETH. More recently, 3iQ launched the 3iQ CoinShares Bitcoin ETF BTCQ BTCQ and the 3iQ CoinShares Ether ETF ETHQ ETHQ. 3iQ offers investors convenient and familiar investment products to gain exposure to digital assets.
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