Securrency Capital has announced that Ryan Lemand has joined as a board advisor to the institutional decentralized finance (DeFi) brokerage.
Lemand reportedly has decades of financial services experience and a track record of leading innovative and diverse investment teams around the world.
He is expected to share his extensive knowledge and unique experience in financial services to advise the board of directors in setting the strategic direction for Securrency Capital.
The company is a blockchain-enabled brokerage providing access to trading in traditional and digital assets.
Lemand holds a PhD in financial econometrics from the École Normale Supérieure, France, and is the author of two books on financial contagion, as well as several research articles on financial correlation.
He also taught financial econometrics courses at Paris II-Assas University and Paris IX-Dauphine University in Paris, France.
Lemand is the former senior executive officer and board director of ADS Investment Solutions (ADSI), the ADS Securities group’s wealth and asset management company.
He had founded it on behalf of the group and it grew to become one of the largest companies in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).
Until 2015, Lemand was the senior advisor and head of risk management at the UAE Securities & Commodities Authority, the UAE’s federal securities regulator.
Prior to that, Lemand served as the lead portfolio manager at Fortis Investments in Europe, where he was responsible for managing a 14.6-billion-euro portfolio of assets, namely in the space of credit derivatives.