Strategic new hire build on the company’s continued momentum.
21Shares AG (“21Shares”), the world’s largest issuer of cryptocurrency ETPs, today has appointed Alex Pollak as head of its UK and Israeli businesses. In this role he will be responsible for developing the 21Shares footprint locally to meet growing investor appetite for crypto solutions across both markets.
Alex spent the previous 15 years at BlackRock where he served in multiple leadership roles including as the BlackRock and iShares Country Head for Israel, and more recently, working with UK institutional investors around their long term asset allocation needs. Prior to joining BlackRock, he was a Portfolio Manager at a London based hedge fund, Marble Bar Asset Management.
21Shares takes innovation to the next level with the largest suite of cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs) in the world. In 2018 it pioneered the world’s first cryptocurrency index listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange, and it continues powering its cryptocurrency franchise with cutting-edge research and groundbreaking approaches to product strategy. As of December 21Shares, manages more than $2 billion in 20 cryptocurrency ETPs and 82 listings. Including the world’s only ETP tracking Binance and two ETPs with investor staking rewards (Tezos and Solana). Its crypto ETP products are listed on nine regulated European and Swiss trading exchanges incl. NASDAQ Nordics, XETRA, Euronext and SIX.
21Shares aims to provide all investors with an easy, secure, and regulated way to buy, sell, and short cryptocurrency through existing bank and brokerage accounts. The 21Shares issuance platform, Onyx, is used by both 21Shares and third parties to issue and operate cryptocurrency ETPs around the world. For more information, visit www.21shares.com.
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