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Laurent Kssis
  • Blockchain & cryptocurrencies
  • ETFs & ETPs
  • Governance
  • Sales marketing and labelling
  • Strategic advisory
  • Structured products

Laurent Kssis

Laurent Kssis is a prominent figure in the European ETF and crypto ETP landscape, with 20 years of extensive experience.
As the founder of CEC Capital in London since 2013, he specializes in guiding issuers through the process of listing innovative crypto-related vehicles on European stock exchanges. Notably, he facilitated the successful listing of numerous ETPs, including Virtune’s 4 innovative crypto ETPs on Nasdaq Stockholm in 2023.
Mr. Kssis served as the Head of Europe, MD at Hashdex, Brazil’s largest crypto issuer, where he led the launch of the Nasdaq Crypto Index Europe ETP. Prior roles include Managing Director at Swiss-based 21Shares and CEO of XBT Provider AB, where he listed some of the earliest crypto ETPs. Kssis also served as a board member of Vinter AB, a Swedish-based crypto index manufacturer, for 3 years.
With a track record of over 30 admitted crypto ETPs on 6 European-regulated stock exchanges, Kssis has been instrumental in fostering growth and innovation within the industry.

Industry Experience
Areas of Expertise

Industry Experience

CEC Capital

Crypto ETP Specialist: Strategic & Lead Manager in ETF/ ETP, Digital Asset, Exec/non-exec board member, Strategic Advisor.

Issuance.Swiss AG

2023 - Present


2023 - Present

21Shares/Amun AG

2019 - 2021

Vinter/Avernio AB

2019 - 2022

XBT Provider AB / CoinShares

2017 - 2019


2018 - 2019

XBT Provider AB (CoinShares)

2017 - 2019


2015 - 2017

Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund Plc


Bitcoin ETF Concept

2014 - 2015


Head of Europe

LDBS Frays Academy Trust

Member of the Audit Committee

FT Board Director Programme

Non-Executive Director

Bluefin Trading LLC


LaBranche & Co

Head of ETF Market

Societe Générale

Head of ETF Trading & co-head of Portfolio Trading

HypoVereinsbank / UniCredit

Head of Portfolio Trading ETF

Lexit LLP/ Neonet SEC

MD - Electronic trading / US equity trading

Lehman Brothers

Head of Portfolio Trading & Advisory

State Street

FX Transition Management - Global Link

S&P Global Ratings

DACH Head - Office Manager

VNU Disclosure Inc

Director - Head of European Sales


FT Board Director Programme/ Madison

Master’s Degree, Non-Executive Director Diploma

City, University of London/

Bachelor’s Degree, Mathematics

Areas of Expertise

Crypto/Blockchain (ETPs)

Bitcoin, Ether, crypto currency ETPs/ETFs listing, blockchain, tokenization,

Structured products, derivatives, strategies, leveraged/reverse ETFs

Jurisdiction-agnostic: Euronext, BX Swiss, Boerse Stuttgart, Xetra, Tradegate, AQUIS (London), Nasdaq Stockholm, Nasdaq Nordic, Vienna Israel and Dubai.

Innovation: Gold/Bitcoin, baskets, wrappers, short strategies, statistical arbitrage, cash and carry, liquidity provision

Market-marking, Authorized Participant (AP) agreements, brokerage, planning & analysis

Sales & marketing, labeling, coaching & training, public relations, press releases, media

Regulatory admission, special purpose vehicles (SPV), prospectus, filings, issuance


CEO, chairman, board of directors, exec/non-exec director, interim management

Investor relations, general meetings

Corporate strategy, administration, strategic planning

Governance, compliance, audit committee, audit, internal controls

Expert Keywords

  • 21Shares
  • administration
  • Algorand
  • AQUIS in London
  • asset management
  • audit
  • Audit Committee
  • authorized participant (AP) agreements
  • balance sheet management
  • Bitcoin
  • BMR indices
  • Board member
  • board of directors
  • Boerse Stuttgart
  • broker-dealers
  • brokerage
  • BX Swiss
  • capital markets
  • capital raising
  • Cardano
  • CEC Capital
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • coaching & training
  • Coinsilium
  • compliance
  • corporate governance
  • corporate strategy
  • DB’s Xetra (CCP)
  • derivatives
  • Dubai exchange
  • Ethereum
  • Euronext Paris/Amsterdam
  • exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
  • exchange-traded products (ETPs)
  • filings
  • fund raising
  • general meetings
  • Global Advisors / Coinshares
  • GOLD
  • Hashdex
  • hiring
  • institutionals
  • interim management
  • internal controls
  • investor relations
  • Israel exchange
  • issuance
  • Issuance.Swiss
  • Lionsgold
  • listing
  • listing requirements
  • Litecoin
  • market-marking agreement
  • media strategy
  • Nasdaq Nordic
  • Nasdaq Stockholm
  • non-executive director
  • planning
  • Polkadot
  • press releases
  • prospectus
  • public relations
  • relationships
  • risk reporting
  • sales & marketing
  • Solana
  • stock exchanges
  • strategic decision
  • Tallymoney
  • TRAC
  • Tradegate
  • Virtune
  • white labeling
  • Wiener Boerse (Vienna Stock Exchange)
  • XBT Provider
  • XRP

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