Johnson Joins LedgerEdge as Advisor
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: June 13, 2022
Former NEX Markets CEO Seth Johnson has joined digital corporate bond platform LedgerEdge as a senior advisor. The firm says he will focus on commercial plan and growth, including business development, growth priorities, commercial model, partnerships, and general firm strategy.
Johnson currently holds a number of non-executive positions in investment, trading and technology, including the chair of analysis firm Tradefeedr. He was previously CEO of Nex Markets, the electronic execution division of NEX Group having transitioned from running the firm’s Brokertec platform.
LedgerEdge claims its digital market is the first decentralised trading ecosystem that is fully regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a Multilateral Trading Facility.
“The market recognises that LedgerEdge’s innovative trading model brings a new, modern ecosystem that emphasises control and ease of execution to a historically illiquid market,” says David Nicol, co-founder and CEO of the firm. “Seth’s unparalleled experience and background has brought a strong focus on promoting an innovation and execution culture within the firms he’s worked with. We are thrilled that he will help drive our growth agenda and our client relationships at the highest levels, as we begin to build liquidity on the platform and ensure we continue to deliver a service that brings significant business benefits to our customers.”
Johnson adds, “LedgerEdge is company that is genuinely leading ground-breaking change. It offers a new way of solving for the historic information leakage and liquidity issues in the corporate bond market using distributed ledger technology. I look forward to supporting the team in continuing to engage the sell- and buy-side as well providing input into the company’s strategic priorities and direction at such a transformational time.”