Nick Philpott

Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships

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Nick Philpott is a market structure specialist with 15 years experience and is the Co-founder and Head of Partnerships at Zodia Markets, a cryptoasset brokerage and exchange business based in the UK.

He joined Standard Chartered’s graduate programme in 2006 after a short career in the British Army. He followed that with roles in Financial Markets Sales in Lagos, Nigeria, and COO positions across FX, Rates, Credit and Repo trading in both London and Singapore. He joined the Financial Markets e-Trading team in 2015 where was the Head of Market Structure, moving to the Bank’s SC Ventures arm in 2020 to co-found Zodia Markets.

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