Mercantile Global Holdings (MGH) and its affiliates are building an integrated trading and banking platform to enable customers to efficiently trade, bank, and administer digital assets. Our platform utilizes institutional grade trading technologies and custodial solutions, addressing the long-standing need for true capital markets infrastructure to support institutional investors and professional traders who seek to safely and efficiently participate in the digital asset space.

Electronic Trading Platform

  • Matching engine designed for processing more than 1.5 million transactions per second, with expected latency of 3 milliseconds
  • State of the art trading application and analytics (including mobile trading apps) and risk management tools
  • Increased stability and security as compared to web-based exchanges
  • Access to professional trading tools, market data and trading on 40+ exchanges worldwide, including futures exchanges such as CME and CBOE worldwide

Integrated Banking Services

  • Integrated services between Exchange and Bank affiliate
  • Fiat assets will be deposited into trust accounts at a regulated financial institution
  • No withdrawal limits on amounts of fiat or digital currencies.
  • Fully integrated bank allowing for real-time OTC settlement and trading limit management

Custodial Solutions

  • Custodian agnostic, pursuing integration with top-tier custodians to afford customers self-directed digital asset storage
  • Designed to permit customers to split digital assets across multiple custodians
  • Options for digital currency deposit insurance to the extent available from insurers
  • Customers will be subject to AML and KYC regulations.

Regulatory & Compliance

  • Utilizing industry practices modeled after CFTC guidelines to create a more compliant spot market for digital assets
  • Surveil for fraud, manipulation and other deceptive trading practices
  • Market surveillance technology provided by third-party specialists
  • Subject to BSA & OFAC requirements

Meet the Team

Our management team is comprised of industry veterans who have operated regulated exchanges and run large organizations. At MGH we are applying our knowledge and experience to digital assets


J. Robert "Bo" Collins, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

  • Former President of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)
  • Led NYMEX through transition to electronic trading and increased market cap from $600M to $2.7B within 3 years
  • In partnership with NASDAQ, launched International Derivatives Clearing Group (IDCG) in 2008, which later sold to LCH.Clearnet Group
  • Serial Entrepreneur and well regarded FinTech executive

Rick Beaman


  • Recent CEO of NASDAQ Futures Exchange (NFX)
  • Grew NFX volumes from start-up to the 2nd largest exchange in Natural Gas Options; named the ‘Fastest Growing’ exchange in 2017
  • Successfully launched TradeSpark Exchange with Cantor Fitzgerald, which was an early competitor to ICE
  • 10 year veteran of the U.S. Navy

Nick Varelakis

President & COO of SJMBT and CFO of MGH

  • Previous COO and interim CFO of Noble Bank International (NBI), an IFE dedicated to facilitating growth of the digital asset market
  • Head of large operational teams at JP Morgan across various asset classes
  • Director at LCH.Clearnet, Global Head of Operations for SwapClear; a CFTC registered DCO

Bob Cavnar

President & COO of MGH

  • 40+ year executive in the energy industry
  • Deep experience with start-ups, turn-arounds and management of large corporations
  • Past CEO of Luca Technologies, Milagro Exploration and Mission Resources
  • Former CFO and COO of the El Paso Corporation
  • While at El Paso he led a number of acquisitions, restructurings and mergers

Learn more about SJMX

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