Former FINRA Regulator Seth Levy joins Binance as Head of Market Surveillance


We are excited to announce the appointment of Seth Levy, formerly from Citadel LLC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), as Binance’s Head of Market Surveillance. 

Seth will oversee efforts to build and implement a surveillance infrastructure and system that is tailored to address risk associated with trading digital assets worldwide. His work will safeguard Binance users against fraud and manipulation. With the hire of Seth Levy, Binance ensures that it remains at the forefront of enhancing public confidence in the crypto industry. 

Seth brings a wealth of experience of over 20 years, from both the regulatory and business worlds. Most recently, Seth was the Global Head of Market Surveillance at Citadel and Citadel Securities. In this role, Seth was responsible for designing, scaling, and managing the global surveillance function across all financial instruments.

Prior to joining Citadel, Seth spent 16 years with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In his most recent role at FINRA, as the Senior Director of Trading Analysis within the Market Regulation Department, Seth was responsible for leading the team responsible for designing and conducting surveillance of the U.S. Equities markets, investigating misconduct, and examining the firm’s compliance with rules and regulations.

Seth said: “I’m really looking forward to working with the team to extend Binance’s already excellent surveillance capabilities to the next level. Our goal is to ensure that Binance users are protected from any form of nefarious activity or bad actors.”

“We will work to further proactively engage regulators and other market participants to strengthen market integrity, user protection, and enhance public confidence in the crypto market,” added Seth.