B2C2 names ex-Morgan Stanley exec as new CEO, EMEA – FinTech Futures

UK fintech B2C2 has appointed Thomas Restout as its new CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Thomas Restout

Thomas Restout is B2C2’s new CEO, EMEA

Restout joins B2C2 from Morgan Stanley, where he served as global head of macro electronic trading and led strategy, product innovation and execution across assets and trading protocols. He also headed up crypto trading operations for Morgan Stanley’s fixed income division.

His appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Phillip Gillespie, group CEO.

‍In a career spanning 15 years, Restout has worked at firms including Goldman Sachs, where he served as executive director, eFX electronic trading EMEA for almost five years. He began his career as an FX trader at Natixis.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in London, B2C2 provides institutional access to crypto and claims to offer “reliable liquidity” across market conditions. The firm is majority owned by Japanese financial group SBI and has offices in Tokyo and the US.

“The tremendous growth of crypto assets during recent years shows its acceptance as an established asset class, attracting a growing range of institutional participants,” says Restout.

Restout adds he aims to help the firm “accelerate expansion” and widen its offering by “leveraging technology and quantitative approaches”.

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