GSR Expands Leadership, Recruits Aman Bhalla & Meng Hwee Neo

GSR, a liquidity provider for digital assets, announced this week that it has expanded its leadership team with the appointments of Aman Bhalla as Director of Trading Operations and Meng Hwee Neo as Director of Trading, Asia.
The team of GSR is comprised of former executives from institutions such as , TwoSigma and Tower Research. Following Tuesday’s announcement, Bhalla and Neo are the latest institutional traders to join the company.

Cristian Gil, Co-Founder of GSR
Source: GSR
Commenting on the appointments, Cristian Gil, Co-Founder said in the statement: “We’re committed to adding the sharpest talent from traditional finance as we continue to help build a mature digital asset marketplace. 
“Aman and Meng Hwee’s extensive experience at some of the world’s most respected financial institutions will help pave the way for further growth and ensure that we continue to meet the needs of an increasingly sophisticated investor base.”
New GSR team members
In the new role, Bhalla will be in charge of the oversight of GSR’s Trading Operations functions. He joins the company from Citadel, where he was the Commodities Business Manager in Europe. During his career, he was also the Head of Financial Operations (EMEA) at Mercuria Energy Trading S.A, and Vice President at Goldman Sachs, managing its Commodities Middle Office team. 
“I’m excited to join the GSR team at a key point in the evolution and institutionalization of the digital asset market,” added Bhalla in the statement. “More than ever, crypto asset investors need tailored products to satisfy specific risk appetites and regulatory requirements. I look forward to working with our team to ensure a robust, professional, and efficient trading operation.”
Neo, on the other hand, as the Director of Trading, Asia will be responsible for managing and expanding GSR’s regional trading relationships and implement trading strategies which have been created for trends on a regional and country level.
Prior to his current role, Neo was the Senior Equity Derivatives Trader at United Overseas Bank (UOB), which is the third-largest bank in Southeast Asia by total assets. During his career, he has also worked at Levitas Capital, CIMB and .
“Asia has long held a position of importance in digital asset markets, especially for exchanges and institutional investors interested in expanding their exposure to this rapidly growing asset class,” highlighted Neo in the statement. “I look forward to further expanding GSR’s footprint in the region.”

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