Arthur Hayes

Arthur Hayes, born in 1985, currently living in Hong Kong

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Arthur Hayes

Personal Details

Arthur Hayes, born in 1985, currently living in Hong Kong


BS in Economics, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania

Professional experience and achievement

In 2008, Arthur moved to Hong Kong to begin his investment banking career. He spent three years as an ETF market maker for Deutsche Bank, where he spearheaded the role out of the X-trackers ETF product in Asia. He was responsible for market making more than 50 ETFs on the Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchanges. AUM grew from $0 to $1bn in the three years Arthur spent there.

In 2011, Arthur left Deutsche Bank and began working as an ETF and Delta 1 trader for Citibank in Hong Kong. He was responsible for managing Citibank's ETF trading books. In addition, Arthur also engaged in equity index arbitrage mainly focused on Chinese equities. Arthur also traded frequently in the FX non-deliverable forward market.


Yoga, squash, weightlifting, DJ'ing

First experience with cryptocurrencies

In the spring of 2013, Arthur read the white paper by Satoshi Nakamoto and thought that Bitcoin was the financial technology of the future. He began trading Bitcoin spot and derivatives. The arbitrage between the two was very profitable, and he used his profit to start arbitraging between different spot exchanges. Eventually, he also established himself as a broker who helped people buy and sell Bitcoins.

In January 2014, he along with two other partners formed BitMEX, Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange. BitMEX aims to be the worlds best and most advanced cryptocurrency derivatives exchange.

Role in the Bitcoin community

Arthur wants to spread the word as far and wide as possible. He also wants to bring traditional finance theory and practice to the cryptocurrency space. Arthur is a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong and is very active in the Bitcoin scene in the territory.



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