Anchorage Welcomes Head of Risk to Leadership Team
Diogo Mónica and Nathan McCauley
At Anchorage, 2020 was seriously transformative. The strength of our team, the maturation of the space overall, and rapidly spreading enthusiasm around digital assets among institutions all contributed to a huge amount of forward momentum coming into 2021. To kick off the New Year, Anchorage is proud to announce another key addition to our leadership team: Asaf Iram, Head of Risk.
“The birth date of Bitcoin, on January 3rd 2009, marked the beginning of a global change, leading to a more open financial system. Anchorage will be integral to ensuring that this system operates as securely and efficiently as we know it can.” -Asaf Iram, Head of Risk
Asaf brings with him a wide range of experience, both in the worlds of traditional finance and the digital asset space. Before joining Anchorage, Asaf led trading and lending for Celsius Network, where he managed a $2 billion digital asset lending book, worked to build and manage trading tools and infrastructure, and designed an institutional grade lending desk system.
Before beginning his career in crypto, Asaf spent the better part of a decade as a high frequency proprietary trader and financial risk manager in Tel Aviv, working to manage risk and strategies at scale across a variety of risk appetites. As Anchorage continues to blur the lines between traditional finance and the digital asset space, having leaders like Asaf with deep expertise in both worlds will only bolster our efforts.
“In the short term, I see Anchorage growing and refining the standard-setting custody, settlement, and financing tools already available to our clients,” says Iram. “In the long-term, I would like to see Anchorage become one of the major centers for financial services worldwide.”
As we continue to forge partnerships with banks and other legacy financial institutions, expand our offerings under the umbrella of Anchorage Financing, and scale our business now and in the future, Asaf’s experience both designing and implementing new financial platforms, as well as deep expertise in crypto and traditional trading, will be huge assets. Please join us in welcoming Asaf to the team.
Disclaimer: Custody services are offered through Anchorage Trust Company, a South Dakota chartered trust company. Trading and collateral management services are offered through Anchorage Hold, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold are not registered with the SEC or any state securities authority. Services are not yet offered to residents of New York. Anchorage Trust Company does not engage in the offer, sale or trading of digital assets. Anchorage Hold does not engage in the offer, sale or trading of securities. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold do not provide legal, tax, or investment advice. Services are provided only to clients that meet specified standards of sophistication and have entered into the applicable custody or trading agreements. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Anchor Labs, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
Holdings of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets are speculative and involve a substantial degree of risk, including the risk of complete loss. There can be no assurance that any cryptocurrency, token, coin, or other crypto asset will be viable, liquid, or solvent. Nothing in this communication is intended to imply that any asset held in custody by Anchorage is low-risk or risk-free. Digital assets held in custody are not guaranteed by Anchorage Trust Company or Anchorage Hold and are not FDIC-insured.