WHAT WE DO

Asset
Management

NKB Asset Management provides investors with access to crypto assets through a robust infrastructure which is compliant with anticipated regulatory requirements. We endeavour to follow traditional market principles of investing, advising and managing financial assets and apply them to the digital world.

We believe that the blockchain investment opportunity now is larger than both the derivatives investing opportunities that appeared in the late 90s and the Emerging Markets investment phenomenon of the early 2000s. NKB Asset Management has put together a team that has depth and experience at the highest level in both blockchain technology as well as investment solutions that institutional investors have come to expect over the last two decades.

Crypto assets as an asset class have performed very strongly in the recent period. Nevertheless, not all coins and tokens have been good performers and investor returns may vary considerably. In addition, there are specific factors such as significant volatility of the assets and differing price quotes at exchanges which compound the risks of investing in the space.

NKB Asset Management aims to capitalise on the opportunity while navigating through the risks. We provide our investors with exposure to the long-term capital appreciation of digital assets, while reducing volatility through our active investment approach. Our product portfolio will further develop over time together with the fast-paced changes in the market for crypto assets.

Team

JAMIE FARQUHAR

Portfolio Manager
Jamie runs NKB’s Active portfolio. He traded institutional FX in both a market making and prop capacity, specializing in the illiquid emerging markets.Jamie runs NKB’s Active portfolio. He traded institutional FX in both a market making and prop capacity, specializing in the illiquid emerging markets. He moved into crypto prop trading in a solo capacity before joining NKB to build our Asset Management and Brokerage business. He has advised a number of blockchain and cryptocurrency projects. Jamie has a degree in Economics.

MIROSLAV SKOVAJSA

Risk and Operations
Miro’s experience spans across investment banking, investment management and entrepreneurship. Miro’s experience spans across investment banking, investment management and entrepreneurship. He spent 10 years in JP Morgan in New York in Credit Strategy as a Research Analyst in the #1 ranked team in High Grade Strategy and Credit Derivatives. He later served as a COO and CFO of a health-tech start-up before moving to an investment management role as a Director in a family office in Slovakia. Miro has a degree in Computer Science from Amherst College.

CHRIS BAXTER

Co-founder
Chris has more than 30 years of investment banking and investment management experience.Chris has more than 30 years of investment banking and investment management experience. He has held senior management positions at leading international institutions for over 15 years, including: Head of Investment Banking and CEO of Principal Investments at Renaissance Capital, an emerging markets investment bank; and Head of the eastern hemisphere Energy and Power sector team in Merrill Lynch, London. Chris is also a long term member of the Supervisory Board of an emerging market venture capital firm Buran VC. Chris graduated in engineering from Imperial College and received a number of awards for his outstanding academic results including an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).

CARNEGIE SMYTH

Non-executive Director
Carnegie is a CEO of Signia Wealth, a London-based wealth management firm. Carnegie is a CEO of Signia Wealth, a London-based wealth management firm. His areas of expertise include investment management, hedge funds and opportunistic investments in private equity. He previously advised ultra-high net worth individuals, sports and media clients on tax and corporate advisory issues.

ACTIVE PORTFOLIO


  • Focused exposure to the crypto asset sector, while adapting to the rapid regime changes this industry experiences
  • The strong drawdowns experienced in this asset class can decimate unmanaged portfolios. Our active approach looks to identify these cycles and protect portfolio values accordingly

LONG-ONLY BASKET OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES


  • Different basket models consisting of several dominant cryptocurrencies, complemented with less known altcoins with potential higher growth rates
  • Allocations based on a number of factors including total market value, volatility, liquidity
  • Full exposure with limited turn-over of the portfolio

NKB Asset Management is supported, through joint venture, by the multi award winning Signia. Our domain knowledge, and Signia’s reputation of providing exceptional services across the wealth management and alternative asset space, gives us the experience and expertise to offer a market leading asset management service in the digital asset space.

Contact us at am@nkbgroup.io
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