Octagon Strategy Limited is Asia’s largest digital asset brokerage in Asia-Pacific, trading 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our team is comprised of industry veterans that have collectively traded the entire spectrum of tradable securities including exotic equities, derivatives, physical commodities and FX enabling us to leverage our extensive market experience. Our comprehensive network allows us to provide deeper pools of liquidity and bespoke services to our trading partners, which includes UHNWIs, mining consortiums, family offices, crypto funds and traditional institution wealth managers.
Octagon Strategy Limited is led by industry veterans with comprehensive knowledge on digital assets and financial trading. The team is well structured with expertise in trading, infrastructure, onboarding support and security acumen, substantiating our position as the Largest Digital Asset Brokerage.
Dave is an Australian entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in banking and technology, specializing in the analysis of low-latency pre-trade risk and order management systems. Throughout his investment banking career, Dave has been responsible for the design and implementation of a wide-ranging suite of trading platforms. He had previously managed large, global teams at HSBC, Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, ABN AMRO and Bear Stearns, among other financial firms. In 2013, Dave co-founded ANX International, a Hong Kong-based FinTech. Not only has the company quickly scaled into a global blockchain solution provider, it continues to run one of the longest standing cryptocurrency trading platform in the Asia-Pacific region. Widely recognized for his thought leadership, Dave has established a high media presence and has been interviewed by Bloomberg TV and Radio, CNBC, CNN, CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Citywire Asia, South China Morning Post and more. He also speaks in a wide range of international conferences, roundtables and forums from organizations including JP Morgan, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Allianz, Nomura, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Fund Forum Asia among others to share his unique brand of insight.
Wayne is an Australian entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in investment banking and is an active investor in the blockchain and cryptocurrencies space. Wayne joined Octagon Strategy Limited, the largest digital asset broker in the Asia-Pacific region, as Co-CEO, to drive and empower the team for long term growth in the vibrant cryptocurrencies ecosystem.
Prior to joining OSL, Wayne held senior roles at international financial and banking institutions. Wayne served as the Executive Director, Head of Morgan Stanley Electronic Trading Coverage – Asia, where he was responsible for the largest and most profitable electronic trading team in the region. Wayne was previously the Head of Electronic Trading – Asia at Macquarie Bank.
Wayne is also a renowned and experienced entrepreneur. He co-owned and ran Aspir, a diversified mineral processing technology and equipment supplier in Australia. Under his leadership, Aspir grew exponentially in a short space of time and was ultimately acquired by the Weir Group, a FTSE 100 company, in an acquisition led by Trench in 2013.
Wayne holds an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland as well as Bachelor of Business Management and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Nathan is an experienced disputes resolution lawyer, having practised in Australia, the UK and Hong Kong since 2004. He has a broad range of experience in regulatory and governance matters. He holds an MBA (High Hons) from University of Chicago, and a LLM from University of Queensland.
Andrew is a passionate technologist with over 20 years international experience in Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Sydney. Andrew has extensive financial industry experience having most recently spent nine years in FX and cash equities IT departments at HSBC in Hong Kong and London working on trade management and algorithmic trading systems. Prior to HSBC Andrew worked at a number of investment banks on their cash equities algorithmic trading systems including Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and UBS.
Andrew also has experience helping grow startup companies having worked with internet consulting companies through the internet boom of the late 90’s and early 2000’s for high profile clients such as Sony, Microsoft and Cisco systems. He is a passionate proponent of Agile, DevOps and Lean Software Development having organised events with high profile speakers from the global tech community and frequent organiser, attendee and collaborator with technology community events in Hong Kong.
Julia has over 20 years banking experience covering both Corporate and Institutional Clients in various international banks including Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank, ANZ and with her last position as the Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group, Asia Pacific of Banco Santander prior to joining OSL in Oct 2017.
Ryan has over 15 years of financial trading experience across various major product spaces, including equities, commodities and FX. He possesses a deep knowledge of electronic trade execution as well as market making strategies and technical analysis.
From building his own proprietary trading firm in New York to trading at a multinational oil company in Hong Kong, his experience building and working on global trading desks is well documented. He has been granted in excess of USD 80 million for oil trading strategies as well as US and HK equity portfolio management.
Ryan has frequently been interviewed by Bloomberg, Forbes, CNN, The Washington Post, CoinDesk among others. His market commentary is insightful as he regularly addresses the outlook of cryptocurrencies, highlighting market trends and forces as well as general sentiment impacted by economic and political factors.
Fernando has experience in wholesale and commodities trading specializing in emerging markets. Previously co-founded a physical commodity trading firm in North part of Mexico. Fernando has served as board member of the Mexican Chamber in Hong Kong, focusing on institutional relations. He is currently undergoing his MBA degree from the Hong Kong University.
With 5+ years of experience in financial derivatives, Chris previously specialized in equity exotic trading at a French investment bank in Hong Kong, focusing on structured products for the Japanese market. Prior to that, he held different front office roles in Paris and Hong Kong, from credit derivatives pricing to hybrid trading, building extensive knowledge about derivatives industry and global markets.
SJ has worked as an equity sales trader for over thirteen years at various brokerages. Initially as a Korea specialist based in Korea with a local broker and eventually transitioning to a generalist with Morgan Stanley based in Hong Kong.
Jason has 7+ years of trading experience in inter-bank OTC Forex market. He was an active player in the CNH and asian NDFs market with deep experience in the 24 hours trading desk operations. He was a FX trader trading G10 currencies at Hang Seng Bank prior to joining OSL
Jon has years of experience in trading financial derivatives and physical commodity. He had previously been managing and building volatility arbitrage and market making strategies. Prior to that, he was managing a portfolio of fuel oil consumers and suppliers in the Greater China and South East Asia.
Ryan has +15 years experience in financial markets, holding various positions including Index/FX flow trader, equity option broker and more recently in sales. Having held these positions across numerous countries around the world including Thailand, Singapore, UK, Ireland and his native South Africa he has gained solid and vast experience in many aspects of the financial markets.
Jaden has years of experience in payment, cross-border settlement and remittance industry. Working closely with China UnionPay and being involved in various cross-border payment & settlement projects in Great China and South East Asia market and eventually inspired by the decentralized blockchain technology and cryptocurrency market.
Joseph is a sun certified java developer and has over 13 years of experience doing web and core development. For the past 7 years his focus is mainly on high-volume low-latency electronic trading systems for FX and Crypto assets implementing market data connectives, trading executions and various trading algorithms to support wide-range of clients.
Michael has over 13 years of experience in system design and development,his past projects cover both front, middle to back office electronic trading systems across different asset classes, with specializing in FIX Connectivity and high frequency/low latency trading. He is a core java developer and developed a connectivity product with different APAC exchanges, FX Liquidity Providers and not limited to ADS Securities, Blackwell Global, FXCM, Goldman Sachs, IG, SAXO Bank, Sucden Financial, GTX and LMAX
At Octagon Strategy, we nurture ingenuity in individuals and strive to solve problems with creative and innovating ways. We are a passionate group of professionals who value relationships between our clients and our internal teams. To cope with our rapid growth, we invite talented individuals who are excited to be at the forefront of innovation.
We invite enthusiastic and interested people to join our team by applying for our open positions on our LinkedIn Page
Octagon Strategy enjoys broad coverage from global press. As one of the leading OTC desks, our in-depth knowledge in institutional trading combined with visionary market analysis is well recognized across the globe.
Our management team speaks often on market dynamics and trade volume, altcoin performances, technological progress and many other topics, sharing unique thoughts on the industry.