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Providing liquidity and optimal trading strategies for blockchain assets

Making a

Difference

GSR have led the field in providing liquidity solutions for complex digital assets to dozens of customers since 2013. Our clients include token issuers, exchanges and major private players. GSR’s global footprint combined with our deep market making expertise uniquely positions us to provide institutional and retail clients with the best pricing, liquidity and service in the industry.

Partnering with GSR

We provide bespoke liquidity services and order execution strategies to global clients across multiple digital asset classes. The provision of steady liquidity and our determination, even during volatile market conditions, to achieve the best pricing is our promise of client satisfaction.

Liquidity Sourcing

We offer access to a deep pool of OTC liquidity built on the relationships we have developed since the company’s inception.

Secure Systems

We design our systems to run under a high-security infrastructure, while ensuring implementation of the latest security procedures on behalf of our clients.

Proprietary Technology

GSR's market-making capabilities and proprietary technology provide support for key players in the marketplace.

Trading Expertise

Our front and back offices are staffed with experts in complex trade orders including oversized and specialised orders and are responsive to assets acutely affected by the news and world events.

Exchange Integration

We are integrated with over a dozen major digital asset exchanges, ensuring access to liquidity on a global scale..

Tailored Strategies

To design the right strategy for you, our team of relationship managers and market-makers work to understand your requirements, tailor-making a solution that ensures your goals are achieved.

GSR Evolution

2013

2014

GSR became one of the first market-makers on Ripple’s Consensus Ledger.

Integrated with Bitstamp (EU), Snapswap (US), TokyoJPY (Japan), Paxmoneta (Korea), Rippex (Brazil), Fidor Bank (EU)

2015

2016

Integrated with Bitso (Mexico), Gold Bullion International (US), Gatehub (EU) and further expanded our client portfolio

Integrated with 6 more digital asset exchanges. Developed statistical exchange arbitrage strategies.

2017

2018

Global footprint. Integrated with 15 digital asset exchanges worldwide including Poloniex, Bittrex and Bithumb. Portfolio of clients ranging in market cap from $20MM to $50BN+.

Diversified into Institutional Sales & Trading business. GSR Markets and GSR Consulting are founded to satisfy client demand for liquidity services.

Today GSR employs 30+ professionals operating 24/7 on a well diversified mix of market-making and institutional sales & trading businesses with offices in Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand.

2013

GSR became one of the first market-makers on Ripple’s Consensus Ledger.

2014

Integrated with Bitstamp (EU), Snapswap (US), TokyoJPY (Japan), Paxmoneta (Korea), Rippex (Brazil), Fidor Bank (EU)

2015

Integrated with Bitso (Mexico), Gold Bullion International (US), Gatehub (EU) and further expanded our client portfolio

2016

Integrated with 6 more digital asset exchanges. Developed statistical exchange arbitrage strategies.

2017

Global footprint. Integrated with 19 digital asset exchanges worldwide including Poloniex, Bittrex and Bithumb. Portfolio of clients ranging in market cap from $20MM to $7BN.

Diversified into Institutional Sales & Trading business. GSR Markets and GSR Consulting are founded to satisfy client demand for liquidity services.

2018

Today GSR employs 30+ professionals operating 24/7 on a well diversified mix of market-making and institutional sales & trading businesses with offices in Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand.

We are GSR

Cristian Gil

Co-founder and CEO

Alexis Sirkia

Co-founder

Rich Rosenblum

Co-founder and Head of Markets

Nim Siriwardana

CTO

Gilberto Mokbel

COO

Jakob Palmstierna

Director of Investments Solutions

Anthony Vince

Head of Quantitative Trading

Filippo Perugini

Quantitative Trader

Lee Alfay

Quantitative Trader

Nadia Muna Gil

Director of Human Resources

Al Song

Director of Business Development

Joel Telpner

Outside Counsel

Paolo Janer

Director of Business Development

Ryan Jespersen

Director of Business Development

Anil Shewakramani

Director of Business Development

Cristian Gil

Co-founder and CEO

Cris is Co-founder of GSR and leads the company’s trading operations and business development. Before co-founding GSR, he worked as a commodities trader at Goldman Sachs in New York. Since then he has managed an active portfolio of investments across the technology, real estate, hospitality and media sectors. Cris obtained a degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Alexis Sirkia

Co-founder

Alex is Co-founder of GSR and advises on the company’s IT operations and security. Previously, he held key roles in building several successful internet companies spanning the services and retail sectors. Alex began his career as a project engineer in the defence and avionics sector and later ran IT operations and security for the Ariane 5 Rocket Launch Base at the European Space Center (CSG). He has a master’s and engineer’s degree in Computer Systems from Université Paul Sabatier.

Nim Siriwardana

CTO

Nim is CTO of GSR and is responsible for trading platform development and integration. Nim has over 16 years of experience building software solutions and trading platforms in the financial services sector, including at Goldman Sachs in London and Source Capital AG in Zug. Nim has a master of engineering degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Jakob Palmstierna

Director of Investments Solutions

Jakob is Director of Investments Solutions at GSR and is responsible for the firm’s investment management business. Prior to joining GSR, he was Head of EMEA business development at Two Sigma Investments and a board director of Two Sigma International. He has over 11 years experience of developing business and investment solutions in systematic investment management, including roles at Winton Capital Management and Barclays Global Investors (BGI). Jakob earned a BSc in Economics from Lund University where he also completed the MSc coursework in Economics (without dissertation). He also holds a Ships Officers Degree, Class VIII from Chalmers University of Technology.

Gilberto Mokbel

COO

Gilberto is COO of GSR and is responsible for new customer acquisition and operations management. Previously, he played a key role in developing client portfolios for start-ups and multinationals, including Holmen and M-Real (Metsä Board). He holds degrees in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and the University of Hull, as well as a master’s degree in eCommerce from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Anthony Vince

Head of Quantitative Trading

Anthony is Quantitative Trader at GSR and is responsible for developing trading strategies and platforms for the cryptocurrency markets. Anthony has over 18 years experience in trading across global financial markets, including developing systematic high frequency trading algorithms on global futures and options. He has worked at leading institutions such as Nomura International, Liquid Capital Markets and Tower Research Capital. Anthony graduated with a degree in Management from the University of London, Royal Holloway.

Filippo Perugini

Quantitative Trader

Filippo is a Quantitative Trader at GSR and is responsible for developing trading algorithms and execution software for the cryptocurrency markets. Prior to GSR, he worked as an Algorithmic Trader at Transmarket Group developing low latency market-making software for major future exchanges. Previously he worked as a front-office quantitative researcher at Leonteq Securities, and as a researcher in market microstructure and high-frequency trading at Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan. Filippo earned a BEng degree in Mathematical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, and completed the coursework (without dissertation) for the MSc Applied Mathematics program of Delft University of Technology.

Lee Alfay

Quantitative Trader

Lee is a Quantitative Trader at GSR and is responsible for developing trading strategies and systems for the cryptocurrency markets. Prior to GSR, Lee worked for Goldman Sachs as an eFX Trader in the Systematic Market Making Division in Hong Kong. Previous buy-side experience included working for a high frequency options market making firm specializing in trading strategy development. Lee started his career with Bank of America in Singapore focusing on automated G10 Spot FX trading. He holds a degree in Banking and Finance from the Queensland University of Technology.

Rich Rosenblum

Co-founder and Head of Markets

Rich is a Co-Founder of GSR, and leads the Markets group and is Co-Head of Trading. He began his career at Goldman Sachs where he spent 11 years between New York and London in commodities trading as a Managing Director and Global Head of Oil Derivatives Trading. Prior to joining GSR, he spent a few years on the buy-side, running energy trading teams at two New York-based hedge funds. Rich earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Columbia University.

Nadia Muna Gil

Director of Human Resources

Nadia is Director of Human Resources at GSR. Nadia has over 11 years experience in recruiting and executive coaching in the investment management and financial technology sectors. Prior to becoming a recruiter, she worked at Goldman Sachs and Mitchell Madison in New York. She holds a degree in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is working towards a master of science in Organisational and Business Psychology from the University of Liverpool.

Al Song

Director of Business Development

Al is a Director of Business Development with a focus on customer acquisition, client service, and operations. Prior to joining GSR, Al worked as a Senior Vice President in Hedge Fund Sales in the Commodities Trading Group at Goldman Sachs New York for 12 years. He covered tactical real-money investors across the global commodities platform providing liquidity solutions and trade strategies in precious metals, base metals, global energy, and agriculture. Al holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Joel Telpner

General Counsel

Joel is a partner in Sullivan & Worcester’s New York office. He is a highly sought-after legal advisor in the blockchain space, actively working with a large number of clients in structuring token distributions and enterprise blockchain applications. Joel brings more than 30 years of legal experience, and is leading policy initiatives on global regulatory issues for blockchain on behalf of the Global Blockchain Business Council and the Blockchain Research Institute. He is also a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s Legal Working Group, which is developing guidance on best practices for ICOs.

Paolo Janer

Director of Business Development

Paolo is Director of Business Development for GSR and is responsible for new customer acquisition and client service. Prior to joining GSR, Paolo worked in business development for Oracle, specialising in enterprise cloud solutions. His earlier career was spent in London, where he held senior sales roles at leading digital advertising firms. Paolo holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Louis.

Ryan Jespersen

Director of Business Development

Ryan is Director of Business Development for GSR with a focus on client service, marketing and technology operations. Ryan is a technology executive with over 15 years of influential leadership in high tech. His expertise spans multiple industries including fintech, digital media and electronic design automation (EDA). Prior to joining GSR, Ryan was the Director of EMEA at Wowza Media Systems.

Anil Shewakramani

Director of Business Development

Anil is Director of Business Development for GSR and is responsible for customer account management. Anil is an experienced executive with strong results implementing new technologies at large organizations. He worked for over 5 years at IBM and has significant experience in pre-sales and professional services, including people development, building methodologies, driving sales, defining strategies across regions and leading implementations to build client success.