Huscher Joins Lukka
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: May 7, 2021
Crypto market software and data provider Lukka has named Dan Huscher as head of data and analytics. He joins from IHS Markit, where he was head of product development pricing for the reference data business and head of data strategy for the global markets group.
In his new role, Huscher will be responsible for the further development, delivery, and growth of Lukka’s crypto asset data business. Having been a critical driver of the pricing and reference data business’s growth over his 16-year tenure at IHS Markit, Huscher will help Lukka expand its crypto asset data offerings for institutions. The firm says his track record of innovation and delivery in fast-paced environments is key as Lukka looks to grow its revenue from data products and expand operations as crypto is rapidly adopted by traditional finance across the world.
“Data has been the focus of my entire career,” says Huscher. “I have personally experienced the rapid expansion and increased importance of data products in the financial industry. I believe the need for institutional-grade crypto asset data will follow in the same way.
“The data complexities that result from the decentralised nature of the crypto ecosystem mean that there are significant challenges for firms that require this data for normal business operations,” he adds.