Agenda

Agenda

Cryptocurrency Trading Forum USA 2022 Agenda

08:0008:55

Registration opens | networking gallery and refreshments

08:00 - 08:55

08:5509:00

Risk.net Welcome

08:55 - 09:00

Kris Devasabai

Editor-in-chief

Risk.net

Kris Devasabai is the New York-based editor-in-chief of Risk.net. Previously, he was bureau chief and US editor of Risk magazine. He manages the editorial team. Prior to joining Risk, Kris covered hedge funds, asset management, cross-border investing and law for several publications.

Kris holds a bachelor’s degree in law and government from the University of Manchester, and he completed his legal training at the Inns of Court School of Law in London. He was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2003.

09:0009:35

Crypto appeal – coming up with digital asset value-add

09:00 - 09:35

• Returns – can you provide certainty in gains?
• Development – where is market involvement growing and what does that mean for overall value?
• Insurance – how are custodians and other crypto players providing security for investors?

Gabor Gurbacs

Director, digital asset strategy

VanEck

Sebastian Bea

President

One River Digital

Sebastian Pedro Bea, OLY, is the President of One River Digital.  Sebastian, in concert with the team, develops and executes the One River Digital strategic plan.  Sebastian is focused on building ORD’s investment platform and global client base.  Sebastian also serves as the Head of Sales and Strategy for One River Asset Management.  Sebastian and his team help global clients understand, access, and stay connected to the investment capabilities of One River, across both Alternative strategies and Digital assets.  Sebastian has 20 years of experience across liquid public markets and institutional investing.

Prior to joining One River, Sebastian worked at BlackRock, beginning in 2012.  Sebastian was most recently a Managing Director at BlackRock, co-leading investment strategy globally for BlackRock Systematic Active Equity.  Prior to BlackRock, Sebastian worked at Credit Suisse, beginning in 2001.  Sebastian built relationships with institutional investors, delivering the firm’s proprietary data, capital markets product, and firmwide capabilities. 

Sebastian holds a double major in English and Economics from The University of California, Berkeley. Sebastian is a World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist, in rowing, for the United States of America.

Christine Moy

Partner, head of digital assets

Apollo Global Management

Christine is a business leader with over a half decade proven track record in blockchain, crypto, NFTs, DeFi, and the metaverse. In her most recent role as Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, Christine oversaw its firmwide Blockchain/Crypto/Metaverse strategy and defined its program through initiatives in digital assets, tokenized payments, internet-of-things, digital identity, digital collectibles, and virtual worlds. Christine also led Liink, a data marketplace for financial institutions and corporates that enables faster, cheaper, and safer cross-border payments. Christine has delivered results by cultivating strong relationships, structuring innovative solutions, building strong interdisciplinary diverse teams, and executing enterprise-grade tech at scale through a variety of roles in Investment Banking, Markets, and Asset Management. She is a graduate of Brown University. Christine was named in Fortune’s The Ledger 40 Under 40 list of “the most impressive, young superstars transforming business at the leading edge of finance and technology.”

Jonathan Loflin

CRO & managing director

GSR

Jason Zins

Partner

SkyBridge Capital

Jason Zins is a Partner SkyBridge Capital. His responsibilities include sourcing and executing private market investments as well as new product research and development.

He has led the firm’s investments into leading Crypto and FinTech companies, including: Chime, FTX, Genesis Digital Assets, Helium, Klarna, Kraken, Lightning Labs, Moonpay, NYDIG, Plaid, and TaxBit.

Prior to joining SkyBridge in 2014, Mr. Zins worked at Bloomberg L.P. where he specialized in fixed income and derivatives. He has been actively investing in cryptocurrencies for nearly a decade. 

Mr. Zins received his B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College.

09:3510:10

Traditional Finance vs. Decentralized Finance – which elements for cryptocurrency markets are consistent with familiar traditional assets?
This session will focus on the similarities that already exist between the traditional and digital market ecosystems and what can be expected in terms of future similarities.

09:35 - 10:10

Matthew Jozoff

Head of digital asset securitization

Radkl

Matthew is head of digital asset securitization at Radkl, bringing fixed income concepts to the crypto markets. Prior to that, he co-headed fixed income, currencies, commodities, and index research at J.P.Morgan, where he had worked for 15 years. He ran the mortgage strategy team at Goldman Sachs and began his career at Lehman Brothers in mortgage research. He has an A.B. in physics from Princeton University and an MBA in finance from The Wharton School.

Brad Vopni

Head of digital assets

Hudson River Trading

Brad is the Head of Digital Assets for Hudson River Trading. A 20-year veteran in the electronic trading and technology space, Brad was brought in to grow HRT’s presence in the digital asset business. Prior to joining HRT, Brad was Director of Capital Markets with NextShares Solutions LLC, where he was responsible for working with market participants in the ETF ecosystem to build and launch the first actively managed, exchange-traded products. Before that, Brad spent 8 years at Nasdaq in various senior roles such as Head of Global Software Development for INET, and Head of Business and Strategy for NASDAQ’s 3 U.S. equity markets. Brad began his career at Trilogy Software in Austin, Texas before moving to New York in 2001 to begin working at the Island ECN and then at Instinet before being acquired by Nasdaq. Brad earned a B.S. from the University of Texas. He holds Series 7, 63 and 24 FINRA licenses.

Chris Perkins

President and managing partner

CoinFund

Tony Pettipiece

Chairman

GRIP Investments

10:1010:35

A Regulatory Perspective
This fireside chat will aim to provide regulatory insight into potential plans for the crypto future.

10:10 - 10:35

Michelle Bond

CEO

Association for Digital Asset Markets

Prior to joining ADAM as its CEO, Bond has served as the global head of policy and regulatory affairs at two fintech companies, where she developed and executed global regulatory strategy for digital assets, blockchain, and global payments. Bond has also worked at Bloomberg LP, serving as head of global regulatory affairs – and she is an expert in securities, derivatives, banking, and fintech regulation. Bond previously served as international counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. Bond was also a subject matter expert on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs for the Dodd-Frank Act and its technical corrections bill, as well as the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). Bond launched her legal career at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) before practicing law at Hogan Lovells and WilmerHale. She has been covered by Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, as well as featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC, Bloomberg, Business Insider, POLITICO, The Hill, RealClearMarkets, CoinDesk,Traders Magazine, and other leading publications.

Caroline Pham

Commissioner

CFTC

Caroline D. Pham was sworn in as a CFTC Commissioner on April 14, 2022, after being nominated by President Biden and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Commissioner Pham is a recognized leader in financial services compliance and regulatory strategy and policy, with deep expertise in derivatives and capital markets and emerging issues such as digital innovation. Her substantial experience spans key international issues such as prudential regulation and systemic risk, financial markets including currencies and commodities, fintech and digital assets, ESG, and the impact of major disruptions like the savings and loan crisis, the 2008 financial crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Pham advised boards of directors, executive and senior management, policymakers and regulators, and industry leaders on changes to the regulatory landscape and implications and risks of emerging issues, trends, and economic and market developments to the global financial system, markets, and banking. Her past engagement includes international standard setters such as the Financial Stability Board, IOSCO, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Bank for International Settlements, and Committee on Payment and Settlements Systems, as well as central banks, government ministries, regulators, and other stakeholders across North America, Latin America, United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions.

Commissioner Pham was previously a managing director at a large global financial institution where she held various senior roles in compliance, legal, the chief administrative office, and the institutional clients group, including as a global head of swap dealer and Volcker compliance; deputy head of global regulatory affairs; head of capital markets regulatory strategy and engagement; and head of market structure for strategic initiatives, working closely with innovation, strategic investment, and business and product development teams on digital assets and other opportunities. She has built global programs and teams and led initiatives for implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other global regulatory reforms, including the design of compliance risk management, governance, and oversight frameworks and policies and procedures across all institutional and retail businesses. She also had oversight of U.S. regulatory change management for markets, including rates and currencies, credit, securitized markets, commodities, municipal securities, and financial market infrastuctures.

Commissioner Pham’s past experience in the private and public sectors includes serving as Special Counsel and Policy Advisor to former CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia; and in enforcement at the CFTC, SEC, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and for the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims while in law school. She was also a Visiting Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Law, Economics, and Finance and most recently served on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Business and Finance Law Program.

Commissioner Pham is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Her former leadership roles with the American Bar Association include member of the Council of the Business Law Section and the Executive Committee of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board; Vice Chair of the Banking Law Committee; and Co-Chair of the Securities, Capital Markets, and Derivatives Subcommittee. She is a former Co-Chair of the Business Law Fellows Committee, a program to develop future diverse leaders, and also a former Fellow herself. In addition, Commissioner Pham has served on a multitude of industry forums, including on the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Digital Commerce.

Commissioner Pham has a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and was a recipient of the Manatt-Phelps Scholarship for excellence in banking law and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area Scholarship. She is from California’s Central Valley, the “food basket of the world.”

 

10:4511:20

Network and refreshments break

10:45 - 11:20

11:2011:55

Digital asset storage - interacting with custodians for crypto-based activities

11:20 - 11:55

• Security – protecting digital currencies from hacks and theft
• Staking – earnings from the holding of tokens
• Trading – connecting with trading platforms for trade settlement

Oli Harris

Head of North America digital assets

Goldman Sachs

Oli is part of the Digital Assets team at Goldman Sachs, responsible for North America.

Previously, he was at J.P. Morgan where he created the Corporate & Investment Bank’s Digital Strategy & FinTech team, including their InResidence incubation programme, before becoming Head of Digital Assets Strategy & Quorum (an open source Ethereum-based blockchain and smart contracts platform for enterprises).

Prior to J.P. Morgan, he was seconded to the Office of Tony Blair, was a Project Manager at the World Economic Forum where he led their New Energy Architecture Initiative, and was a Strategy Consultant at Accenture.

Oli is a passionate design thinker, having spent time at Stanford’s d.school, a mentor at selected accelerators, and a member of Allen & Overy’s selection committee for their Fuse innovation program. He is a graduate of Cambridge University.

 

 

Vadim Khramov

Founder and chief investment officer

Edge Capital Management LLC

Vadim Khramov, Ph.D is Founder and CIO of Edge Capital Management, a global hedge fund specializing in digital assets with a focus on DeFi and venture capital. Prior to starting Edge Capital, he was a leading member of the investment team at a macro hedge fund, Trend Capital. Prior to that he led FI/FX strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London and was Advisor to the Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.  

Vadim has authored several academic publications in macroeconomics, and has been a frequent speaker and contributor at CNBC, CNN, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other financial media channels. Vadim holds a Ph.D in Economics from UCLA.

Steven McClurg

CIO and Co-Founder

Valkyrie

Steven McClurg is the Chief Investment Officer of Valkyrie Investments. He has considerable traditional finance and Fintech experience, ranging from insurtech and payments to blockchain.

Previously, Mr. McClurg was a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, where he was a portfolio manager and responsible for portfolio construction and strategy for fixed income and private equity. Most recently, Mr. McClurg founded Theseus Capital, a blockchain-powered asset management platform which was acquired by a merchant bank, Galaxy Digital, where he continued as Managing Director, building their asset management and public funds businesses. He also co-founded payments company, Paydrop. He also has experience in leadership roles in technology companies such as Electronic Arts and Crowdfunder. Mr. McClurg holds a Master of Science and an MBA from Pepperdine University, where he has served as an adjunct professor.

Michael Mollemans

Research Principal

Chartis Research

Michael Mollemans has more than 20 years of trading and research experience across five countries. Before joining Chartis, he was a senior analyst at TABB Group. Prior to that, he was at Pavilion Global Markets and Credit Suisse Securities (Japan). Earlier in his career, he worked at Daiwa Capital Markets America in New York and at Credit Lyonnais Securities in Japan and New York.

11:5512:30

Crypto Brokerage - Managing Liquidity Fragmentation

11:55 - 12:30

Diana Pires

Chief Revenue Officer

Apifiny

Emil van Essen

CEO and CIO

Katonah EVE LLC

John Dabbs

Entrepreneur in residence

The D.E. Shaw Group

12:3013:35

Lunch briefing: Collaborative effort – how can institutional investors, crypto vendors, and regulators work together to develop a market framework?

12:30 - 13:35

Gabriella Kusz

CEO

Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association

Gabriella Kusz serves as Board Director at the Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association, a global voluntary self-regulatory association for the industry and Deputy Chair of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Regulator Working Group – which provides a community of practice for regulators working around the world to navigate the digital asset space. Prior to this role, she served as the Principal for Strategic Initiatives at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) where, in addition to other areas, she supported the profession’s leadership and innovation in the digital era. Her background has largely included working in international financial sector and economic growth including working with the World Bank Group Governance Global Practice where she was responsible for leading the Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting (CGFR) workstream for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

 

Gabriella is a Fellow of the Digital Euro Association and was recently appointed by the Speaker of the US State of Arizona House of Representatives to lend her knowledge to the state’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Study Committee (pursuant to Arizona Laws 2021, Chapter 339). Gabriella also serves as a Distinguished Global Expert for the Global Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Policy Network (GSPN) at Prince Sultan University (Riyadh, KSA) and as an Advisor to the Banque Saudi Fransi / PSU Global Islamic Finance, Tax and Zakat Centre (GIFTZ). Gabriella is a licensed US CPA (State of Virginia) and CGMA and holds AICPA Certificates in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Blockchain Fundamentals as well as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certificate in Sustainability Reporting Standards. She holds her Master’s in Public Policy (International Policy and Development) from Georgetown University (Washington, DC USA), a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Dayton (Ohio, USA).

Sarah Hammer

Managing director

The Stevens Centre for Innovation in Finance

Sarah Hammer is Managing Director of the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance and Senior Director of the Harris Alternative Investments Program at the Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania. In these roles, she focuses her efforts on private capital investments and financial technology. Ms. Hammer also leads the Cypher Blockchain Accelerator and Cypher NFT Incubator at the Wharton School, and she leads an Initiative on Diversity & Inclusion. Ms. Hammer is also Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, teaching an upper-level juris doctor course on financial regulation.


Previously, Ms. Hammer was Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions and Director of the Office of Financial Institutions Policy at the United States
Department of the Treasury. In this role, she led and directed the Department's policy responsibilities involving financial institutions, as well as oversaw the Federal Insurance Office and the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy (cybersecurity).


Ms. Hammer also served on the board of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and assisted the U.S. Treasury Secretary in fulfilling responsibilities on the board of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Ms. Hammer also served as cross-functional team lead for a full review and report by the U.S. Treasury on the U.S. financial regulatory framework.


Ms. Hammer has held various leadership positions throughout financial services in general management, portfolio management, trading, marketing, research, and
analytics at the Vanguard Group, PIMCO, JP Morgan Chase, BlackRock, and Tudor Investments.


Ms. Hammer is also a board member of the Independent Management Advisory Committee of the International Telecommunications Union at the United Nations (ITU).
The ITU is the UN specialized agency responsible for all matters related to information and communication technology, including broadband internet, wireless technology,
satellite, and television.


Ms. Hammer earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Studies from Oxford University. She is a Harry S. Truman Scholar and a Member of the American Law Institute.

13:3514:00

Institutional participation in DeFi – Present and Future State

13:35 - 14:00

Elizabeth Mathew

Executive director

ConsenSys

Elizabeth is an experienced capital markets executive turned Web3 builder at ConsenSys.

After 9 years in Fixed Income Sales, Trading and Structuring with Lehman Brothers & JP Morgan, in NY and Singapore, Elizabeth got the entrepreneurial bug and has been a startup operator since 2013. Things turned full circle when she ran the capital markets division at Securitize in 2019, allowing her to combine her passion for building new things with capital markets know-how.

She is now a senior executive at ConsenSys working on the commercialization of MetaMask Institutional.

14:0014:35

Risk tolerance – managing crypto volatility within your portfolio

14:00 - 14:35

• Crypto quants – how do we develop analysis for this market (i.e., smart beta)?
• Data – greater need for more accurate information
• Asset allocation – building portfolios with both direct and indirect exposure

Shiliang Tang

CIO

LedgerPrime

Shiliang Tang is the Chief Investment Officer of LedgerPrime, a multi-strategy quant fund in digital assets. Shiliang spent most of his career as a quantitative trader on proprietary trading desks at UBS and Merrill Lynch, where he focused on equities and commodities algorithmic and volatility trading. Prior to LedgerPrime, Shiliang was also Co-founder of a global fintech startup called WorldCover. Shiliang received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and is a CFA and CAIA charterholder.

Asad Mawjee

Global and EM equities

Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC

Worked in Investment Banking at JPMorgan prior to 2008, at which point I joined the Global Equities team at Deutsche Asset Management. This team spun out in 2010 as an independent Institutional Equity boutique called Global Thematic Partners (GTP). I was a founding partner and Director of GTP at inception. In 2016, I left to join the Equity business at Lord Abbett (LA). As part of the Global and EM Equities team here, I’m responsible for Financials, Real Estate and Fintech investing.

Satyam Kancharla

Executive vice president chief product officer, client solutions group

Numerix

Mr. Kancharla, as Executive Vice President Chief Product Officer, is responsible for corporate strategy and currently heads the Client Solutions Group at Numerix. This group is responsible for Product Management, Financial Engineering and Business Analysis. Prior to this, he has served in various roles in Quantitative Software Development, Financial Engineering and Client Services at Numerix. Before transferring to Numerix in New York City, he was the CTO for Numerix Japan LLC in Tokyo, heading the Pre-Sales and Financial Engineering teams for Asia.

 

Prior to joining Numerix in 2003, Mr. Kancharla also worked with Merrill Lynch and GE Capital in Quantitative Finance and Product Development roles.

 

He holds an MBA degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an MSc degree in Applied Statistics and Informatics from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a BScin Mathematics and Computers from the University of Mumbai.

Val Prasad

Principal

Anthill Advisors

Dr Val Prasad is the principal of Anthill Advisors, a boutique consulting firm which specializes in providing clients with portfolio management, systematic trading and trade execution research solutions across both the digital asset and traditional finance sectors.  He was the Head of Execution Research at ExodusPoint Capital Management and Schonfeld Strategic Advisors as well as a portfolio manager at WorldQuant LLC and UBS.  Dr Prasad’s responsibilities have included the design and management of equity investment strategies, as well as the research and implementation of trade execution algorithms and transaction cost analysis platforms.   He is also an adjunct professor of financial engineering at Cornell University.  

Dr Prasad graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago. He has published over 40 papers in refereed scientific journals and has won several international awards for his work.  Dr Prasad was also a member of the Supernova Cosmology Project, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011.

14:3515:10

Digital asset breakdown – from derivatives to ETFs to non-deliverable forwards, what does the industry have to offer and how is risk of each determined?

14:35 - 15:10

Chris Matta

President of 3iQ digital assets (US)

3iQ

Robert Bogucki

Co-head of global trading

Galaxy Digital

A highly seasoned risk manager and volatility expert, Rob has nearly 25 years of trading and investing experience. Rob built and managed multi-billion-dollar trading and client facing businesses and ran macro risk for numerous top financial services organizations in the U.S., Asia and London including Barclays PLC, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs. He was most recently head of Global Macro trading at Barclays. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and continues to advise and consult the Cornell School of Engineering as an active alumnus. Rob served as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Global FX Committee (FXC) for over 5 years in addition to the board of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) for 2 years.

Paul Mischenko

Founder

MK4 Capital LLC

Paul Mischenko is currently proprietary trading, investing, advising and consulting with a focus on digital assets through his entity MK4 Capital LLC.    Prior to that, Paul spent 25 years in traditional markets, most recently running the FX, FX trading and electronic trading business at HSBC across the Americas.  He holds an Honors Bachelors of Commerce degree from Queen’s University in Canada, is a CFA charter holder and recently completed The Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Applications course at MIT, the Cryptocurrency and Disruption course at LSE and the Fintech course at Harvard.

Teddy Fusaro

President

Bitwise Asset Management

Teddy Fusaro is an expert on cryptocurrencies, ETFs, and the development, structuring, and management of regulated novel financial products.

He is President of Bitwise Asset Management, creator of the world's first cryptocurrency index fund. In this role, he oversees the implementation of the firm’s strategy and execution of its business objectives to deliver Bitwise’s investment products to clients.

Fusaro was previously Senior Vice President and Head of Portfolio Management and Capital Markets at IndexIQ, the ETF issuer unit of New York Life Investment
Management, a firm with over $550 billion in assets under management. IndexIQ pioneered the use of self-indexing in ETFs and the use of listed instruments to develop
and offer rules-based hedge fund replication strategies in transparent and regulated portfolios. Prior to IndexIQ, Fusaro was Vice President of Portfolio Management and
co-head of Trading and Operations at Direxion Investments, a $13 billion alternative ETF manager. Earlier in his career, he spent time in both equity derivatives and credit
derivatives at Goldman Sachs & Co.

15:1015:45

Networking and refreshments break

15:10 - 15:45

15:4516:20

Investment Strategy – what do portfolio managers need to know prior to investing?

15:45 - 16:20

• Arbitrage – capitalizing on the inefficiencies that still exist
• Tokenization – digitizing products like bonds, REITs, and art
• Time horizons – being ready for tomorrow’s strategies today

Lawrence Newhook

President & CEO

Alpha Innovations

Kevin Kang

Founding principal

BKCoin Capital LP

Kevin Kang is a founding principal and chief investment officer of BKCoin Capital.

Kevin is responsible for the daily management and trading responsibilities for the Fund.Prior to founding BKCoin Capital, Kevin was the portfolio manager and trader at Amalgamated, managing over $4 billion in multi-asset portfolios specializing in US equities and fixed income.His previous experience includes being Associate Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein in New York. During his tenure at AllianceBernstein, he effectively collaborated with multiple portfolio managers in managing the largest US equities’ product by AUM.

Additionally, he successfully implemented investment decisions and efficiently oversaw the firm’s daily positioning of its $40 billion portfolio. Kevin is a CFA® charter holder and earned his B.A. in Finance from Stetson University. He is fluent in English and Korean

Nisa Amoils

Managing partner

A100x

Jakub Rehor

Lucy Labs Inc.

Co-founcer, CIO

Investment Strategy Development; PM for Lucy Labs MCLO, CULS; Rising Tide Funds; Risk Management

Jakub has 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager and analyst in both hedge funds and mutual funds.

Jakub served as co-portfolio manager of a $1B+ mutual fund while he was a partner at Third Avenue Management. Prior to Third Avenue, Jakub was an analyst at Putnam Investments, a Boston based mutual fund complex with 400B+ in assets under management, and at Sanford Bernstein, a NY Investment firm with $100B+ in AUM.

Jakub started his career at at McKinsey & Co., where he advised Fortune 50 companies on marketing strategy, capital allocation, and acquisitions.

Prior to co-founding Lucy Labs, Jakub launched a quantitative trading strategy at Incline Investment Management, a commodity trading advisor based in Nevada.

BA, Yale University

16:2016:55

Crypto valuation models – how confident are we with price prediction?

16:20 - 16:55

Jake Stolarski

Head of trading

Cipher Technologies Management LP

Jake is one of the early pioneers in Digital Asset Options markets and still drives much of the OTC trading volume. Before Crypto, Jake traded as a Designated Primary Market Maker on the floors of the American Stock Exchange, CBOE, and NYSE for numerous exchange-traded options series in the Nasdaq, Russell, S&P, Emerging Markets, and VIX. Jake also helped launch a principally-funded trading desk where he would go on to build out an institutional scale operation over 4 years. The strategies at Barrow Street Commodities consisted of market-making and liquidity provision as well as the introduction of risk accumulation engaging PEMEX, OPEC, and major airlines orderflow. His team of three consistently ranked in the Top 5 in global Crude Oil options volumes with strategies focusing on asymmetry, convex strategies, and game-theory. 

In the Digital Asset space Jake has traded on nearly every centralized and decentralized platform. Yield Farming in dozens of liquidity mining programs, and cross-chain-fluent, he has honed his ability to maximize token yield across all of DeFi while incorporating a risk management foundation that is extremely rare in crypto. Being close to the digital asset ecosystem has afforded Jake the opportunity to get close to protocol founders early. Jake is an early investor in many DeFi protocols as well as Metaverse and GameFi projects. 

16:5517:00

Closing remarks

16:55 - 17:00

Michael Rothbard

Senior conference producer

Risk.net

17:0018:00

Network reception

17:00 - 18:00