Sigel, a former journalist for Bloomberg, CNBC and NHK, as well as a former Portfolio Strategist at CLSA and Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein, brings depth of knowledge in fast-growing digital assets ecosystem
VanEck today announced the hiring of Matthew Sigel for the newly created role of Head of Digital Assets Research. Sigel’s addition to the VanEck leadership team signifies VanEck’s continued dedication to innovation and research within the digital assets space.
"Digital assets are enabling new, decentralized businesses. There are new business models which are clearly disrupting several industries, including finance, which affects how entrepreneurs raise capital and how investors deploy it. Some of these companies, such as cryptoexchanges and mining companies, have strong profit potential," said Jan van Eck, CEO of VanEck. "As the opportunities within digital assets continue to widen well beyond Bitcoin and Ethereum, it is essential that we, as a firm, are well-positioned to research, analyze and share in-depth insights with our investors and the broader marketplace. Matthew brings the experience and expertise necessary to play a critical role in our efforts within the digital assets ecosystem. We could not be more excited to welcome him to our team."
Sigel joins VanEck with years of experience in research, portfolio management, alternative investments and thematic approaches. He most recently spent a decade with CLSA, where he was a Portfolio Strategist and author of the widely read "HELLO INVESTORS" newsletter. Prior to CLSA, he was an analyst and portfolio manager for the AllianceBernstein US & Global Thematic equity funds, where he covered technology and other sectors for then CIO Cathie Wood.
"VanEck has long been at the cutting edge of the digital assets ecosystem, and it is a great thrill to join Jan, Gabor Gurbacs and this team as they continue to build their footprint as the leading provider of digital assets insights and investment solutions," added Sigel.
The VanEck team regularly publishes research, including "no jargon" digital asset blogs, outlooks and Q&A’s on the digital assets space, which can be accessed on the VanEck website.
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