Building an institutional marketplace

Debating the case for investing in digital assets...

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Join Hedgeweek and Institutional Asset Manager as we explore the opportunities and challenges in building an institutional marketplace for digital assets.



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Digital assets... towards an institutional marketplace

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Brought to you by Hedgeweek and Institutional Asset Manager, this new DigitalAssetsLIVE event will assess the key developments, trends and issues driving the growth of institutional investment in digital assets.


‘This one-day digital event will explore a wealth of topics, including:


•The case for investing in digital assets

•Key legal and regulatory challenges

•Custody, security and liquidity issues

•Trading and investment strategies

•Future developments and trends


Join us for what promises to be an exciting new event.

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ON THE DAY | 10 JUNE

DAY ONE

10 FEBRUARY

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PANEL 1

The case for investing in digital assets

  • Are we at the birth of a new institutional asset class?
  • Why – and how – should institutional managers be allocating to crypto and digital assets?
  • What are the best ways of gaining exposure – bitcoin, stablecoins, other cryptocurrencies?
  • “Digital gold”? Store of value, inflationary hedge, protection against monetary expansion/central bank stimulus, portfolio diversifier, alpha generator – yes or no…?
  • What are the key risks and challenges for asset managers, allocators and asset owners?
  • How big could the market for crypto and digital assets become? Are there growth constraints?

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

PANEL 2

Evolving an institutional ecosystem: Trading and custody issues and developments

  • Demystifying the marketplace for new institutional participants
  • The role of exchanges, custodians, prime brokers, platforms and other market players
  • Price discovery and liquidity – how the marketplace is developing
  • Risk management – volatility risk, liquidity risk, credit risk, regulatory risk, counterparty risk
  • Bridging the gap between traditional market and crypto-market structures
  • Future developments and trends in trading, custody and market infrastructure

OPENING ADDRESS

1:50 PM

1:30 PM

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING

SPEAKERS:

Anatoly Crachilov, Founding Partner & CEO, Nickel Digital Asset Management

Lee Robinson, Founder & CIO, Altana Wealth

Jakob Palmstierna, Global Head of Product and Business Development, GSR

2:40 PM

PRESENTATION

Presentation slot

SPEAKERS:

Asen Kostadinov, Head of Strategy, Copper.co

Andy Flury, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, AlgoTrader AG

FIRESIDE CHAT

3:40 PM

PANEL 3

4:00 PM

Evolving an institutional ecosystem: regulatory and security issues and developments


  • How are regulators responding to the rapid growth in the market for crypto and digital assets?
  • What steps need to be taken to ensure a safer regulatory framework for investors?
  • Different regulatory attitudes and perspectives in the US, Europe and Asia
  • The challenges and risks for institutions of a 24/7, borderless, decentralised market
  • Balancing the need for speed and security: creating a robust, safe, fast infrastructure
  • Protecting against cyber-crime, key theft, operational risk and other threats

PANEL 4

5:00 PM

Trading and investment strategies

  • Long-only/buy-and-hold
  • Active vs passive
  • Long/short, multi-strategy
  • Systematic vs discretionary
  • Derivatives-based investing
  • Quantitative trading strategies
  • Arbitrage and relative value
  • Single manager vs multi-manager
  • ETFs/ETPs

A panel of managers and allocators will explore the growing range of trading and investment strategies for crypto and digital assets and the potential for risk-adjusted, uncorrelated returns:

4:40 PM

PRESENTATION

Jason Guthrie, Head of Capital Markets and Digital Assets, Europe, WisdomTree

6:00 PM

NETWORKING

7:00 PM

EVENT CLOSES

Dedicated networking time

SPEAKERS:

Peter Habermacher, CEO, Aaro Capital

Kevin Kang, Founding Principal of BKCoin Capital LP

Dr Hartmut Neff, Portfolio Manager, Crypto Finance AG

5:40 PM

PRESENTATION

SPEAKERS:

Anthony Scaramucci, Founder & Managing Partner, SkyBridge

SPEAKER:

Asen Kostadinov, Head of Strategy, Copper.co

SPEAKER:

SPEAKER:

James Delaney, Director, Government Affairs, AIMA (moderator)

Anthony Tu-Sekine, Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group, Seward & Kissel

SPEAKERS

Peter Habermacher

Anatoly Crachilov

Founding Partner & CEO at Nickel Digital Asset Management

Anthony Scaramucci

Founder & Managing Partner at SkyBridge

Head of Strategy at Copper.co

Asen Kostadinov

Kevin Kang

Founding Principal of BKCoin Capital LP

Lee Robinson

Founder & CIO at Altana Wealth

Head of Capital Markets and Digital Assets, Europe at WisdomTree

Jason Guthrie

Dr Hartmut Neff

Portfolio Manager at Crypto Finance AG

James Delaney

Director, Government Affairs at AIMA

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at AlgoTrader AG

Andy Flury

Jakob Palmstierna

Global Head of Product and Business Development at GSR

Anthony Tu-Sekine

Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group at Seward & Kissel

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