Blockchain investment and advisory service NKB Group announced today that it has formed a partnership with CRYPTALGO Holdings AG. The partnership will allow both companies to extend their product offerings to their client bases.

NKB offers a range of financial services. These include wealth and asset management, brokerage, ICO (Initial Coin Offering) advisory, and principal investment. Through the partnership, NKB will utilise a suite of CRYPTALGO’s products. This includes its Order Execution Management System (OEMS), over-the-counter (OTC) and custody services for its clients.

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CRYPTALGO, on the other hand, provides a crypto trading gateway (OEMS), OTC services and liquidity solutions for financial institutions. The company will use the partnership to extend its asset management and advisory offering. This will be done through NKB Group’s regulated fund and investment banking platform.

Chris Baxter, CEO of the NKB GroupChris Baxter
Source: LinkedIn

Commenting on the partnership, Chris Baxter, CEO of the NKB Group, said: “We chose to partner with CRYPTALGO as its trading system is superior to others. NKB Group’s offering is built from our first-hand knowledge of the requirements of institutions, and our desire to provide our clients with the best possible products and delivery.

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“CRYPTALGO boasts an incredibly sophisticated offering suite, which will allow our clients to maximise returns on their crypto investments, as part of a well-diversified portfolio.”

Combining traditional banking with cryptocurrencies

Both NKB and CRYPTALGO were established by senior executives from top Wall Street banks. This includes UBS, Barclays, Saxo Bank, Renaissance Capital, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Nomura. Although the companies offer different services, they both combine the experience of traditional banking with the less-established crypto asset management.

Francisco Portillejo Hoyos, the CEO of CRYPTALGOFrancisco Portillejo Hoyos
Source: LinkedIn

Francisco Portillejo Hoyos, the CEO of CRYPTALGO, added: “We recognise in NKB Group’s senior team the same DNA that we come from – ‘old school’ banking brought to a new asset class.

“Cryptocurrencies have started to generate significant interest from institutions in 2017 and 2018, but only with properly robust, compliant and institutional-grade tools can the industry realise its full potential for investors. NKB Group’s impressive asset management offering will allow us to provide clients with an additional crypto investment service to mirror the high quality of our own.”

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