Ashley has over 20 years' experience in the financial industry and is an active early stage investor and consultant to Technology and Digital Asset companies.
He ran trading desks for various broker-dealers in the UK and throughout Asia, including TP-ICAP, GFI Group and Cantor Fitzgerald, and has extensive knowledge of FX, Equity and Fixed Income derivatives.
As an investor at start-up rating company Oddup, based in Hong Kong, Ashley has been heavily involved in their expansion. Oddup now rate and value companies and STO projects in 34 cities across the globe and provides critical data to Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and large Investment Banks.
Mike consulted to one of the UK’s first digital asset teams at a London based Asset Manager. He has also consulted to an array of London City Law firms, providing a road map to legal professionals regarding how to approach a case that contains a digital component.
He has assisted with capital raises for various Blockchain companies and consulted for Accountancy firms, providing context to the requirements of their client base with regards to digital assets.
Mike has assisted private clients with their digital portfolio requirements; guiding them through the set-up of safe custody, making their initial investments and liquidating their holdings.
He has also published academic literature in the international medical journal, “Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging”