BTIG Franchise Sales Adds Senior Digital Asset Strategy and Sales Specialist Michael Kaye
New York – September 29, 2021 – BTIG announced today that Michael Kaye has joined the firm’s Franchise Sales division as a Managing Director and Digital Asset Strategy and Sales Specialist. He will leverage his network of industry relationships to provide comprehensive views of the digital asset sector for BTIG’s institutional and corporate clients across a broad array of subsectors including blockchain technology, cryptocurrency solutions, digital payments and financial services. Mr. Kaye will be based in the firm’s New York office and report to Dan Wychulis, Managing Director and Head of BTIG U.S. Strategy and Franchise Sales.
As the most recent addition to an expanding BTIG Digital Asset team, Mr. Kaye enhances the focus and effort to further build the BTIG brand anchored by Mark Palmer, BTIG FinTech and Digital Assets Analyst, and the Research team. Prior to BTIG, he was the Head Trader at Coltrane Asset Management, specializing in digital assets, equity capital markets and the consumer sector. Previously, Mr. Kaye was a Director within Equity Sales at Berenberg Capital Markets and Redburn. Earlier in his career, he spent five years at Balyasny in London and Chicago as a Portfolio Manager and Trader. He was also actively involved in the firm’s equity capital markets activities. Mr. Kaye held similar Portfolio Manager roles at Bellman Walter Capital, Walter Capital, SAC Global Capital and Deutsche Bank.
“We are thrilled to have Michael join the firm,” commented Mr. Wychulis. “His vast expertise and deep understanding of the digital asset landscape will be enormously valuable to both our corporate and institutional investor clients. Building off the recent momentum created by our widely attended digital asset conference, Michael gives BTIG yet another resource to offer our clients as they look for guidance in the digital asset sector.”
As the digital asset sector matures and regulations shift, BTIG has committed to further expansion. The firm continues to broaden and diversify its offering of services, resources and stocks with blockchain and cryptocurrency exposure, including Research and Corporate Advisory expertise. Recently, 89 digital asset companies participated in the BTIG Future of Digital Assets Conference. The firm’s Digital Asset Research team, led by Mr. Palmer, provides comprehensive coverage across blockchain technology, cryptocurrency solutions, digital payments, financial services and more. Julian Emanuel, BTIG Chief Equity and Derivatives Strategist, produces real-time cryptocurrency market research and commentary, Gregory Lewis, CFA, BTIG Energy and Infrastructure Analyst, offers broad coverage of bitcoin mining and infrastructure companies critical to the digital asset lifecycle. Most recently, BTIG hired Director of Policy Research, Isaac Boltansky, who will be responsible for analyzing and forecasting how potential policy shifts impact the sector. BTIG’s Digital Asset Investment Banking unit is led by Robert Fellinger, CFA, who maintains active dialogues with a wide array of digital asset companies seeking capital or strategic advice.
BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global footprint and more than 700 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 19 cities throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income, currency and commodities (futures, interest rates, credit, and convertible and preferred securities). The firm’s core capabilities include global execution, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, transition management, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more. BTIG does and may seek to do business, including investment banking and/or other capital markets business, with companies which are the subject of Corporate Access services. To learn more about BTIG, visit www.btig.com.