10.06.2024 / News / Press Releases

Komainu Appoints Tony Larkin as Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Larkin joins Komainu’s leadership team and Executive Committee as Komainu expands its international operations


London, June 10, 2024 -- Komainu, the leading regulated custody provider for the digital assets industry, today announces the appointment of Tony Larkin as Chief Financial Officer. The appointment comes as Komainu expands its leadership team to position itself for its next phase of international expansion.  

Mr. Larkin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants with over three decades of experience in investment banking and private equity in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Mr Larkin qualified with Arthur Andersen before going on to become a number 1 ranked equities analyst at JPMorgan in both Europe and Asia. Subsequently he became Chief Global Financial Strategist at Citi and has also held senior positions at Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The appointment follows a round of senior hires made by Komainu in recent months, including the appointment of Paul Frost Smith as Co-CEO alongside Robert Johnson in April. Last week, Komainu announced the launch of its “Taishi” Ambassador Program, with industry veteran Clemens Lansing joining the firm as first Komainu Taishi, with a mandate to grow Komainu’s business in DACH.

Commenting on Tony Larkin’s appointment, Paul Frost Smith, Co-CEO of Komainu, said: “Tony is a seasoned finance professional with a broad range of experience as a CFO, adviser and investor. Having been on the buy and sell sides, and with extensive experience in both public and private markets, his unique combination of skills is the perfect fit for Komainu as we continue to reinforce and build out our position as the leader in regulated digital assets custody for the global financial services industry.”

Robert Johnson, Co-CEO of Komainu, added: “Tony is an important new addition to our team – his strategic insight and extensive network will play a critical role in the next phase of our growth story as we ramp-up our operations and international footprint to support institutional adoption of digital assets and set new standards for the industry more broadly.” 

Tony Larkin, CFO, Komainu, added: “Komainu has already established itself as a bridge between the worlds of TradFi and digital assets and has an enviable market position as an institutional platform backed by Nomura. As the market continues to develop, there is considerable opportunity for regulated services and I’m looking forward to supporting this innovative business to set new standards in the digital assets industry and drive significant value for our partners and stakeholders.”




About Komainu

Komainu is a regulated digital asset custodian built by institutions for institutions and created as a joint venture between Nomura, digital asset manager CoinShares, and digital asset security company Ledger. Offering multi-asset support with regulatory compliance, Komainu is merging traditional financial services with leading security standards for the next generation of institutional custody.

Headquartered in Jersey and with offices in London, Dublin, Dubai, and Singapore, 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) and Komainu Europe S.r.l has an OAM registration in Italy.

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


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