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Leverage Shares' mission is to democratise access to investing, both on a leveraged and non-leveraged basis.

Our Story

Leverage Shares is a European leader in leveraged and inverse exchange traded products (ETPs), offering experienced traders magnified exposure, and efficiency when buying stocks on leverage. We are the only provider in Europe that offers physical replication of leveraged and inverse ETPs.

Milestones

December 2017
December 2017
First ETPs
Our first ETPs listed on London Stock Exchange
January 2021
January 2021
European Market
Entered the European market: Listing on Euronext Amsterdam
March 2021
March 2021
+3x Long Tesla ETP
+3x Long Tesla ETP listed on LSE. Later became the most traded ETP in London in 2022 (by number of trades, source: LSE)
February 2022
February 2022
Italian Market
Entered the Italian market: Listing on Borsa Italiana
April 2022
April 2022
German Market
Entered the German market: Listing on Deutsche Börse
June 2022
June 2022
White label ETP
First white label ETP listed
May 2023
May 2023
Basket & Bond ETPs
First Basket & Bond ETPs listed
June 2023
June 2023
$500M AUM
We surpassed $500 million in assets under management.
August 2023
August 2023
Inc. 5000
Became one of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing private companies in the US for 2023.
November 2023
November 2023
First ETCs
Our first ETCs listed on London Stock Exchange

Our Business

Exchange traded products

We offer 5x, 3x, 2x, -1x & -2x, -3x, -5x exchange traded products (ETPs) based on popular US, UK & Asian securities & ETFs. Our products are physically backed. They are listed on the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Paris, Euronext Amsterdam and Borsa Italiana, and pass strict regulatory requirements.

Stock Trackers

Our stock trackers offer 1:1 exposure to the hottest stocks, along with substantial ISA-enabled tax benefits in the UK. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

Custom made products

Leverage Shares can create custom products for interested brokers and financial institutions subject to meeting certain investment and volume criteria. Similar to our existing ETPs, they are going to be listed on an exchange and will trade like stocks.

Exchange traded products

We offer 5x, 3x, 2x, -1x & -2x, -3x, -5x exchange traded products (ETPs) based on popular US, UK & Asian securities & ETFs. Our products are physically backed. They are listed on the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Paris, Euronext Amsterdam and Borsa Italiana, and pass strict regulatory requirements.

Stock Trackers

Our stock trackers offer 1:1 exposure to the hottest stocks, along with substantial ISA-enabled tax benefits in the UK. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

Custom made products

Leverage Shares can create custom products for interested brokers and financial institutions subject to meeting certain investment and volume criteria. Similar to our existing ETPs, they are going to be listed on an exchange and will trade like stocks.

Our Team

José Carlos Gonzalez

Chief Executive Officer

Dobromir Kamburov

Chief Operating Officer

Tracy Gilvarry Grant

General Counsel

José Poncela

Head of Product Development

Pawel Uchman

Head of Capital Markets

Oktay Kavrak

Head of Communications and Strategy

Ignacio Vacchiano

Head of Distribution Iberia

Raj Sheth

Sales & Business Development

Julian Manoilov

Marketing Lead

Sandeep Rao

Research

Sandra Ivanova

Business Development

Silvia Ivanova

Finance & Product Operations

Stanislava Atanasova

Web and Graphic Designer

Konstantin Iakimov

Web Designer

Milena Ilieva

Graphic Designer

Ana Borissova

Graphic Designer

Todor Grigorov

Analyst

Veselin Stefanov

Quantitative Analyst

Bora Kim

Business Development

Yonko Yonkov

Social Media Manager

Boyan Girginov

Research Analyst

Violeta Todorova

Senior Research

Sharon Murray

Corporate Paralegal

Ianek Georgiev

HR Manager

George Georgiev

Compliance Associate

Viktoria Nikolova

Fund Accounting Manager

Georgi Bachvarov

Quantitative Analyst

Lyubo Enchev

Digital Assets Associate

Our Values

Be transparent and fair

We believe that decision transparency aligns everyone toward a single mission.

Exceed expectations

We always go the extra mile to ensure that people have a magical experience when working with us.

Get things done

We are building a product category that doesn’t exist yet, with technologies that others struggle to build.

Speak up

Smart people have smart arguments. We speak it up and challenge the room.

Move fast

We don’t believe in perfect plans. We believe in action.

Be candid

We are a team with an aligned mission. Every day we help each other to be successful in our roles.

Preferred Providers

ETP OPERATIONS

LEGAL & COMPLIANCE

INDEX PROVIDER

LISTING EXCHANGES

Preferred Providers

Trustee

Registrar

Calculation Agent

Prime Broker and Custodian

Dedicated Market Makers

Registrar

Exchange Listings

Index Providers

Legal

Auditors

ETP Operations

Listing Exchanges

Index provider

Legal & compliance

José Carlos Gonzalez

Chief Executive Officer

José is the CEO and co-founder of Leverage Shares. He was also the co-founder and former director of Global X, a New York based provider of exchange traded funds. José was instrumental to the success of Global X, making the company a reference as a provider of exchange traded funds that nowadays has surpassed $10 billion in managed assets across more than 60 different products.

Throughout his career, José has acquired unique expertise in the asset management and brokerage business, having served in roles at Prudential Securities, MAPFRE Inversion, and Banco Santander. José earned his Bachelor’s degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Dobromir Kamburov

Chief Operating Officer

Dobromir is the COO and co-founder of Leverage Shares. He is a cross-discipline innovator with strong aptitude for strategically assessing, formulating, and solving technical & business challenges in finance, robotics, and big-data. Dobromir is result-driven with a taste for high-impact projects that cross multiple industries.

Having a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, Dobromir has co-authored over 30 articles in experimental condensed-matter physics, published in Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, and Applied Physics Letters. His scientific work explored the properties of two-dimensional (2D) electron and hole systems in GaAs/AlAs quantum wells at very low temperatures and in the presence of strong magnetic fields.

Dobromir’s research pioneered a method to directly probe the size of the Fermi contour of low-field carriers and their high-field composite fermion counterparts near half-filled Landau level with the goal of fundamentally understanding the effects of feminization and the underlying symmetries between electrons and holes.

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Tracy Gilvarry Grant

General Counsel

Tracy Grant is the General Counsel and co-founder of Leverage Shares.

Tracy is a seasoned, goal-focused legal professional with demonstrated track record of advising and representing high-profile international corporations, international investment banking institutions, mutual funds and insurance companies.

Her experience is in providing incomparable advice on mutual funds, secured transactions, financing transactions, securities and regulatory compliance and corporate and commercial law.

José Poncela

Head of Product Development

Jose is a seasoned ETF and derivatives product developer and practitioner.

He is a founding member of WisdomTree Europe, where he served most recently as Head of ETNs. He launched a number of UCITS ETFs across asset classes and investment strategies and oversaw the ETN business, a European leader in the short & leveraged ETP space.

He earned an MBA from the London Business School and worked for investment banks like UBS and Nomura.

Pawel Uchman

Head of Capital Markets

Pawel Uchman serves as the Global Head of Capital Markets at Leverage Shares, having joined recently in July 2023.

With his expertise honed through nearly a decade in the ETP trading landscape, Pawel is responsible for shaping and implementing the firm’s product strategy, managing relationships with key market stakeholders, and helping investors navigate complex market environments by creating best-in-class products.

A Wharton Alum, prior to his current role, Pawel was a Senior Trader of the Automated Market Making Group at BNP Paribas, where he managed systematic HFT strategies.

Oktay Kavrak

Head of Communications and Strategy

Oktay joined Leverage Shares in late 2019. He is responsible for driving business growth by maintaining key relationships and developing sales activity across English-speaking markets.

He joined Leverage Shares from UniCredit, where he was a corporate relationship manager for multinationals. His previous experience is in corporate finance and fund administration at firms like IBM Bulgaria and DeGiro / FundShare.

Oktay holds a BA in Finance & Accounting and a post-graduate certificate in Entrepreneurship from Babson College. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Ignacio Vacchiano

Head of Distribution Iberia

Ignacio Vacchiano is the Head of Distribution Iberia for Leverage Shares, having joined the company in September 2023.

He came to Leverage Shares from Stifel Financial, where he was the Managing Director for Spain. Ignacio began his career at Stifel in 2006 as the Director of Institutional Equity Sales. During his time there, he played a key role in establishing Stifel’s institutional equity business in Spain. As the Managing Director of the Stifel Madrid Branch, Ignacio oversaw the transformation of Stifel’s presence in Spain and the EU, including markets such as the UK, Switzerland, Andorra, and Italy.

Prior to Stifel, Ignacio held institutional brokerage roles at Legg Mason, Prudential Securities, and Lehman Brothers, kickstarting his career in 1994. Ignacio holds a bachelor’s degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Raj Sheth

Sales & Business Development