Hex Trust is the leading digital asset custody platform for the banking sector.
Hex Trust is fully licenced, insured, and the leading provider of bank-grade custody for digital assets. Led by financial services experts and veteran banking technologists, Hex Trust has built a proprietary platform – Hex Safe™ – that delivers an infrastructure custody solution for banks, financial institutions, asset managers, and exchanges to safely, securely, and efficiently operate in the digital asset ecosystem.
Through our platform, you can access liquidity providers, exchanges and lending & staking platforms, which allows our custody clients to seamlessly access third-party services while holding assets in our highly secure and regulated platform.
The Hex Safe™ platform has been designed with a comprehensive compliance-first approach, with the highest level of security available in the market, scalable for high transaction volumes, and providing seamless connectivity to third-party service providers in the ecosystem. ZeroKey™, a proprietary technology, enables seamless transacting and fast access to assets stored on multiple blockchains while maintaining the highest levels of security of cold storage solutions.
Hex Trust recently received an award in ‘The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Providers’. Hex Trust won the ‘Highly Commended’ award in ‘Best Custody Specialist, Digital Assets’.
In Hong Kong, Hex Trust is registered as a Trust Company under the Hong Kong Trust Ordinance and holds a Trust or Company Service Provider (TCSP) license under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance. In Singapore, Hex Trust holds a Capital Markets Services (CMS) licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) allowing the company to provide custodial services regulated under Singapore’s Securities and Futures Act.
Hex Trust’s mission is to allow banks and financial institutions to seamlessly integrate digital assets into their business operations in a highly secure, scalable and compliant way.
As blockchain becomes the underlying infrastructure for financial instruments, every financial institution will require an enterprise platform to manage their representation on blockchain.
Hex Trust provides access to the blockchain ecosystem to institutions looking to extend their service offering and provide digital assets to their clients.
Alessio Quaglini has over 15 years of professional experience, developed in banking, regulatory body and management consulting.
Prior to joining Hex Trust, Alessio was the Head of Strategy Asia for BBVA, overseeing the overall business development and geographical footprint in Asia. Among the responsibilities, Alessio helped the Bank set up branches and obtain regulatory approvals in Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, and Japan. Alessio was subsequently Director of Financial Institutions at First Abu Dhabi Bank, where he was responsible for developing the bank's business with Financial Institutions and Non-Bank Financial Institutions in North Asia. Alessio also worked at the Italian Financial Services Authority (Consob) in Rome, where he was responsible for the supervision of public equity and derivatives markets in the market abuse department.
Alessio earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in telecommunication engineering from La Sapienza University in Rome and his MBA from IE Business School.
Rafal Czerniawski is a veteran financial technologist and entrepreneur with a career spanning thirty years in software and product development for investment banks. Most notably, Rafal was CTO at CLSA for five years, one of Asia’s largest brokerage and investment firms, which was acquired by CITIC Securities for US$1.3 billion.
Prior to that, Rafal was CIO at SetClear and spent part of his early career at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust and Macquarie Bank. Rafal is the founder of Betatron, one of Asia’s leading startup accelerators and investment funds. To date, the firm has invested in 36 startups over the last three years. Rafal was also the CTO of Quikspaces, an online marketplace for flexible workspace rentals, which was acquired in 2019.
Rafal graduated from the University of Newcastle with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Marty Jetton’s professional career began in Investment Banking with The Chase Manhattan Bank and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He has built and managed enterprise-wide risk management teams in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
During the 1990’s, Marty set up Chase’s first global custody operation in China, India, and Bangladesh. More recently, Marty was a founding partner in Ultifin Limited, a virtual investment bank focusing on utilization of blockchain to increase the efficiency and lower operational risk of cross border trade finance.
Marty gained his preliminary interest and experience in Asia during his study at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona, where he obtained his Masters of International Management degree, specializing in Southeast Asian Studies.
Sam Ameen is a marketing expert and entrepreneur who has been focusing on the blockchain and technology sectors for the last eight years.
Sam is one of the founding team members of Betatron, a Venture Capital firm and accelerator which has invested in 36 startups over the last four years. Sam mentors startups on their marketing strategy and helps them scale online by building their brand, acquiring users / clients via paid and organic acquisition channels, and generating press and media coverage. Prior to that, Sam built a digital marketing agency and has worked on and advised over 20 blockchain projects on their marketing strategies.
Sam regularly contributes his insights and opinions on the blockchain and technology ecosystem via his articles published on media platforms such as Forbes and Tech in Asia, amongst others. Sam graduated studying Investment & Finance from the Henley Business School.
Calvin Shen has more than 10 years of financial services and investment experience across fintech start-ups and asset management.
As the Head of Sales & Business Development of Hex Trust, Calvin works closely with clients to provide bespoke blockchain and custody solutions to help them bridge the worlds of digital assets and traditional finance. Prior to joining Hex Trust, Calvin was at Figure Technologies, a fintech and blockchain start-up based in San Francisco. Previously, he spent time at PIMCO, SSGA, Deloitte and BNY Mellon across portfolio management, business development and institutional sales based in the United States.
He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in economics from UC San Diego and is a CFA and CAIA charter holder.
The blockchain, as a form of distributed ledger technology, has the potential to transform financial markets and bring lower costs, faster settlement, improved transparency, and auditability of transactions. DLT is, therefore, a great opportunity but also a disruptive threat for well-established financial institutions which lack technology and expertise to operate these new types of digital assets stored on the blockchain.
With this in mind, Hex Trust has developed an enterprise platform to allow financial institutions to integrate digital assets into their business operations in a highly secure, scalable and compliant solution.
UnionBank of the Philippines, one of the country’s largest banks by total assets, has selected Hex Trust, a Hong Kong-based digital assets custodian, to test a crypto custody service. Hex Trust will begin by providing an internal service for the bank’s employees in a pilot run. UnionBank said it is looking to tap into the digital assets market as institutional and customer interest grows.
Hex Trust, a Hong Kong-based digital asset custodian, today announced that it has secured investment from Cyberport, a technology incubator project backed by the Hong Kong government.
Hex Trust, a Hong Kong-based digital asset custodian, has appointed Colin Brooks as chairman of its advisory board. First appointed to the advisory board in July 2020, Brooks has over 35 years of experience in the securities industry, including 30 years in Asia.
As attitudes towards digital assets become more positive, the next few years will see the digital asset industry become more mature, with clearer regulations around digital assets and the establishment of a vibrant digital ecosystem.