Redefining the frontier of digital finance

We’re Laser Digital. We partner with global financial institutions, bringing confidence to the digital asset market.

Meet Laser Digital

A digital asset business backed by Nomura, we deliver scalable, robust opportunities across trading, asset management, and ventures. We operate with an open and dynamic culture that gives us the freedom to adapt to market needs. As we grow, we share learnings with clients and partners to strengthen the ecosystem around us.

Why we're different

We are uniquely shaped to help institutions navigate the challenges of digital assets with confidence through:

Financial and digital asset expertise

Bringing the best of traditional banking and finance expertise to digital assets.

Built-in agility

The cultural freedom to move, experiment, and adapt to market dynamics.

Responsible innovation

Raising the bar on risk management, compliance, and commercial viability, with technologies, products, and ventures grounded in real market need.

Institutional focus

Focused on shaping an institutional-grade digital asset offering without compromise—now and for the long term.

Asset Management

We raise the bar for rigour in digital asset investing. Our innovative suite of institutional-grade digital asset management strategies is developed with deep quant expertise and designed with high levels of risk management to offer diversification to institutional investors.


Our quant-driven liquidity provision and market making capabilities are powered by a proprietary technology platform, developed against a backdrop of rigorous risk management and years of experience in systematic trading.


We’re an early-stage investor in companies building innovative institutional products and services in the digital asset ecosystem, focused on DeFi, CeFi, Web3, and infrastructure.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Our team of experts is headed up by experienced leaders with skillsets in both traditional and digital finance, bringing rigour and viability to our offering.

Steve Ashley

Executive Chairman
Steve Ashley is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Laser Digital. He has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services sector, the last 13 of which have been with Nomura, where he served most recently as Senior Managing Director and Head of the Wholesale Division. As Head of Wholesale, Steve served on the Group Executive Management Board, overseeing the management of all sales and trading activities globally, as well as the financing and advisory business across investment banking.
Prior to Nomura, Steve held several senior trading and risk management roles at RBS and UBS. Steve has served on the board of the Global Financial Markets Association and the UK Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities Markets Standards Board.

Jez Mohideen

Jez joined Nomura in 2018 as Chief Digital Officer & Co-head of Global Markets EMEA, where he was responsible for the development and execution of Nomura’s digital strategy and flow trading.
Prior to joining Nomura, Jez has over 20 years of financial services experience in macro trading: most recently at Brevan Howard, where he led the development of systematic trading capabilities with a focus on AI/ML.
Jez has a PhD in Process Systems Engineering and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, and over 10 publications in reputed international mathematical journals.

Olivier Dang

Head of Ventures
Olivier Dang leads Ventures at Laser Digital. His expertise includes investments in early-stage Web3 companies that are focused on responsible innovation and technology that meets the challenges of institutional digital asset adoption.
Prior to Laser, Olivier spent over a decade at Nomura, latterly as Global COO of Wholesale Digital Office. He also serves on the board of Laser Digital and various portfolio companies of Laser Ventures.
Olivier holds an MBA from London Business School and graduated from the Ecole D’Ingénieurs du Numérique (ISEP) and Chalmers University with a Masters in Telecommunication.

We combine crypto-native agility with institutional risk management practices, to empower the next era of global digital finance.

Careers With Laser Digital

We’re looking for ambitious people who are as serious about digital assets as we are, and who share our belief in the power of responsible innovation.

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General inquiries

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