PostTrade 360° Nordic 2024

4–5 Sept 2024 | Stockholm, Sweden

Martin Watkins

Chief Executive

Montis Group Limited

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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CEO at Montis, a new breed of digital Central Securities Depository accelerating the tokenisation of global markets, using blockchain technology.


Martin Watkins is Chief Executive of Montis Group where he is building digital CSDs and applying for regulatory approval in Luxembourg to settle natively digital and non-native digital securities tokens using blockchain technology, alongside conventional equity and debt. Montis Group was founded and is majority-owned by Archax, the first ever FCA regulated digital securities exchange that also has FCA brokerage, custody, and crypto-asset permissions.

Prior to Montis, Martin was at Ernst & Young (EY) for 7 years where, as EMEIA Lead for Exchanges and Financial Market Infrastructures, he worked on multiple blockchain initiatives.

Before EY, Martin was a member of senior management at Euroclear in London and was elected Chairman of the Euroclear Group Operations Task Force focused on harmonising services. This followed several years in Paris as an Executive member of AtosEuronext, running all LCH.Clearnet SA IT services across Europe, clearing €1.7 Trillion of equity, fixed income, and derivative transactions per day.

Martin is a former Board member and Trustee of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), where he was Founding Chairman of the International Regulations Forum and Chairman of the FinTech Forum. He is responsible for the group relationship and participation in the International Securities Services Association (ISSA).

Martin is a Chartered Honorary Fellow of CISI, a Fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He sits on the Court of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.

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Speaker sessions (1)

Thursday, 5 September 2024

12:00 - 12:40

(Block Track) The current practice, and promise, of DLT in TRADING

Location:Room C2, Level 2
  • Technology
  • Digital/digitalised assets
  • The Block Track