Steve Kelso

Head of Galaxy Digital, Europe

Stephen is a high-energy leader and investment professional with an 21 year track record of building businesses, managing trading desks and hedge funds at leading international investment firms. His focus is on the balance of risk, reward and growth during the various stages of investment cycles, volatility and liquidity conditions.


He recently was CEO of Ashburton International running the combined asset and wealth manager for FirstRand which made new highs in both AUM and fund performance NAVs. Throughout the Global Financial Crisis, Stephen ran the Central Risk Unit and financing businesses at Renaissance Capital. Previously he ran the volatility arbitrage fund for KBC. He started his career at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers, where he ran index options trading.


Stephen holds a Masters in Engineering from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University where he was awarded the Nicholas Prize for Leadership.

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