JST Capital hires former New York Fed chief compliance officer

Martin Grant will hold the position of global head of regulatory affairs & integrity

JST Capital, which has operations in the Summit and Singapore, on Tuesday announced Martin Grant, who served as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s chief compliance and ethics officer for more than 15 years, has joined its financial services firm for digital assets.

In his new role as global head of regulatory affairs & integrity, Grant will be responsible for navigating the evolving digital asset regulatory environment on behalf of JST. He will work within JST to ensure best practices, be a resource for the firm’s clients and continue JST’s discussions with global regulators as they work to adopt policies for the evolving digital asset markets.

Prior to his tenure with the Fed, Grant was a lawyer in the New York Fed’s enforcement and litigation division. He is also the chair of the Conference Board’s Global Business Conduct Council and a member of the Compliance Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission in New York City and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Grant is a graduate of both Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and he clerked for the Hon. Richard Erwin, U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Scott Freeman, co-founder and partner at JST Capital, said: “Throughout 2021, JST has continued to expand in order to meet growing institutional demand. We increased our headcount, tripled the number of clients and saw a 10-fold increase in gross revenue. By bringing in Martin, who has over 30 years of experience operating in the regulatory and compliance space, JST is doubling down on its mission to not only offer clients unmatched financial services in the crypto sector, but to also assist in navigating the regulatory environment. We are excited to welcome Martin to the team and work alongside him to engage with regulators around the globe.”