Mr. Philip Millar, former Executive Director, CME Asia and Head of Global Clearing Services of HSBC Singapore and Hong Kong has joined HighCastle, the world’s biggest investment marketplace based in the UK as its Executive Director.
HighCastle provides access to in excess of 6 200 projects with a combined value of £ 3.3 billion. With its totally free discovery tool, HighCastle helps investment managers source the best investment projects from all over the world and is planning to apply for FCA authorization in 2018. Mr. Millar will be leading the HighCastle Group Ltd business in the UK, executing administrative and financial functions to comply with regulatory requirements, and intensifying the development of HighCastle’s activities and partnerships in the Europe, US and Asian markets.
Mr. Millar has significant experience in multiple global markets and most recently has helped to establish a UK based fintech company offering access to OTC liquidity pools in multiple asset classes, holding the position of Director at Basis Capital Markets, a British brokerage, and financial technology company. He was a representative on the Project Steering Committee which successfully implemented a new clearing system for Bursa Malaysia Derivatives, covering listed and off-exchange derivatives trades, supporting a business generating revenues in excess of USD 20 million. In his role as Executive Director for CME Group in Asia he was key in coordinating multiple teams across multiple time zones in Asia and North America to deliver transformational projects, business & product development, education and marketing programs with Exchanges in Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Thailand, India, Singapore and Dubai.
Ulyana Shtybel, the Co-founder and Vice President at HighCastle Group commenting on this news:
“It’s a privilege for us to work with Phil Millar, who has vast experience in trading, OTC derivatives market, and investment, and has been involved in a large number of multi-million US dollar global business transformational programs. I’m particularly glad to have Phil joining our team to develop the HighCastle blockchain-based investment marketplace and open trading for digitalized securities along with alternative investments”.
Philip Millar on joining HighCastle as Executive Director:
“It’s very interesting to observe how the entire trading and investment industry evolves with the hype of technology and digital communications. I believe the development of blockchain-based investment marketplaces is bridging the gap between the new economy and institutions, fintech companies and their clients. I’ve recognized a huge potential in the HighCastle platform, technological and business ideas which the HighCastle founders are working to implement, and I’ve gladly taken the invitation to support and contribute to the Company’s growth”.
At the moment HighCastle is conducting its own token sale to accelerate the engineering and marketing of the HighCastle platform and also to continue the development of a Global blockchain-based exchange for tokenized securities issuance and trading.
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