Conference Agenda

Cryptocurrency Trading Forum Europe - Agenda


Market overview/ big picture
Is investing in cryptocurrencies still appealing, and what are the main lessons learned from the recent events? How low can the price go?

09:00 - 09:45

  • Crypto trading market update: latest figures and volumes. Comparative analysis with traditional flat currencies volumes. Is investing in crypto still appealing after the recent events? 
  • Forced sales, liquidations and margin calls in June 2022 and the impact on crypto appetite
  • How significant is Ethereum merge and what will be the impact on the industry?
Nikita Fadeev

Partner and head

Fasanara Capital


Latest regulatory update on crypto
Regulatory perspective: finding balance between encouraging innovation and protecting investors

09:45 - 10:30

The UK

  • The UK’s new crypto regulatory package announced in 2022 and plans to regulate stablecoins – updates on these and other regulatory initiatives
  • Plans of HM Revenue and Customs on how to tax crypto

The EU and rest of the world

  • What is the EU approach to crypto? The European Union’s Markets in Crypto-Assets package (MiCA) - at what stage of the legislative process is it now?
  • Update on Switzerland, Singapore and other crypto friendly jurisdictions
  • Update on the USA



Coffee break

10:30 - 11:00


Panel discussion: investment strategies & products
What role does crypto play in your portfolio and what are the different ways to invest?

11:00 - 11:45

  • How to get exposure to cryptocurrencies: by directly investing in them or via derivatives? Pros and cons of both approaches
  • Bitcoin, altcoins, and other cryptocurrencies including new products
  • SPOTLIGHT: ETPs as a popular way for European institutional investors to gain access to crypto
Professor Carol Alexander


University of Sussex

Jean-Marc Bonnefous

Managing Partner

Tellurian Capital Management

Mr. Jean-Marc Bonnefous is the founder and managing partner of Tellurian Capital, a London-based investment management firm focused on the digital assets and commodity sectors. Mr. Bonnefous has managed since 2007 a number of institutional funds and investment strategies. He is the investment manager for the Tellurian ExoAlpha Systematic Digital Asset fund, a long/short hedge fund strategy. Prior to launching Tellurian Capital, he was an investment banker at BNP Paribas from 1992 and 2006, based in New York and London, where he built and ran the Global Commodity Derivatives business. Mr Bonnefous is also an operating partner at Tioga Capital, a blockchain VC fund, a board member of, a digital assets marketplace, as well as an advisor in Finteum, a peer-to-peer FX liquidity marketplace.



Cryptocurrency trading infrastructure Part 1: Custody

11:45 - 12:30

  • Is it possible to achieve 100% secure custody for crypto assets?... Similarities and differences between custody for crypto assets and for traditional assets
  • Hot and cold storage solutions: what are their pros and cons?
  • Multi-party computation: how does it work and how can it be utilised to secure crypto assets?
  • What is the future of custody?


Lunch break

12:30 - 13:30


Cryptocurrency trading infrastructure part 2 : Brokerage and post trade

13:30 - 14:15

  • What are the advantage of working with a crypto prime brokerage?
  • Post-trade challenges of digital assets and cryptocurrencies
  • Middle- and back- office work for crypto assets
  • Connecting with trading platforms for trade settlement


Risk management for crypto
Mitigating risk in cryptocurrency trading

14:15 - 15:15

  • EXPERT PRESENTATION: Modelling of implied volatility surfaces of crypto assets
  • Price transparency
  • Stress testing and balance sheet modelling
  • What are the less known risks that may not be taken into consideration by institutional investors?
  • The growing importance of cybersecurity
  • Post trade risk management
Artur Sepp

Head of Systematic Solutions and Portfolio Construction

Sygnum Bank’s Asset Management


Coffee break

15:15 - 15:30


Focus on data
Access to data for crypto trading and investing

15:30 - 16:00

  • How can you obtain reliable data for crypto trading and how do you use is in the most efficient way for the benefit of your trading strategy?


ESG/ environmental issue & data

16:00 - 16:30

  • If companies enter crypto space how does that affect their image, in particular their ESG image and rating? How to navigate this?


Panel discussion: spotlight on stablecoins

16:30 - 17:00

  • Commodity-backed stablecoins that are collateralized using physical assets like precious metals, oil, and real estate – chat are their pros and cons?
  • Fiat money backed stablecoins
  • Stablecoins – can they really be stable?.. Lessons learned after the Terra Luna crash earlier in 2022
Elliot Hentov

Head of macro policy research

State Street Global Advisors

Elliot Hentov is head of macro policy research in State Street Global Advisors' global macro team. He is responsible for research and thought leadership, linking policy impulses to financial markets and economics, and is the company's chief geopolitical strategist. Hentov joined State Street from Standard & Poor's sovereign ratings group where he was a director and lead analyst for sovereigns and government-related entities in central, eastern and Mediterranean Europe. Before that, he served as a political affairs officer at the UN's headquarters in New York, advising senior officials on political and economic issues in the Middle East and Europe. Hentov holds a PhD from Princeton University and a master's degree in international affairs from Georgetown University and has authored publications in the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Business TimesForeign Policy, and Washington Quarterly. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum in London and a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC.



Networking drinks and close of reference

17:00 - 17:30