ITI Capital hires Steve Kelso as Head of Capital Markets

Seasoned industry expert Steve Kelso takes the lead at ITI Capital as the newly appointed head of Capital Markets

by Patrick Sullivan, Political Editor on 22 July 2020 06:04


The EM-focused multi-asset Prime Broker for institutional investors and private clients, ITI Capital, has hired Steve Kelso as head of its capital markets division. Steve Kelso joins ITI having just spent two years building Galaxy Digital’s business in Europe.

Before that, he was CEO of FirstRand’s Multi-Asset business, Ashburton International. There, Kelso oversaw new highs in assets under management (AUM) and fund performance net asset value (NAV). 

Throughout the Global Financial Crisis, Stephen ran the Central Risk Engine and financing businesses at Renaissance Capital. Previously he ran the $700mm Global Volatility arbitrage fund at KBC.

He started his career at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers, where he ran index options trading.

Kelso is an expert in capital markets and digital assets and will be bringing a wealth of expertise in cryptocurrency to ITI Capital, on top of 24-years experience in building trading businesses and hedge funds at leading investment firms.

Steve Kelso, Head of Capital Markets, ITI Capital, told The Commentator: “ITI Capital have been an exciting leader across a growing number of markets and asset classes.

As the dynamics of Globalisation have evolved since the Great Financial Crisis, ITI has been successful by looking forward to trends in technology as well as managing capital flows in traditional assets.

Kelso continued, “I’m thrilled to be joining the team which has a strong track record navigating markets and delivering for clients. I’m particularly focused on the expansion of ITI’s digital assets trading capabilities, as the global evolution of financial services and capital flows accelerate out of the Great Corona Recession with an increasing focus on technology.”

Andrey Chuprin, Group Co-CEO, ITI Capital added, “Steve has a proven track record for building and enhancing finance companies, and we’re thrilled to have an individual with his level of talent, experience and expertise, heading up Capital Markets at ITI.

He continued, “With this new appointment, the future of ITI capital is looking bright, and we plan on continuing our expansion into new markets, developing our offering, and growing our client base over the coming months.”

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