Mr Michele Curtoni

Strategy, Investments, Product Development, Crypto, Digital Assets, Blockchain


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Michele Curtoni works as VP in State Street’s Digital Product Development and DLT team. He currently focuses on working in the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Digital Assets space, tokenisation projects, infrastructure changes, consortia and fintech engagement from a business and technical standpoint. Prior to his current role, he was manager and strategy lead for the LSEG Emerging Technologies group. He also worked over four years in the LSEG Group Strategy division, taking a central role in several of the Group’s high profile acquisitions (e.g. LCH) and corporate partnerships. Michele holds an MSc from the University of Warwick in Economics and International Financial Economics (EIFE).

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Digital assets
Digital Assets Security Platforms
Digital Custody
Digital Wallets
Cryptocurrency Exchanges
Cryptocurrency Custody Software
Work experience

Jan 2019 - Present

Fintech Connect

Blockchain Advisory Board


Jan 2018 - Present

State Street

Digital Product Development

• Digital Assets Lead. • Investments • Spoke-person.


Jan 2017 - Present

Global Blockchain Business Council

Member of Organising Committee (OC) for PTDL


Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

London Stock Exchange Group

Emerging Technologies

- Emerging Technologies Strategy (ML, DLT, etc) - Blockchain lead - Business and R&D liaison, use cases definition, implementation and creation of new business lines / products / capabilities - Start up engagement, investment recommendation - Client / Customer engagement and developing new markets, businesses and partnerships - Public speaking


Mar 2012 - Dec 2015

London Stock Exchange Group

Group Strategy, M&A

Group Strategy - Acquisition, partnership and JV strategy work; review potential acquisition targets including business & strategic fit, capabilities, synergies assessment, etc.; co-ordinate input across business areas; prepare senior management, ExCo and Board papers as required. - Perform competitor and industry analysis, and provide the Executive Committee with key intelligence information on the competitive environment - Assist selected business units in the development and implementation of their strategies; prepare ExCo and Board papers as required. - Market research across industries; market sizing - Business planning & Financial modeling


Sep 2010 - Apr 2012

London Stock Exchange Group

Graduate Associate

Business Analyst, Turquoise, London • Performing analysis of member trading behaviors on the Turquoise equity lit and dark books (e.g. spread, market share, liquidity analysis) •Created new analysis on Lit book order type to enable understanding of members’ behaviours (Immediate or Cancel (IOC) reports, among others). •Developed new specifications for existing reports based on clients requirements and needs Risk Management, CC&G, Rome • Statistical analysis for margin interval calculations in order to determine initial margin (IM) calls • Calculation of settlement prices for equity index derivatives on the Italian Derivatives market • EMIR technical analysis and support in initial lobbying activities with The Bank of Italy and CONSOB, with strong exposure to internal and external senior management.

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