Market inefficiency is one of the main factors preventing crypto-currencies from achieving mass adoption.
As such, our focus is to construct and provide liquidity services for digital assets from the most embryonic stages and throughout their adoption cycle. We are dedicated to providing services free from conflicts of interest, and transparency first.
Designated market maker
Acheron operates differently from its competitors under a designated market-making structure. Our structure takes a more hands-on approach to building digital asset liquidity from the most nascent stages and throughout an asset's lifecycle. Emerging projects view Acheron's role as an extension of their core team and less as an outsourced liquidity provider.
Our approach allows us to provide transparency to our clients and insights into the health of their market, which is unprecedented in the industry. We commit to providing a structure designed to mitigate conflicts of interest and put the interest of our clients at the forefront of everything we do.
Deep sector knowledge
Wesley is the founder and CEO of Acheron Trading, a market making and advisory firm that uses deep sector knowledge and industry relationships to drive liquidity in the digital asset markets.
Pioneering crypto valuation models
Wesley founded the company in 2018 to reduce friction among nascent cryptocurrency projects, users, and public markets. With trusted specialists and operational maturity, Acheron seeks to infuse legitimacy into the digital asset markets. Prior to launching Acheron, Wesley served as head trader at Aenigma Capital, where he pioneered crypto economic valuation models and trading strategies.
At age 13
With more than a decade of experience in digital asset transactions, Wesley is recognized as a thought leader and industry veteran. At age 13, he automated the generation and re-sale of digital assets for online gaming. As the digital asset space matured, he became a frontline advocate for emerging cryptocurrencies, building his first Bitcoin mining rig in 2013.
10-year track record
Paul leads Acheron’s quantitative modeling and enterprise risk management operations. An expert in financial risk management and modeling, he has a 10-year profitable track record in token, predictive, and derivative markets.
Stochastic models & algorithms
In collaboration with Acheron’s business development group, Paul spearheads the engineering of stochastic models and algorithms to provide custom solutions for company clients. He also produces on-chain data-driven insights to feed Acheron’s proprietary risk models. Paul is an actuary by profession and holds a master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Victoria.
20 years of experience
Chris manages enterprise strategy and global operations for Acheron. With 20 years of experience in trading, technology, and risk management in the financial services industry, he leads Acheron’s product development and client advisory efforts. He is responsible for steering Acheron through ever-present secular change in the digital asset space, keeping clients profitably ahead of the curve.
Chris began his career as a trader at Goldman Sachs in Asian and Australian equity markets. Prior to joining Acheron, he worked for Macquarie Bank Limited in Financial Products, packaging $3.2B in exotic structured products for IFA and HNW clients in only 12 months. He has also served as a partner and Head of Business Development and Strategy at 4X Solutions, a premier foreign currency exchange trading and technologies company.
Leveraging trading algorithms
Mazin leverages proprietary trading algorithms to create deep and liquid digital asset markets for Acheron clients. He also collaborates with Acheron’s technical team to ideate market liquidity solutions based on asset fundamentals.
University of Florida
Prior to joining Acheron, Mazin worked at Aenigma Capital, a digital asset hedge fund, where he led the due diligence reporting process and helped develop valuation models for proof-of-work cryptocurrencies. Mazin graduated from the University of Florida with dual degrees in Mathematics and Economics with a focus in econometrics and game theory.
Mattias helms the end-to-end development life cycle for Acheron’s proprietary algorithms and service offerings. He is a full-stack engineer with twenty years of experience in developing high throughput systems and software for demanding applications.
Mattias partners with the team of developers to lead the in-house development of new algorithm sets for our clients and trading desk. He also leads our rigorous oversight and continuous improvement programs to target 99.99% uptime for all of Acheron’s target markets.
Streamlining structures and asserts
Wouter focuses on streamlining all information flow of Acheron, from the business structures to operational assets. His twenty years of experience in providing server infrastructure for financial clients has provided him with deep insights into creating robust procedures and methods that safeguard operational effectiveness as well as the future for Acheron.
Having previously implemented ISO 27001 and ISO 9000 standards, he’s no stranger to rigorous audits and checks when it comes to information security.
Laurent is in charge of algorithmic trading strategies research, design and implementation at Acheron. He leverages a deep knowledge of digital assets markets microstructure, an interest for order book dynamics and expertise in systematic execution to design algorithms geared at improving markets' efficiency and maximizing profits. Laurent’s vision is to spearhead the development of the financial markets of the future. He is an advocate of the transformative potential of blockchain in finance and beyond.
Entrepreneurship and academic excellence
Entrepreneur at heart, Laurent co-founded HedgeTech - a leading trading algorithms and infrastructure provider for digital assets issuers, exchanges and market makers - in 2018. He joined AcheronTrading as Partner when the company acquired HedgeTech in 2022. He is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Quantitative Finance and gives frequent guest lectures and talks at top universities worldwide. Laurent holds a Master's degree in Financial Mathematics/Engineering from Princeton University and a double B.A. summa cum laude in Mathematics and Economics from Boston University.
Infrastructure and implementation engineer
Tom leads the trading infrastructure design and development at Acheron. His deep knowledge of scalable server infrastructures and parallel programming enables him to build and grow complex back-end trading systems optimised for deploying and running the most advanced trading strategies, achieving impeccable execution and unparalleled uptime. He is passionate about decentralization and its applications to finance and other industries.
Entrepreneur and independent learner
Tom is a former algorithmic trader on Chinese commodities futures markets. He also co-founded HedgeTech - a leading trading algorithms and infrastructure provider for digital assets issuers, exchanges and market makers - in 2018. He joined AcheronTrading as Partner when the company acquired HedgeTech in 2022. Tom has the extraordinary ability to reach profound levels of understanding of complex fields that spike his curiosity via independent learning. Tom holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Tongji University (China) and a M.S. in Statistics from Southern Methodist University.