New York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) is quickly expanding into the US, with the appointment of Donald H. Putnam, Managing Partner and Founder of Grail Partners, as an Affiliate and Advisor. Don’s addition to CTX as an Advisor will draw upon his many years of experience in strategic, financial and technical insights in the investment industry from around the globe.
“We feel Mr. Putnam is uniquely suited to help CTX find opportunities for new partnerships, users or visibility where appropriate from institutional parties who may be interested in the product themselves. He will help us bring the exchange more awareness,” said Nathan Rockliff, Chief Operating Officer for CTX.
Grail Partners will work closely with the partners in their New York and San Francisco offices.
“Don is very familiar with our business model having previously founded Putnam Lovell, a boutique investment bank focused on financial services. Grail’s team has served as advisors to many of the largest M&A transactions in the financial services space and we look forward to Grail helping us to expand our presence outside of our headquarters in Sydney, Australia,” Nathan commented.
This partnership follows the relocation of Nathan Rockliff to New York earlier this month, in addition to the appointment of Lee West as Director and Chief Strategic Officer for the US, and Scott Hernandez as Head of North America Sales & Trading. CTX has strategic relationships with APX Environmental Registry and the major voluntary carbon standards including Gold Standard, VCS, Climate Action Reserve and American Carbon Registry.
About Carbon Trade Exchange
Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) operates a global trading platform for voluntary carbon credits, providing market participants in over 25 countries a fully electronic spot trading exchange to buy and sell carbon credits instantaneously on a seamless end-to-end platform.
The infrastructure provides product and price transparency and market efficiencies for the benefit of market participants. The platform provides real-time prices and purchasing for every major carbon credit standard and through direct interfaces with credit registries and banking facilities, ensures clearing and settlement in a secure and effective way.
CTX is also in the process of adding internationally compliant products, at which time the CTX Platform will be the only exchange capable of servicing both compliant and voluntary carbon requirements. In the interim, Carbon Financial Services (a wholly-owned subsidiary of CTX) is able to facilitate trading of all international compliance products in spot and derivative contracts under its Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL). For further information, please visit http://www.carbontradexchange.com.
About Grail Partners
Grail Partners, LLC is a principal investing and financial advisory services firm. to The firm offers advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, , sales and divestitures, leveraged and management buyouts, and financial restructuring. Grail Partners caters to financial institutions, banking, financial technology, and asset management sectors as value-added investor and is actively involved with its portfolio companies on key strategic issues such as executive and investment team recruitment, product development and distribution, M&A opportunities and equity and debt financing. Grail Partners, LLC is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in New York and Boston, Massachusetts. For further information, please visit http://www.grailpartners.com.