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Valour appoints former HSBC exec as its new Chief Executive

By Megha Bhattacharya

February 12, 2021

  • Switzerland
  • Valour
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Swiss investment product issuer, Valour announced the appointment of Diana Biggs as the new CEO. Biggs will lead the company’s expansion, following the recent launch of Bitcoin Zero, Valour’s Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded product (ETP) that comes with zero management fees. She is expected to bring her expertise in emerging technologies, including blockchain, together with leadership experience across financial services and FinTech.

“Making finance and technology more accessible has been a key focus all my professional life,” said Biggs. “So I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead Valour in enabling investment in the latest innovations in the sector, such as digital assets, through mainstream channels.”

Prior to joining Valour, Biggs was Global Head of Innovation for HSBC Private Banking, where she led FinTech partnerships and aimed to drive open innovation. Earlier roles include VP, Head of Growth & Partnerships, EMEA for digital currency platform Uphold, Chief Strategy Officer for e-commerce startup Soko, and management consultant at Oliver Wyman Financial Services.

Johan Wattenstrom, Founder & Director of Valour, said, “Diana is the perfect candidate to lead the company through this next phase of growth and expansion. With a wealth of experience in traditional finance, as well as fintech, and her vision for bringing digital assets into the mainstream, we feel very lucky to have her on board.”

Established in 2019, Switzerland-based Valour offers exchange-traded financial products that aim to boost innovations in areas of digital assets. The company’s offering includes a BTC-based ETP with zero management fees, narrower buy/sell spreads, security, and experience in ETP market-making.

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