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Crypto Exchange FTX Launches New Unit in Institutional-Investor Push

  • FTX Access to offer advisory, index products, trade execution
  • Institutional users make up two-thirds of FTX’s trading volume
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Cryptocurrency exchange FTX and its U.S. operation announced the launch of a new unit in a push to gain institutional clients and has hired ex-Coinbase Global Inc. executive Gustavo Miguel for the effort. 

While FTX has served large investors through its over-the-counter desk, the newly-created FTX Access will aim to be a one-stop shop, initially equipped with advisory, trade execution and analytical tools. It will also facilitate access to make venture investments alongside with FTX. It is looking to launch crypto-linked exchange traded products, a structure popular in Europe for investors who can’t hold digital coins directly.