The appointment comes as Lendingblock commercially launches its institutional crypto lending exchange and continues to drive global business development
September 23, 2019 – Lendingblock, the regulated, open exchange for institutional borrowing and lending of digital assets, today announces the appointment of John Macpherson as a strategic advisor.
Macpherson will be responsible for advising on key strategic decisions as Lendingblock continues to strengthen its global institutional relationships and partnerships across both the crypto and the conventional capital markets landscape.
Macpherson has more than 20 years of experience across tier one investment banks including JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. He most recently has been CEO of fintech company BMLL Technologies.
Macpherson was a Managing Director and Head of Listed Derivatives at Goldman Sachs in EMEA where he helped build the business into the number one ranked global franchise. After leaving Goldman Sachs in 2013, Macpherson joined Nomura as Global Head of Futures and Options where he rolled out a new global trading platform, streamlined the business and significantly increased revenues. This led to Nomura being awarded with the FOW Futures & Options firm of the year during his time there.
“John has a wealth of expertise in conventional financial markets industry, and we are thrilled to welcome him to Lendingblock. His experience working with clients around the globe over the past two decades and his ability to drive growth will be an asset to Lendingblock as we look to deliver what we believe to be core institutional infrastructure to the crypto lending markets,” said Steve Swain, CEO and Founder, Lendingblock.
Macpherson joins at a crucial time for the platform following a number of partnerships and key clients signing up to Lendingblock’s platform. Lendingblock has recently received its regulatory license from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and offers lending markets across top market cap cryptocurrencies.