Talos taps OSL’s liquidity from Asia, Americas, Standard Chartered

Rick Steves

Talos offers solutions to meet the needs of both investors and their financial service providers, including prime brokers, OTC liquidity providers, lenders, custodians, and exchanges.

Talos has added OSL Exchange to its partner network as the institutional digital asset technology looks to provide its users with access to liquidity from order books across Asia, the Americas, and OSL’s white-label platforms, including its soon-to-launch European joint venture with Standard Chartered.

OSL is a subsidiary of BC Technology Group and is license-exempt under the Payment Services Act by the MAS in Singapore. OSL is also registered as a Money Services Business with FINCEN in the United States.

In December 2021, OSL hired 25-year prime brokerage and listed derivatives veteran Jeffrey Howard to lead the North America business.

Talos offers end-to-end digital asset trading

Anton Katz, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Talos,  said: “OSL has rightfully carved out a reputation as having both the technology and business processes required to support true institutional-level trading of digital assets. Our clients have explicitly asked for access to OSL due to its high-quality execution, so we’re happy to further expand our platform with the addition of yet another high-caliber liquidity destination.”

Jeff Howard, North America Head of Business Development and Institutional Sales at OSL, commented: “Talos is the partner of choice for many of the institutions we work with because of its performance, reliability, security, and breadth of functionality. Since launch, our strategy has been to build our business by bringing together a well-rounded ecosystem of participants. Providing the Talos community seamless access to our exchange will expand our ecosystem and further deepens the high-quality liquidity we offer.”

Developed in 2018, Talos’s platform is built exclusively to support end-to-end digital asset trading – from onboarding to price discovery, execution, and settlement – including bilateral access to liquidity providers.

Talos offers solutions to meet the needs of both investors and their financial service providers, including prime brokers, OTC liquidity providers, lenders, custodians, and exchanges.

These providers can offer Talos solutions on a fully white-labeled basis, allowing them to offer their clients turnkey brokerage services that get their digital asset businesses off the ground quickly and easily.

The Talos platform can be accessed via API or GUI, and is highly configurable to users’ unique workflow requirements.

The firm has recently raised $40 million in a funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, which also included backing from PayPal, Fidelity Investments, Galaxy Digital, Elefund, Illuminate Financial, and Steadfast Capital Ventures.

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