Andrew Keys joins Digital Asset Risk Management Advisors (DARMA Capital) as Managing Partner. DARMA Capital currently manages over $100M of digital assets since its public soft launch in early 2019. DARMA Capital’s goal is to provide Quantitative Systematic Alpha Generation of Web3 Blockchain Protocols. DARMA’s flagship fund is an Optimized Long Ether fund for investors wanting to protect a net long ETH position from negative price events and accumulate more ether. Andrew will be responsible for DARMA Capital’s global business development and product strategy.
The other partners of DARMA Capital are James Slazas, formerly head of Capital Markets at ConsenSys and John Slazas, founder of JSTrading Services, a quantitative trading analytics company. DARMA’s first corporate risk management client is ConsenSys. DARMA Capital is an investment fund registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Commodity Pool Operator (CPO), Commodity Trading Adviser (CTA), and a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).
Prior to DARMA Capital, Andrew co-founded ConsenSys Capital. He also served as head of global business development for ConsenSys, the largest Ethereum software engineering company in the world. During Andrew’s tenure at ConsenSys, his responsibilities included teaching central banks and Fortune 500’s the importance of blockchain technology in digitizing the global economy. Andrew also co-created the first Ethereum Blockchain-as-a-Service offering with Microsoft and helped start the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance(EEA), an open-source cross-industry initiative focused on permeating Ethereum technology through enterprise environments. EEA is now one of the largest open-source blockchain initiatives in existence.
On joining DARMA Capital, Andrew said, “I’m thrilled to continue maturing the blockchain system with DARMA Capital. Our mission of providing Quantitative Systematic Alpha Generation of Web3 protocols will help corporations and institutions effectively manage risk in the nascent and volatile blockchain ecosystem. By registering with CFTC and having world class vendors such as Greenberg Traurig as our legal counsel, and Opus as our fund administrator, we plan to be the gold-standard of institutional investment.”
Joseph Lubin, founder and CEO of ConsenSys remarked, “As a foundational member of ConsenSys Solutions, Andrew was a key driver in opening up the Ethereum ecosystem to enterprise. As a member of the Ethereum community, Andrew has been a friend to many and a unifying force and voice in many situations. I expect Andrew’s new role at DARMA will enable him to continue his work in strengthening and fostering communication and cohesion in our ecosystem. And of course we are excited to watch Andrew and the brilliant team at DARMA continue to crush it with respect to performance.”
About DARMA Capital
DARMA is an investment fund registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) and Commodity Trading Adviser (CTA) and a member of the National Futures Association (NFA). The fund is a Cayman-Delaware Master-Feeder structure with the general partnership and Investment Advisor based in Puerto Rico. All investors are Qualified Eligible Participants (QEP). Supporting the fund are world-class service providers including Greenberg Traurig and Walkers Global for legal counsel, Duff & Phelps for compliance, and Opus Fund Services for fund administration.
The firm is based in Dorado, Puerto Rico with additional trading operations in Chicago and Dubai. For more information, please visit www.darma.capital.