Michael Hall is the Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Nickel Digital Asset Management Ltd. From 2016 to 2019 Mr Hall worked with a Swiss-based wealth manager to advise on macro and digital asset arbitrage portfolios, including, from July 2018, managing a digital asset arbitrage strategy for the founder of one of London’s largest hedge funds. From 2011 to 2015 Mr Hall pursued entrepreneurial projects in the financial industry including macro and fixed income hedge fund and fund of funds advisory and automated market-making and trading strategies. From July 2005 to November 2010 Mr Hall set up and managed the Texel Macro fund, a liquid fund trading a relative value arbitrage strategy, which generated returns of over 20% in 2008. From December 2002 until February 2005, Mr Hall was a senior trader at a large Spanish Macro Fund, trading a US$200 million allocation of its Relative Value Fund. From November 1999 to December 2002 Mr Hall was co-founder and President of Metapack, a java software company whose clients include Boots plc, John Lewis and other large UK retailers. In 2018 MetaPack was sold for £175 million.
From 1992 to 1999 Mr Hall worked as a trader in the Fixed Income Arbitrage group of Bankers Trust New York (Bankers Trust was taken over by Deutsche Bank in 1999). He ran a proprietary trading book focusing on relative value opportunities in the G10 countries producing average annual returns of over 18 percent. He also managed risk for multi-billion dollar mortgage, asset-backed and municipal bond portfolios.
Mr Hall received a degree in Electronic Engineering (1st class) from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1986 and an MBA in Finance from Wharton Business School.