Welcome to Aquarius Exchange

Fastest Exchange | Fair Price | Free Trading

Welcome to Aquarius
Fastest Exchange | Fair Price | Free Trading

The Fastest Exchange
BLOG POST: Richard Lane, Co-Founder

A Fair price
OPINION: Matt Ward, CEO

Media Interview, Podcast,  SA Crypto With offices in Zug (Switzerland), France and London, they certainly walk the talk! James got in touch with one of the co-founders, Richard Lane, to chat about who they are, what their vision is, and dig into some of their claims.

Free Trading
BLOG POST: Neil Vose, CMO

Media Interview
PODCAST: with SA CRYPTO

About Us

Aquarius Group is a London and Zurich based FinTech solutions company with a history of currency exchange technical innovation.

Our Purpose is to empower all customer types to efficiently trade currency and digital assets.
Our Vision to build the most trusted institutional grade global currency exchange.

We believe that trust is earned by providing a FAIR currency exchange platform,
FREE from market manipulation, illiquidity, intermediary costs and powered by our FASTEST trade matching algorithm.

Aquarius Exchange is uniquely positioned at the nexus of the currency exchange trading ecosystem, with a number of core functional differentiators:

We believe that trust is earned by providing a FAIR currency exchange platform, FREE from market manipulation, illiquidity, intermediary costs and powered by our FASTEST trade matching algorithm.

Aquarius Exchange is uniquely positioned at the nexus of the currency exchange trading ecosystem, with a number of core functional differentiators:


Free
No markup, no trading fees

User experience
Advanced analytics, high performance routing, premium features

Open order book
Multiple order types, dark pool and large volume orders, advanced reporting

Product agnostic
Spot, Options, Futures

Robust Governance
KYC/AML, risk control framework

Global reach
Scalable, enterprise grade crypto and fiat exchange

Technology

Our technology leaders have been actively trading complex financial markets, developing advanced trading technologies and creating matching engines for leading exchanges for over 20 years.

We Solve the Hard Problems

One of the biggest challenges for any successful currency exchange is throughput – the ability to stay operational during significant high order periods. Many exchanges crash and fail customers. Aquarius’ unique algorithm solves this by deriving greater value with existing market information and uses it to provide the best price and improved liquidity.

We can do this, based upon five technology pillars:

We can do this, based upon five technology pillars:


Proprietary trade matching technology
Our trade matching engine can trade in excess of 100m trades per second, processing every customer order in time critical fashion (also known as First-In-First-Out or FIFO)

Security
Secure custody, bank standard architecture, resilience and business continuity

Risk management
Smart contracts, instant reconciliation of positions

Reliability
24/7/365, 99.99% uptime

Advanced connectivity
Guaranteed protocol, multiple API support

Meet The Team

The core Aquarius Exec team has decades of experience in the Exchange, FinTech, trading, business operations, regulatory and marketing fields.


Matthew Ward
Chief Executive Officer
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Vladan Jovanovic
Co-Founder / CTO
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Dr. Ravi Chikatamarla
Chief Operating Officer
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Richard Lane
Co-Founder
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Neil Vose
Chief Marketing Officer
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Justin Sumner
Chief Commercial Officer
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The core Aquarius team is supplemented by a strong Advisory Consultant Board.

Lisa Sennhauser, Advisor, Risk and Compliance
Simon Roberts, Advisor, UK Compliance
Michael McErlean, Advisor
Christian Siva-Jothy, Advisor
Dr. Deb Mukhopadhyay, Business Manager

Brand

“We need a true currency exchange that provides fairness, transparency and access for all. A Singular Currency Truth that offers the possibility of financial freedom, growth and sustainability.”
Matthew Ward – CEO
Our Name

We believe in the need for an inclusive, global, fair currency exchange. The rise of digital assets has ushered in a new financial paradigm; opened up a democracy in global finance; a future that transcends national boundaries.

We choose Aquarius, meaning the ‘Water Bearer’, as it signifies regeneration, fluidity, liquidity – requirements that are very apt in today’s currency trading environment.

Our Brand Mark
We created our Brand Mark to represent our ongoing commitment to excellence, a never-ending cycle of adaptation and continuous learning. The Brand Mark also symbolises the ‘Singularity’ of currency pairing that is the core differentiator of our proprietary trading algorithm.
Our Values

Fairness. We believe that everyone has the right to contribute their views and challenge those of others. We encourage our people and partners to find better ways to do things. We respect equality, champion diversity and inclusion.

Innovation. We are dedicated to innovating our product and customer experience. We are proud to be building the first global currency exchange – anything else is a distraction.

Trust. We expect all our people to adhere to the highest professional standards of deportment. We are honest, respectful and ethical. Our customers expect this as a priority trust credential.

Careers

Come join the Aquarius team and help us build the future of currency exchanges. We believe in the transformation opportunity of applying pioneering technology to create a fairer, more transparent currency exchange.

We are committed to excellence and always striving to do our best for our customers and our people. If you share our ambition and want your career to thrive in a fast paced environment, please join our group of innovative, trusted and proven professionals.

We are soon to start scaling up our team across locations in Zurich and London. We are specifically interested in talented individuals across:

  • Product engineering
  • Service design
  • Customer experience
  • Legal and compliance
  • People and talent
  • Business development & marketing

If you would like to learn more about Aquarius and feel you have the right skills to help contribute to us achieving our Mission, please get in touch via info@aquariusgroup.ch.

FAQs

What is the status of your fundraise?

We are currently conducting an initial Seed fundraising round primarily within an institutional investor base and aim to have this complete by end 2019.


When will you launch?

Our first Crypto exchange product will launch in Q1 2020 with a full exchange available later in 2020.

Who will be your initial customers?

Our initial customer base with include a cross section of retail consumer, professional traders and institutions.

What is your customer acquisition strategy?

We will develop brand awareness initially through content/thought leadership initiatives, supported by targeted press relations, social media & tech community outreach and SEO. We intend to build a qualified customer dataset from which to start a dedicated CRM and product trial programme.

What is your view on regulation?

We aim to be regulated in every jurisdiction in which we operate, starting with the UK and Switzerland. We will not operate outside the regulatory guidelines. We will not onboard any clients (retail or instit) without the appropriate AML/KYC checks required for example by the 5 anti money laundering directives.

What is the status of your fundraise?

We are currently conducting an initial Seed fundraising round primarily within an institutional investor base and aim to have this complete by end 2019.

When will you launch?

Our first Crypto exchange product will launch in Q1 2020 with a full exchange available later in 2020.

Who will be your initial customers?

Our initial customer base with include a cross section of retail consumer, professional traders and institutions.

How will you acquire retail customers?

We will develop brand awareness initially through content/thought leadership initiatives, supported by targeted press relations, social media & tech community outreach and SEO. We intend to build a qualified customer dataset from which to start a dedicated CRM and product trial programme.

What is your view on regulation?

We aim to be regulated in every jurisdiction in which we operate, starting with the UK and Switzerland. We will not operate outside the regulatory guidelines. We will not onboard any clients (retail or instit) without the appropriate AML/KYC checks required for example by the 5 anti money laundering directives.