• Eileen Murray previously served as co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates
  • Murray will work with regulatory efforts and diversity initiatives at Lukka

Digital asset software provider Lukka named Eileen Murray, current Financial Industry Regulatory Authority chairperson and former co-CEO of Bridgewater, as a strategic advisor Monday. The move follows a recent trend of traditional finance players moving into the digital asset space. 

Before joining Bridgewater in 2009, Murray held senior positions at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Two years after joining Bridgewater, Murray was appointed Co-CEO in 2011 before stepping down in early 2020.

“Murray has incredible insights into overall financial markets, the history that surrounds them and how to cater to things like risk,” said Robert Materazzi, Lukka CEO, “which is going to be really important as more of the traditional financial institutions adopt crypto into their businesses.”

Lukka, founded as Libra in 2014, provides accounting, tax and data solutions to businesses working with blockchain technology. Murray will provide insight into how traditional financial institutions can best navigate digital assets. 

“I am excited to help Lukka in its mission to develop and deploy a trusted infrastructure to support digital assets,” said Murray in the company’s announcement. “Robert and his team have demonstrated a great vision and thoughtful approach to connecting legacy systems with blockchain technology, and I look forward to working with them on that effort.” 

Murray joins Lukka with advisors Bob Herz, former Financial Accounting Standards Board chair, and Gerard Brennan, former Siemens risk and audit control officer.

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