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Asia’s largest digital asset brokerage redefining the industry

About Us

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.

Our Team

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.

Leadership

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Dave Chapman

Managing Director

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.

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Wayne Trench

Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Ryan Rabaglia

Head Trader

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.

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Dave Chapman

Managing Director

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.

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Wayne Trench

Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Ryan Rabaglia

Head Trader

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.

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Fernando Martinez

Vice President Trader

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.

Careers

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

In The Press

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.

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