Blockchain-Based Digital Asset Exchange SDX Names Tim Grant As Head Of Business

Job Appointments | March 20, 2020 By:

SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) has appointed Tim Grant as its new Head of Business.

SDX, first announced by SIX Swiss Exchange in July 2018, aims to provide a safe environment for issuing and trading digital assets, and enable the tokenization of existing securities and non-bankable assets. Currently, the company is working with banks and trusted partners to bring to market the first products and services that deliver business value to institutional clients.

Grant has over 20 years of deep technology and management expertise across institutional capital markets and enterprise blockchain businesses from his time serving senior positions in financial services, including CEO of the R3 Lab and Research Centre and Managing Director at UBS O’Connor and UBS Investment Bank.

SDX said that Grant has been recruited to drive the organization’s next phase of growth as it looks to build the financial ecosystem of tomorrow.

“I am very excited to join the leadership team at SDX as they aim to launch the world’s first end-to-end digital exchange,” Grant said. “The team has already made huge progress and I’m looking forward to contributing my experience and working with our institutional clients around the work to continue the growth and expansion of the next generation of financial market infrastructure.”

According to SDX, the exchange is not only aiming to build the world’s first fully-regulated end-to-end blockchain based digital asset exchange, but is creating a whole ecosystem that is expected to transform the financial services industry, and Grant will drive this vision.

“Tim has a comprehensive background in both the new and old worlds of capital markets innovation,” said Thomas Zeeb, Head Securities & Exchanges at SIX Group, and Chairman of SDX. “This background is an essential prerequisite to successfully lead the development of SDX and to fulfil SIX’s growth ambition to build the financial ecosystem of the future. We are pleased to have him on board and look forward to working with him to execute our vision.”