06.06.2024 / News / Press Releases

Komainu Appoints Global Markets veteran Clemens Lansing as first Komainu Taishi under its Ambassador Program

The newly established program, “Komainu Taishi”, extends Komainu’s global footprint in strategic markets


London, June 6, 2024 -- Komainu, the leading regulated custody provider for digital assets, today announced the appointment of global markets veteran Clemens Lansing as the first in its newly launched “Taishi” ambassador program.

Komainu Taishi establishes a network of trusted Komainu representatives across the globe at a pivotal moment in the company’s growth. The program strengthens Komainu’s international footprint through the appointment of local ambassadors in countries where Komainu is supporting the institutional adoption of digital assets with its leading custodial solutions. The program is designed to educate and encourage the continuing adoption of digital assets in strategic locations across the world, in both developed and emerging markets.

Lansing, based in Zurich, will focus on expanding Komainu’s network in DACH. He will explore commercial and partnership opportunities in the local markets and the broader region, supporting Komainu’s continued growth and investment objectives.

Lansing brings a broad international network and deep experience, having spent over 30 years working in the investment banking, private banking and investment management sectors. Most recently, Lansing served as Global Co-Head of Products & Solutions at Quintet Private Bank in Zurich and Luxembourg, having previously had roles as Head of European Institutional Investor Derivatives Sales at UBS and Head of European Equity Derivatives Trading at JPMorgan. He was also one of the founders of the Equity Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund Castlegrove Capital which was subsequently acquired by Millennium Management, LLC

Paul Frost Smith, Co-CEO at Komainu, said: “Komainu Taishi is a key strategic initiative as we look to build upon our success and achieve growth in major financial and digital assets hubs across the world. Understanding client needs from both the buy side and the sell side, Clemens shares in the Komainu vision, bringing a wealth of industry experience and expertise to the table as we build out our custodial solutions business, and we are delighted to have him on board.”

Clemens Lansing, Komainu Taishi, DACH, said: “I am delighted to be joining this Nomura-backed enterprise, Providing regulated and transparent solutions to clients is key to the expanding institutional interest in digital assets and Komainu is leading the pack in terms of the innovative solutions it can offer.”


About Komainu

Created as a joint venture between Nomura, CoinShares, and Ledger, Komainu is a regulated digital asset custodian headquartered in Jersey, with offices in London, Dubai, and Singapore. Built by institutions for institutions, Komainu offers multi-asset support and regulatory oversight, merging expertise from traditional financial services with leading security standards for the next generation of institutional custodian.

Komainu (Jersey) Limited is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC). Komainu MEA FZE is regulated by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA). Komainu UK is Registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Komainu Europe S.r.l has an OAM registration in Italy.

For more information, visit https://www.komainu.com.

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