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Coinbase hires Brett Redfearn as VP, Capital Markets

By Surojit Chatterjee , Chief Product OfficerOver the past 12 months, we’ve increased the performance of our exchange, rolled out support for new assets, grown our coverage team in the US, APAC and Europe, crossed $90B in assets on platform as of December 31, 2020, utilizing the enhanced trading tools from our Tagomi acquisition to win large public clients, and launched a market maker program while building the institutional brand more widely.Today, we’re excited to announce another milestone for the company: Brett Redfearn will join Coinbase as our VP of Product, Capital Markets. Reporting to me, he will be responsible for defining and driving a vision and strategy to set the global standard for crypto capital markets, including digital asset securities and our crypto trading platform.Brett brings more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles across the financial services landscape. Most recently, he served as the Director of the Division of Trading & Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he led more than 250 professional staff responsible for the regulation of exchanges, broker dealers, clearing agencies and transfer agents. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at JP Morgan, serving as Global Head of Market Structure, Algorithmic Trading, and Liquidity Products throughout his tenure. His extensive expertise in markets, regulation and electronic trading makes him the ideal candidate for this position.I recently sat down with Brett to tell us why he’s excited to join Coinbase. Following is an excerpt of our conversation:Surojit: You’ve …
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