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About Us

 
BCB Group is a cryptocurrency prime broker, a service specifically designed to cater to the needs of institutional clients who need OTC best execution for their own accounts and who wish to offer cryptocurrency products and services to their own clients.

BCB Group’s service allows traditional brokers, hedge funds, crypto funds, wealth managers and private banks to extend their capabilities in the cryptocurrency market with a turn-key solution for onboarding, execution, settlement, reporting and custodianship. We relieve the operational burdens that come with this highly technical asset class to allow greater focus on generating alpha.

Our strong relationships with established UK banks allow for fast and seamless onshore settlement, a model we are replicating in the Swiss and South African markets. Our ongoing dialogue with UK, Swiss and South African regulators allow us to remain on the front foot as the landscape evolves.

With regular dialogue with regulatory bodies including the FCA (UK), FINMA (Switzerland) and SARB (South Africa), we closely follow developments in the regulatory environment. While this asset class remains largely unregulated, we shadow existing regulations applicable to traditional asset classes.

BCB Group operates robust risk management and compliance procedures, with KYC/AML policies and procedures designed to comply fully with existing UK anti-money laundering regulations combined with prudent risk and liquidity management. Our risk management processes address credit and market risk, liquidity, operational and systemic risk.

As investor demand increases for clear and transparent entry into the cryptocurrency market, BCB Group aims to provide a streamlined brokerage service for clients who are seeking to gain access to the burgeoning asset class, providing support throughout the investment process.

BCB Group pledges to give 1% of net annual profits to charitable causes.

OLIVER VON LANDSBERG-SADIE

OLIVER VON LANDSBERG-SADIE

CEO, FOUNDER

Oliver is a technologist in financial markets. Starting out in 1998 as a developer on an interbank encrypted payment switching platform in South Africa, Oliver has led a fruitful career in investment banking financial technology, including 11 years at Barclays Investment Bank. With a BSc in AI, an MBA with financial focus, and a recent graduate of the MIT FinTech Strategy certificate, Oliver’s research and activity in blockchain technology has led to the formation of BCB Group and BitcoinBro, a boutique cryptocurrency brokerage dedicated to providing a fair onramp to the world of cryptocurrency, with research and education core to the operation.

In his spare time, Oliver writes film music and plays the piano.

OLIVER TONKIN

OLIVER TONKIN

LEGAL, RISK AND STRATEGY PARTNER

Oliver is a qualified solicitor and partner at Pemberton Capital LLP, a boutique private equity investment house. Oliver is a subject matter expert on legislation and regulation of cryptocurrencies in the UK and Europe, and as such has laid the groundwork for a pre-compliant operation at BCB Group. He is an advisor and founder shareholder of BCB Group.
JON COTTON

JON COTTON

STRATEGY AND EXECUTION PARTNER

Jon Cotton is MD of British music production company Poseidon. Jon began studying technical analysis in 2000 for use in managing his own investments and due to its overlap with behavioural economics – much used in Poseidon’s international marketing work. This has seen the company achieve three iTunes US number one albums in as many years among other notable successes.

A Bitcoin investor since 2013, Jon has been providing Technical Analysis (TA) commentary for a private community of cryptocurrency investors since mid 2017.

BRIDGET GREENWOOD

BRIDGET GREENWOOD

MARKETING AND CONTENT PARTNER

Starting as an Independent Financial Advisor, Bridget pivoted her career to emerge as a pioneer in financial services social media. A founding director of Financial Social Media UK, Bridget has attracted multiple industry awards. Aware that technology marches forward no matter your view point on how it might disrupt incumbents in your market place, especially in traditional industries, Bridget vehemently believes that staying in front of technology is essential to survival and success. How you can harness these changes, rather than deny, impede and ultimately be left behind, is the key for best serving your clients and customers.
VIAN SHARIF

VIAN SHARIF

FOUNDATION PARTNER

Vian is a communications executive with nearly two decades of experience spanning Financial Services and the world’s leading luxury brands. She brings a deep understanding of how to embed corporate social responsibility considerations into corporate activities, investment programmes and communications and is proud to be leading the charge at BCB Group’s charitable foundation.
ROD MINTER-BROWN

ROD MINTER-BROWN

DESIGN AND BRAND PARTNER

Rodney is a multi-disciplined creative with a focus on branding and advertising. He has 18 years of experience with a multitude of clients across a diverse range of sectors including Finance, FMCG, Pharma, Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Alcoholic Beverage, B2B, Legal, Retail, Luxury and Property. He has a BA in Visual Art & Design and an MA in Design specialising in Dynamic Branding. He is extremely digitally focused, and believes in big ideas, driven by insight and strategy to create seamless user-centric design.
DAVID FARQUHARSON

DAVID FARQUHARSON

GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION PARTNER

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in customer service, managed services, sales, business development, and strategic planning.
MIKE HOFER

MIKE HOFER

WHOLESALE AND INSTITUTIONAL PARTNER

Mike has been in sales for banks for the past 20 years. During his career, Mike has built sales teams from scratch, restructured sales territories, shaped, re-shaped, and re-re-shaped B2B sales strategies over and over again where market changes happened. He’s based in Switzerland, but spends most of his time meeting new prospects across EMEA. Although one could mistake him for an obedient big corporate citizen, he has in his younger years, started up a software and services company back in the days where the internet was making funny fax-noises when connecting! He is thrilled to be back in start-up land, albeit with a hell of a lot more stories to tell this time around.
MARK WARNER

MARK WARNER

OPERATIONS AND RISK PARTNER

Mark is a data scientist and digital currency SME with 20 years of experience working in varied financial services firms across multiple sectors. With a proven track record in software and data delivery, Mark has, over the past 3 years, increasingly focused on cryptocurrency analytics and market dynamics. He holds qualifications in finance, quantitative modelling of derivatives and software programming.
GREG SHIERS

GREG SHIERS

TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE PARTNER

Greg is a free-spirited lover of tech and all things nerdy, solving complicated real-world problems using AI, technology and his brains. He is a director at 3 tech companies ranging from mobile solution development to AI in the recruitment space. Greg is married with 2 kids and enjoys the outdoor life with his friends and family.
JARRATT INGRAM

JARRATT INGRAM

DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNER

Jarratt is the co-founder and Chief Geek of Six Digital. He has in depth knowledge and experience in the entire application lifecycle, is a full stack developer and solutions architect. He spends most of his time managing devops, development and building solutions for innovative companies around the world.
RED OCHSENBEIN

RED OCHSENBEIN

CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADER

Red is a technology enthusiast, award winning web development pioneer and dot-com bubble veteran who started his professional career in a Swiss bank that led to professional web development in 1995.. Now working as a freelance game and web developer, consultant for digitisation and as a composer for TV and games.

Red is also a co-founder and board member of the Fablab Burgdorf maker-space. His urge for new knowledge and combining several disciplines lead him to cryptocurrencies where he has used his banking and technology background to develop cryptocurrency trading bots.

ANDREW TURPIN

ANDREW TURPIN

STARTUP MENTOR

Andrew, Chief Operating Officer at Grindrod Bank, has an extensive background in payment systems technology, retail banking, and general banking operations. Andrew started his career as a Science, Mathematics and Computer Science teacher, and has since been involved in several entrepreneurial businesses. He is a co-founder of the House4Hack maker-space, and enjoys his role as mentor to several startup teams. Andrew is an amateur technologist, a patent holder of several fascinating but sadly defunct patents, an avid proponent of equitable access to financial services, has built his own two-seater aircraft, and believes that changing the world for the better is worth getting up for every morning. Andrew holds an MBA from the University of Pretoria, is married with three children and lives in South Africa.
FRANTIŠEK KORMAŇÁK

FRANTIŠEK KORMAŇÁK

CONTENT TECHNOLOGY PARTNER

František is a lover of technology, web application development and has a passion for composing music for film and media. František is Co-founder and Senior Web  Developer of Flexets, a web solution development company in Bratislava, Slovakia, happily married with 2 kids.

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