NEW YORK, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Enigma Securities (“Enigma”), a leading cryptocurrency liquidity provider focused on electronic execution services and affiliate of Makor Group (“Makor”), is pleased to announce its hire of Mr. Wilfred Daye, who will be joining as the firm’s newly appointed Managing Director, where he will oversee Enigma’s ongoing U.S. expansion.
“I’m excited to join Enigma Securities and the Makor family to expand its first-in-class global operations in digital assets,” said Daye. “With our combined deep experience in traditional and digital assets, and our passion for technology, we are best positioned to deliver capital market solutions.”
Mr. Daye joins Enigma, bringing with him 20 years of experience working with digital and traditional financial assets. Prior to Enigma, he worked as Head of Financial Markets at global crypto exchange OKCoin and was further CEO for OKCoin Securities LLC.
Mr. Daye began his career as an analyst on the Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities desk at Lehman Brothers. In subsequent years, he moved on to work in multiple banks – as a senior quant and portfolio manager for credit trading at D.B. Zwirn and Barclays Capital, and a senior quantitative analyst for structured credit products at Deutsche Bank. Daye worked his way to the role of Executive Director and Trader for Structured Financial Products at UBS, where his responsibilities included trading, portfolio construction and risk management of securitized products.
In 2016, Mr. Daye joined the FinTech space as the Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of PeerIQ, a data science company serving the Marketplace Lending industry, where he led a team specialized in the research and development of machine-learning algorithms. His experience further includes serving as President, Senior Portfolio Manager and member of the Executive Committee at Noble International Capital before joining OKCoin.
“I am very pleased to welcome Wilfred [Daye] to join Enigma,” said Enigma and Makor CEO and Co-founder Michael Halimi. “I have no doubt that his extensive expertise both in traditional markets and the digital asset industry will be instrumental in fulfilling the firm’s growth potential.”
About Enigma Securities
Enigma Securities is a leading, regulated cryptocurrency liquidity provider focused on electronic execution services. Headquartered in London, UK, the firm provides its clients with bespoke liquidity solutions using its proprietary electronic trading platform and API access.
Enigma was first established in 2017 as the crypto asset trading desk of Makor Group by Co-Founders Mr. Michael Halimi and Mr. Avi Bouhadana, in response to growing institutional demand for digital asset trading. Looking to seize new, exciting opportunities presented by cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, Enigma became one of the first regulated brokerage firms to set up banking relationships and custody solutions to meet institutional standards.
Since its launch, the firm has expanded its capabilities to the broader Fintech arena, leading innovation while working to bridge the gap between traditional financial services and cryptocurrency markets.
SOURCE Enigma Securities