Business Development & Partnerships Director

Business Development /
Full-time /
About Wintermute

Wintermute is one of the largest crypto-native algorithmic trading companies in digital assets. We provide liquidity algorithmically across most cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms, a broad range of OTC trading products as well as support high profile blockchain projects and traditional financial institutions moving into crypto. We actively participate in the development of the blockchain ecosystem through investments, partnerships, and incubation of projects. 

Wintermute was founded in 2017 by industry leaders and has successfully navigated multiple crypto industry cycles. Culturally, we combine the best of the two worlds: the technology standards of high-frequency trading firms in traditional markets and the innovative and entrepreneurial culture of technology startups. Read more here.

Business Development at Wintermute

We are looking for a Business Development & Partnerships Director of Asia who will continue our ambitious expansion in the region. We are looking for someone who knows the Asian financial services markets both from a traditional finance and digital assets perspective. You will be responsible for building new as well as growing Wintermute's existing businesses in Asia.

You will own opportunities in the region from end to end and develop your own strategic growth plan, while also getting advice and guidance from the team. We have the best liquidity products in the market, we work with many of the most prominent blockchain projects, we have many strategic growth opportunities in the pipeline, and a long line of counterparties wanting to develop relationships with us. We have no legacy processes, no corporate bureaucracy, no multiple levels of approvals, yet the highest standards of professionalism.


    • Grow institutional OTC business in Asia -  this includes developing and executing your own growth plan in regards to Asia banks, asset managers and funds 
    • Work closely with other teams to bring new products (e.g. new derivatives products) to the market, this includes collecting customer feedback, testing products, launch plans, etc
    • Grow the crypto project Liquidity provision business - deepen and build relationships with high profile projects in the region, as well as local VCs and other important ecosystem players 
    • Growth partner relationships with important partners such as exchanges, custodians, lenders and other infrastructure providers
    • Work with various cross-functional teams to drive brand awareness in the key markets in Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, S. Korea, Japan, South-East Asia, Australia)
    • Execute a structured business development process and work with the teams to further improve operational efficiency (e.g. CRM, effectiveness of campaigns, etc)
    • Keep track of key launches and news in the crypto eco-system and proactively identify cooperation and business development opportunities

Hard Skills Requirements:

    • Experience in both traditional financial and digital assets services from high performing teams and institutions.
    • 3+ years of FICC sales experience (voice or electronic), working with institutional clients
    • eCommerce experience would also be advantageous.
    • Experience with spot and derivatives OTC products, especially options is required.
    • Experience in business development, partnerships or any client-facing role within financial services.
    • Experience delivering business results - be ready to talk about numbers/quota achievement, etc
    • Experience in several important Asian markets; deep understanding of both Asian and Western mindsets and ways of doing business
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; the role is more around providing education to counterparties about our services rather than a standard sales pitch. Therefore it's important to come across convincing, concise, precise and a good listener whilst also being clear on the next steps as well as ensuring timely follow ups. 
    • Trading knowledge or crypto knowledge - is a strong advantage; willingness, aptitude and curiosity to understand the fundamentals of blockchain technologies, algorithmic trading and Liquidity provision is crucial
    • Professional level Mandarin (or other major Asia language) is an advantage
    • BSc/MSc in Business/Economics/Finance or any related degree

Join our dynamic team and benefit from:

    • Working at one of the most innovative trading firms globally. 
    • Engaging projects offering accelerated responsibilities and ownership compared to traditional finance environments.
    • A vibrant working culture with frequent team meals, holiday celebrations, gaming events, and company-wide outings, including our annual Wintermute weekend getaway. 
    • A Wintermute-inspired office in central Singapore, featuring an array of amenities such as table tennis, personalized desk configurations, a cozy team breakout area with games and free food. 
    • Great company culture: informal, non-hierarchical, ambitious, highly professional with a startup vibe, collaborative and entrepreneurial.
    • A performance-based compensation with a significant earning potential alongside standard perks like private health insurance. 


    • Although we are unable to accept fully remote candidates, we support significant flexibility in regards to working from home and working hours. We operate a hybrid working model. 
    • We are able to sponsor an Employment Pass for exceptional candidates however, we do prefer applicants to have a Singapore PR.