Christopher serves as Managing Partner and President of Coinfund. In this capacity, Chris works to deliver enterprise scale by bridging the gap between crypto-currency native investing and traditional finance.
Prior to joining Coinfund, Chris served as Global Co-Head of Futures, Clearing and Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage (FXPB) businesses at Citi. In this capacity, he was responsible for delivering leading listed derivative electronic and voice execution, comprehensive central clearing and #1 ranked OTC Clearing and FXPB services to top institutional clients.
During his tenure, Citi was widely recognized as the global leader in this space, clearing hundreds of trillions of dollars notional, and safeguarding approximately $40 billion in client assets. Appointed as the Global Head of FXPB in 2018, he worked closely with numerous global regulators to architect and execute a comprehensive restructuring and integration plan across multiple geographies.
Prior to joining Citi in 2008, Chris served as the U.S. Head of Derivatives Intermediation at Lehman Brothers managing a portfolio of over $100 billion in notional across credit and interest rate derivatives. An Iraq war veteran, Chris served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years achieving the rank of Captain. Chris is the co-founder of Veterans on Wall Street (www.veteransonwallstreet.com) a national initiative focused on veterans’ employment and empowerment. Mr. Perkins has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, with distinction, and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.