B2C2 appoints sell-side veteran Catalanello to lead US business

Former Credit Agricole and Merrill Lynch head to lead B2C2 US operations.

Cryptocurrency liquidity provider B2C2 has appointed former Credit Agricole and Merrill Lynch head Rob Catalanello as its US chief executive.

Catalanello will oversee B2C2’s North America operations having spent over 25 years on the sell-side, with previous roles as head of fixed income sales at Credit Agricole and head of foreign exchange sales at Merrill Lynch, as well as having held prior positions with JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

“I look forward to bringing B2C2’s world-class cryptocurrency offering to the US market,” said Catalanello on his new role. “B2C2 displayed exceptional foresight in offering the industry’s first single dealer platform three years ago and will continue to bring FX market know-how and best practices to the digital asset class.”

At the start of the year B2C2 received authorisation from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority for one of its subsidiaries to arrange and deal in contracts for difference (CFDs).

Through the approval will give eligible counterparties and professional clients the ability to gain exposure to cryptocurrency markets via the firm’s CFDs.