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Fund manager Wilshire Phoenix appoints crypto specialist as CIO and Partner

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Wilshire Phoenix Capital, a privately-held speciality finance, asset management and advisory firm, has appointed crypto, blockchain and neuroscience specialist Garrette Furo, CAIA, as Partner and CIO.

Furo (pictured), has worked with numerous governments, blockchain start-ups, global investment banks, and wealth management firms on product development, digital asset allocation, trade management, and on several innovative concepts Previously, Furo was a neuroscience researcher at Columbia University Medical School. He holds patents and publications in the natural sciences along with a dual degree in molecular biology and alternative investments from Hampshire College.
“As the traditional financial landscape and wealth-generating client base continues to rapidly evolve, Wilshire Phoenix is positioned to lead and has a forward-thinking mentality that few others in this space possess, let alone are willing to execute on. I am very proud to join such an accomplished team and organisation. Notwithstanding, to arrive at a time where I’m able to contribute in the launch of rational, transparent and forward-thinking products and solutions. I look forward to partnering with our clients in the months and years ahead,” says Furo, Partner and CIO, Wilshire Phoenix Capital.
“The strength of Wilshire Phoenix is rooted in more than my own vision, but in the collective ideas of those who surround me. Garrette is an outstanding addition to our exceptional team,” says William Herrmann, Founder and CEO, Wilshire Phoenix Capital.
Herrmann is the Founder of Wilshire Phoenix Capital and currently serves as its CEO. Prior to founding the firm, he was employed by BNY Mellon from 2005 to 2016, most recently as a Vice President. During his tenure at BNY Mellon, Herrmann served on several global teams and led in the closing of 125-plus diverse transactions with a collective issuance amount exceeding USD50 billion. In addition, he was often called upon by executive management and successfully led several cross-functional teams for which he received multiple accolades. Mr. Herrmann completed undergraduate studies at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and graduate studies at New York University.

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