Amber Group

Leading Global Crypto Finance Service Provider

Based in Hong Kong, Amber Group is a leading global crypto finance service provider for users worldwide. Amber Group was founded in 2017 by a group of finance professionals from Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Bloomberg. Amber Group operates around the world and around the clock with a presence in Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, and Vancouver. We provide 24/7 service to 200+ institutional clients, cumulatively trading over $220 billion across 60+ electronic exchanges, with an average daily trading volume between $100-200 million.

Amber Group is committed to serving clients around the globe by combining the best-in-class technology with sophisticated quantitative research to offer a streamlined crypto finance experience. Our goal is to optimize investment flexibility, maximize investment returns and provide long-lasting value for our clients. In 2019, Amber Group raised $28 million in a Series A funding round led by global crypto heavyweights Paradigm and Pantera, with participation from Polychain Capital, Dragonfly Capital, Blockchain.com, Fenbushi Capital, and Coinbase Ventures.

Our Mission

To unlock the value of crypto finance

Our Edge

Specialists with a global vision

Founded by finance professionals from Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Bloomberg

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150+ professionals across risk management, quantitative finance, technology, and trading

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Meritocracy with a focus on performance

Traded over $220 billion since inception

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Servicing 200+ institutional clients and sophisticated individual investors globally

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Recognized for strong fund performance

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Adaptive mindset and service

Offering a one-stop crypto finance platform including liquidity provision, asset management, and trading services

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Equipped with the technical expertise to innovate sophisticated crypto finance products

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Risk management

Heavily invested in cybersecurity, cryptosecurity and operational security across the firm and implemented comprehensive risk controls for each business line

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Partnered with Fireblocks, a Fidelity-backed cryptocurrency security provider that utilizes multi-party computation

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Technology driven

Combining best-in-class trading technology with sophisticated quantitative research to offer clients a streamlined crypto finance experience

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Providing our clients with the latest tools to optimize investment flexibility, maximize investment returns, and secure long-term value through managing and trading a portfolio of diversified crypto assets

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Our Commitment to Compliance

Amber Group operates around the world, currently with a client base in Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America. We actively monitor the global crypto regulatory climate and undergo the necessary procedures to obtain the required licenses for legal operations. To date, we have obtained US and Canadian Money Services Business (MSB) licenses and are also registering for licenses in other jurisdictions.

Our History

2015

2017

2018

2019

2020

    Summer 2015

  • The predecessor of Amber Group founded in Hong Kong
  • Applied machine learning algorithms in trading equities, commodities and fixed income markets

    Autumn 2017

  • Pivoted to the crypto industry and adopted the name Amber AI

    Early 2018

  • Began operating as a crypto finance service provider
  • Angel round led by notable early crypto-pioneers, Chinese investment firm Plum Ventures and Hong Kong family
  • Q2 2018

  • Turned profitable
  • Recognized as the “best-performing cryptocurrency hedge fund” by Bloomberg

    Mid 2019

  • Expanded presence to Seoul and Vancouver
  • Served 200+ institutional and HNW clients
  • Recognized as the No.1 crypto finance provider in South Korea for institutional investors
  • Autumn 2019

  • Raised $28 million in a Series A round from category-defining crypto funds and companies—led by Paradigm and Pantera Capital, with participation from Polychain Capital,Dragonfly Capital, Blockchain.com, Fenbushi Capital, and Coinbase Ventures

    Mid-2020

  • Officially transitioned from Amber AI to Amber Group
  • Autumn 2020

  • Launched Amber App, a crypto finance app
  • Relaunched new Amber Group website

2015

2017

2018

2019

    Mid-2020

  • Officially transitioned from Amber AI to Amber Group
  • Autumn 2020

  • Launched Amber App, a crypto finance app
  • Relaunched new Amber Group website

Executive Team

Amber Group was founded by a group of finance professionals from Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Bloomberg. Together, the founders’ shared vision for crypto finance continues to guide Amber Group towards pioneering solutions for a borderless crypto finance ecosystem.

Michael Wu

CEO

BA from Dartmouth College

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Former portfolio manager at $500mm+ hedge fund

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Former China macro trader at Morgan Stanley

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Member of Mensa International

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Forbes 30 Under 30

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Wayne Huo

COO

MS from New York University, BS from University of Toronto

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Former FX options trader at Morgan Stanley

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Forbes 30 Under 30

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Thomas Zhu

CTO

MS from Stony Brook University

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MS and BS from Peking University

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Former core technology developer at Bloomberg

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Former quant business developer at Blue Basin Capital Management

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Tony He

CBO

BS from Johns Hopkins University

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Former interest rates derivatives trader at Morgan Stanley

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Forbes 30 Under 30

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Tiantian Kullander

Liquidity Management

BA from University of Durham

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Former fixed income trader at Morgan Stanley

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Former structured credit trader at Goldman Sachs

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Forbes 30 Under 30

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Luke Li

Head of Trading

MS from Columbia University

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BS from Tsinghua University

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Former fixed income quantitative researcher at Morgan Stanley

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Annabelle Huang

CPO

BS from Carnegie Mellon University

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Asia Lead at AirSwap

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FX & Rates risk advisory at Nomura

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FX Structurer at Deutsche Bank

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Jeffrey Wang

Head of the Americas

BCom from University of British Columbia

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Asia Head of FX derivatives trading at Morgan Stanley

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Exotic options trader at HSBC Markets

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Michael Wu

CEO

BA from Dartmouth College

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Former portfolio manager at $500mm+ hedge fund

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Former China macro trader at Morgan Stanley

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Member of Mensa International

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Forbes 30 Under 30

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Wayne Huo

COO

MS from New York University, BS from University of Toronto

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Former FX options trader at Morgan Stanley

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Forbes 30 Under 30

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Thomas Zhu

CTO

MS from Stony Brook University

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MS and BS from Peking University

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Former core technology developer at Bloomberg

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Former quant business developer at Blue Basin Capital Management

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Tony He

CBO

BS from Johns Hopkins University

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Former interest rates derivatives trader at Morgan Stanley

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Forbes 30 Under 30

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Tiantian Kullander

Liquidity Management

BA from University of Durham

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Former fixed income trader at Morgan Stanley

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Former structured credit trader at Goldman Sachs

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Forbes 30 Under 30

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Luke Li

Head of Trading

MS from Columbia University

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BS from Tsinghua University

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Former fixed income quantitative researcher at Morgan Stanley

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Annabelle Huang

CPO

BS from Carnegie Mellon University

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Asia Lead at AirSwap

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FX & Rates risk advisory at Nomura

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FX Structurer at Deutsche Bank

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Jeffrey Wang

Head of the Americas

BCom from University of British Columbia

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Asia Head of FX derivatives trading at Morgan Stanley

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Exotic options trader at HSBC Markets

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Our Vision

To provide a gateway to borderless crypto finance

Our Investors

Our Partners