24 June 2021, Los Angeles and New York, US / London, UKWave Financial LLC (Wave), the Investment Advisor for digital assets, today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the hire of two new senior executives.

Seasoned finance and global markets veteran Nauman Sheikh has joined Wave as Managing Director, Head of Protocol Treasury Management. In this role, Sheikh will focus on helping Wave develop and scale its suite of investable products, services and solutions for the firm’s corporate, institutional and high-net-worth investors. With more than 20 years of experience at top Wall Street firms, including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, Nauman has held senior roles across global equities, including derivatives, prime brokerage, research and capital markets.

“We are thrilled to be joined by Nauman, who brings a strong institutional background and best practices of traditional finance to the digital assets sector,” said David Siemer, Chief Executive Officer of Wave Financial Group. 

Additionally, Michael Jones has joined the Wave leadership team as Head of Business Development. In this role, Michael will lead expansion efforts for the brand’s reach across Family Office, Non-Profit, Corporate and Institutional channels, as well as sub-advisory efforts for domestic RIAs looking to offer clients digital asset exposure. Michael brings more than a decade of experience from his work at Goldman Sachs and Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO). 

“Michael’s expertise will be invaluable, and we’re delighted to have him on board,” continued Siemer. “He will play an integral role as we continue to expand our reach and unearth new opportunities for our clients.”