Marcus Grubb has a thirty-year track record in global finance and capital markets, financial exchanges and precious metals. He is a well-known commentator on macro investment trends, gold and PGMs.
Prior to being appointed Chief Executive of the digital asset exchange BlockEx, he was Director of the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) responsible for market development. He was Managing Director of Investment at the World Gold Council (WGC) for eight years responsible for ETFs, new products, research and marketing. He co-headed the ETF programme including the SPDR GLD, at $55 billion the largest gold fund in the world. He was on the Board of BullionVault, an electronic gold exchange and was responsible for the $2 billion gold programme with ICBC in China. Before the WGC, he founded and built a derivatives exchange called Swapstream, which was sold to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 2006.
Marcus’s banking career included roles as Managing Director and Board member for Global Equities at Rabobank form 1997 – 2000 and his early career was as an investment strategist for UBS, Salomon Brothers and SBC Warburg.
He began his career at JP Morgan in New York and London after graduating from Oxford University with a first in Modern History & Economics.