Former IHS Markit Pricing & Reference Data Product Head joins Lukka

Lukka, an institutional crypto asset software and data provider has appointed Dan Huscher as Head of Data and Analytics. 

Huscher joins Lukka from IHS Markit, where he was Head of Product Development for their pricing and reference data business and Head of Data Strategy for their global markets group. In his role at IHS Markit, Huscher oversaw the product development and execution of the firm’s pricing and reference data business, one of the fastest growing businesses within the firm's USD1.7 billion Financial Services division.

In his new role as Head of Data and Analytics for Lukka, Huscher will be responsible for the further development, delivery, and growth of Lukka’s industry leading crypto asset data business. Having been a critical driver of the pricing and reference data business's growth over his 16 year tenure at IHS Markit, Huscher will help Lukka expand its crypto asset data offerings for institutions. His track record of innovation and delivery in fast-paced environments is key as Lukka looks to grow their revenue from data products and expand operations as crypto is rapidly adopted by traditional finance across the world.

“Data has been the focus of my entire career. I have personally experienced the rapid expansion and increased importance of data products in the financial industry. I believe the need for institutional-grade crypto asset data will follow in the same way,” says Dan Huscher, Head of Data and Analytics for Lukka. “The data complexities that result from the decentralised nature of the crypto ecosystem mean that there are significant challenges for firms that require this data for normal business operations. Lukka has cracked the code on these complexities and already demonstrated itself to be industry leaders in the space. I am excited to join the team and help play a role in the adoption of crypto assets in the broader financial industry.”

“Dan’s reputation as a leader and seasoned financial data expert makes him a perfect fit to lead Lukka’s data products. Lukka serves many of the most risk mature institutions in the world and data quality is paramount,” says Robert Materazzi, CEO of Lukka. “Lukka’s data business has already experienced tremendous growth this year and with Dan’s proven capabilities, we know that he will enable us to scale faster while managing risk. We couldn’t be more excited having Dan join the team.”

Lukka’s crypto asset data products are already highly regarded by both the crypto-native and traditional financial industries having customers and partners such as S&P Dow Jones Indices, IHS Markit, State Street, RSM, Arca and many others. Lukka offers its data products to customers directly and they are integrated into Lukka’s software products that serve more than 210 active crypto funds and dozens of other business types.

Lukka Reference Data is the industry’s most comprehensive, standardised security master with 7,300-plus spot assets, mapping crypto asset names, tickers, trading pairs, and more across the entire crypto asset ecosystem. Lukka Prime Pricing Data is the world’s first Fair Market Value pricing data for the most liquid crypto assets. Lukka’s data products are utilised by S&P DJI for their crypto asset indices, which were announced earlier this week.