Valour Inc. (the “Company” or “Valour“) (NEO: DEFI) (GR: RMJR) (OTCQB: DEFTF), a technology company bridging the gap between traditional capital markets and decentralized finance, announced that it will appoint Peter Märkl to the role of its General Counsel. With his international experience in investment banking and digital assets, he will head the Legal Department globally and lead Valour on all legal and regulatory matters, in particular in relation to ETPs.
Mr. Märkl, currently the Head of Legal for Amun/21Shares, was responsible for expanding the legal department in Zurich and New York. Prior to his role at 21Shares, Mr. Märkl worked in the Zurich office of the law firm Heuking, where he concentrated on the fintech and private banking business. Märkl previously held management positions at UBS in Germany and Switzerland. In addition to broad expertise in international investment banking and family office business, he also has a profound understanding of crypto-based financial products.
“The team at Valour is very excited to begin work with Peter and the extensive international experience he has with regulated crypto products will help navigate the regulatory aspects of our next phase of growth,” said Russell Starr, CEO of Valour. “Regardless of market conditions we will continue to build out our product offerings and attract top tier talent like Peter that will set Valour up for long term success in providing access to safe, secure and regulated digital assets.”
Mr. Märkl’s hiring marks the second accession to the Company’s management team within just a few weeks with the recently announced addition of Chief Sales Officer, Marco Infuso. Valour intends to continue making strategic hirings that will enable them to become a leading ETP provider in Europe and on a global scale.
Valour offers fully hedged digital asset ETPs with low to zero management fees, with product listings across four European exchanges. Valour’s existing product range includes Valour Uniswap (UNI), Cardano (ADA), Polkadot (DOT), Solana (SOL), Avalanche (AVAX), Cosmos (ATOM) and Enjin (ENJ) ETPs, as well as Valour’s flagship Bitcoin Zero and Valour Ethereum Zero products, the first fully hedged, passive investment products with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) as underlyings which are completely fee-free, with competitors charging up to 2.5% in management fees.
Learn more about Valour at https://valour.com/