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Blockchain hedge fund Permian Capital Management appoints Global Head of Distribution

Permian Capital Management, the San Francisco-based digital asset manager, has appointed financial industry executive, Josh Kernan, as Global Head of Distribution.

"Josh is a proven financial services executive who understands the demands of institutional investors," says Shaunak Mali, Partner and co-founder of Permian Capital Management. "His expertise will be invaluable to Permian's mission of bridging the nebulous world of digital assets with traditional finance."

Josh joins Permian Capital Management with over 24 years of experience managing alternative investment products and investment platforms. He started his career at Charles Schwab & Co. where he founded the Alternative Investment Department and worked as the Director of Alternative Investments for over 15 years. In 2010, he left Schwab to found the hedge fund manager Simple Alternatives. Most recently, Josh was Senior Vice President for the Swiss-based private markets firm Partners Group.

Permian Capital Management is a San Francisco-based asset manager that specialises in investing in digital assets. Permian Capital Management was founded in March 2018 by Silicon Valley veterans David Chin, Matt Moravec and Shaunak Mali.

"I am incredibly excited to join this talented and dedicated team," says Kernan. "What sets this team apart as investors is their deep experience as blockchain engineers, computer scientists and technology entrepreneurs."

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