Our Team

Our team leverages decades of experience in top financial firms across trading, quantitative investments and trading technology.

 

Leadership

Christian Gil

Cristian Gil

Co-Founder and Member of the Board

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 for 9 years 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).

Rich Rosenblum

Richard Rosenblum

Co-Founder and Member of the Board

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.

Nimantha Siriwardana

Nim Siriwardana

Chief Technology Officer

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.

Gilberto Mokbel

Gilberto Mokbel

Member of the Board

Gilberto is a member of the board at 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.

Jakob Palmstierna

Jakob Palmstierna

Head of Investment Solutions

Jakob is Head of Investment 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.

Anthony Vince

Anthony Vince

Head of Trading

Anthony is 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.

Trading

Aman Bhalla

Aman Bhalla

Director of Trading Operations

Aman Bhalla is Director of Trading Operations at GSR. Aman oversees all aspects of GSR’s Trading Operations functions including assisting the business to support new products, focusing on credit risk and managing the firm’s back and middle office functions. Aman has extensive experience in the commodities market within Operations, Middle Office and Business Management. He held the position of Vice President at Goldman Sachs managing the Commodities Middle Office team before moving onto head the European Derivative Operations at Mercuria Energy Trading S.A. His most recent position was at Citadel where he was the European Business Manager for the Commodities trading desk in Europe. Aman graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Birmingham.

Neo Meng

Neo Meng

Director of Trading, Asia

Neo is Director of Trading, Asia, and is responsible for OTC and exotic derivatives trading across a broad spectrum of cryptocurrencies in GSR. Before joining GSR, he ran the equity exotics derivatives trading desk at United Overseas Bank where he also helped build the fund derivatives and delta-one equity products business lines. Prior to UOB he was a partner at a quantitative hedge fund that specializes in volatility investing. Neo holds two MSc degrees in Financial Engineering and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.