Bringing you live news and features since 2006 

Valour hires former BlackRock iShares director as COO


Digital ETP issuer Valour has hired Frances Edwards to the role of Chief Operating Officer as the company continues to expand its team and product offering. 

Edwards joins from Blackrock iShares where she held leadership roles across COO and product development functions. The firm writes that this milestone follows Valour’s exponential growth since its launch last December, with AUM currently at over USD200 million. 

Edwards brings circa 20 years’ cross-functional experience spanning operations, product development and sales with a specialism in ETPs, including notes, certificates and funds across asset classes.  Prior to joining iShares, she was Director of Product Origination at Lloyds and, prior to that, Head of Retail Product Structuring at Barclays.  

Edwards will work closely alongside CEO Diana Biggs and the management team to lead Valour’s next phase of growth, as the company begins its international expansion beyond the Nordics, starting with additional European markets, the firm writes. 

“It’s extremely exciting to have Frances join our growing team at Valour”, says Diana Biggs. “With her deep experience across key areas including strategic business planning, industry engagement, product, risk management and governance in some of the world’s largest wealth management firms, Frances is the ideal person to help drive growth and further strengthen our mission to provide the most accessible digital asset investment products on the market.” 

The firm writes that since launch in December 2020, Valour has grown to over USD200 million in AUM, marking an exceptional first nine months of 2021 which saw AUM leap more than 2000 per cent. The firm says that growth has been a result of tremendous investor demand for exposure to digital assets, via financial products which make accessing one of the best performing asset classes of the last decade secure, transparent and straightforward.


Latest News

Amundi’s ETF Market Flows Analysis for May finds that global ETF inflows were EUR105.1 billion with US-domiciled equity funds accounting..
MerQube has announced the appointment of Dave Mueller as Chief Financial Officer. Mueller brings 17 years experience operating in corporate..
Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM), has announced that David Abner is joining as Head of Global ETFs and Funds...
Nvidia’s market cap surge to more than USD3 trillion making it the second most valuable company in the world almost..

Related Articles

CN Tower, Toronto
The winners were announced in the second ETF Express Canadian awards at the event held at The Quay in Toronto,...
Darren Johnson, Komainu
Custody specialist, Komainu, was launched in 2018 as a joint venture between Nomura, digital-asset investment manager, CoinShares and blockchain business,...
Stuart Chaussee
In January this year, global data and business intelligence platform, Statista reported that there are now more than 8000 ETFs...
Ethereum coin
Last week saw Australia launch spot bitcoin ETFs, with Matteo Greco, Research Analyst at Fineqia International, writing that Monochrome Asset...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by