BEQUANT, the digital asset prime brokerage and exchange, has reportedly appointed Huong Hauduc as General Counsel.
As mentioned in an update shared with CI, Huong will be helping BEQUANT to “expedite the growth of the business across new jurisdictions and products.”
Huong has almost 2 decades of professional experience in legal and regulatory affairs.
As noted in the announcement, Huong qualified as a financial services regulatory lawyer at CMS Cameron McKenna and has worked for companies such as Allen & Overy and R.J. O’Brien Ltd.
In addition, Huong has advised on a wide range of legal matters including regulatory and compliance issues, litigation and investigations, employment matters, commercial contracts, corporate governance, M&A and data protection. She has also “worked at brokerage and trading firms, focusing on derivative products,” the update revealed.
“I am thrilled to join the team at BEQUANT and look forward to working closely with the BEQUANT team. The digital assets space is hugely exciting and BEQUANT is at the forefront of innovation in the space.”
George Zarya, Founder and CEO of BEQUANT, remarked:
“Huong will help us devise our legal framework and move forward as a company. Her experience will be vital as we embark on our next chapter of growth.”
As mentioned in a release, BEQUANT is where traditional investing “meets cryptocurrency – a one-stop solution for professional digital asset investors and institutions.”
Located and regulated in Malta with an office in London, BEQUANT’s extensive range of products include prime brokerage, custody and fund administration, “all enhanced by an institutional trading platform providing low-latency trading, liquidity and direct market access for investors.”
The BEQUANT team is “composed of experts from institutional, retail and digital financial services with experience in banking, derivatives, electronic trading and prime brokerage,” the announcement noted.
As covered last year, BeQuant, a UK-based retail and institutional multi-exchange trading platform, announced a partnership with a cryptocurrency platform to launch its prime brokerage platform.
Founded in 2007, BeQuant reported that its products include prime brokerage, custody, fund administration enhanced by an institutional trading platform providing low-latency, liquidity, and direct market access.
As noted in the update from last year:
“The BEQUANT trading platform’s core matching engine is preeminent technology, offering traders a wide range of features including real-time clearing and cutting-edge order matching algorithms. The technology pairs market-makers, quantitative desks and active traders looking to connect with industry standard FIX or robust APIs.”
BeQuant reported that it will be using the OKEx exchange platform to grow its liquidity base as well as provide more choice to its large institutional clients. The global “footprint” will enable both companies to take advantage of the growing popularity of digital assets among the best financial institutions.