Reliable access to digital assets for family offices and asset managers

Established in 2013, Independent Reserve is New Zealand's trusted digital asset exchange for professional investors.

Contact us to speak with a relationship manager

We will get back to you within one business day.

Protecting your assets is our top priority

No commingling of customer funds: We keep client assets completely separate from our own.

  • 1:1 reserves

    We maintain a full 1:1 reserve of all client fiat and crypto assets.

    We hold the vast majority of crypto assets in secure offline cold storage, protected in underground vaults with maximum security.

  • Audited

    Our books are balanced and we carry no debt on our balance sheet. We engage external auditors to undertake an annual audit of our financial statements in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards. This includes verification of all fiat and crypto balances held in custody on behalf of clients.

  • Segregated funds

    We do not commingle customer funds. We maintain complete segregation of all client assets to ensure that when you need to make a withdrawal you can.

    We keep your assets safe. That is our promise.

  • Sole custodian

    Independent Reserve is a sole custodian of all crypto assets held on our platform. Custody is managed in Australia and we do not use any third party custodians.

    We adhere to industry best practices and never lend, trade or reinvest your assets.

Purpose-built for family offices and asset managers

As you seek to diversify your investment portfolio to incorporate digital assets and cryptocurrencies, it is important to find a reliable and trusted partner.

24/7 coverage

Our relationship managers and traders will be there for you from onboarding to trade settlement.

Speak to our customer service team at any time, and your relationship manager during Sydney business hours.

Deep liquidity and competitive pricing

Access deep liquidity through our global networks to execute block trades discreetly.

Get fast all-inclusive quotes and minimise price slippage via our OTC desk.


We maintain 1-to-1 reserves of all client fiat and crypto assets. A vast majority of our crypto assets are held in secure offline cold storage, protected in underground vaults with maximum security.

Advanced trading

Make the most of market movements. Buy and sell crypto with NZD, AUD or USD. We provide a dynamic fee structure: Get lower trading fees for higher volume trades.

API and integrations

Stream real-time data and execute trades via API.

Securely move your digital assets to and from Independent Reserve via the Fireblocks network.


Deposit NZD into your Independent Reserve account via SWIFT.

Trade in NZD, AUD, USD and SGD, discreetly, securely, and quickly.

Trusted by global partners

  • KPMG
  • Bloomberg
  • Iress
  • Fireblocks
  • BGL
  • Chainalysis

Start your journey today

  • 1. Book a call

    Consult with a relationship manager to discuss your requirements.

  • 2. Onboard

    Our relationship manager will guide you through the onboarding process.

  • 3. Trade

    Trade 24/7 on our order book or execute block trades via the OTC desk.

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