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Investment Trends: New Asset Class: Alternative Credit using Blockchain Technology.


Join us as SALT Blockchain Asset Management provides guidance on this new asset class and sourcing alternative credit via blockchain technology.

 
 

Chris Aymond

Director
Salt Blockchain Asset Management

Kimberly Merriman

Director
Salt Blockchain Asset Management

Lars Soderberg

Director
Salt Blockchain Asset Management
7:40 AM
Registration & Breakfast for All Attendees
8:00 AM
Pre-Conference Discussion: Enhancing Women’s Access to Capital
  • Relative to male founders, women have a harder time gaining access to capital providers. In this session we examine the structural issues, invisible biases and solutions to address this issue.
  • How can women gain greater access to capital? Are there funds dedicated solely to providing these opportunities?
  • Are state government initiatives working? Does it come down to who you know? And if so what needs to shift in networking and mentoring?
  • If empirical data suggests that the involvement of women in company leadership yields higher performance, then why haven’t allocators received the message?

Lauri Haas

Founder & Principal
PRISM LLC

Amanda Pullinger

CEO
100 Women in Finance

Melissa Norris

Founding Partner
Jamesbeck Global Partners

SC Moatti

Founder
Mighty Capital
8:30 AM
IMN's Opening Remarks

Martin McNulty

Conference Producer
IMN
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: The Right Idea & The Right Time

Join us for what is sure to be an insightful and exciting opening keynote, as veteran Venture Capitalist ground floor Bitcoin investor and provocative thought leader Tim Draper guides our audience through the importance of the right idea at the right time and pokes holes in the idea of a crypto bubble.

This keynote will be followed by an engaging and interactive fireside chat facilitated by Celsius Network’s Alex Mashinsky.

Tim Draper

Founding Partner
Draper Associates

Alex Mashinsky

Founder and CEO
Celsius Network
9:25 AM
Hot Takes: Best Ideas for 2019
  • What are your predictions for the year ahead? Are we recession bound or are there a few steaks left in the bull?
  • Where should investors put $5m to work today? Will crypto, cannabis and other “out-there” ideas become mainstream?
  • What are the hidden risks that you see lurking in the market? What Black Swans are you trying to stalk out?
  • What is your biggest and best bet for 2019?
  • How can professional service firms help managers vette ideas and protect LPs?

Hiren Modi

Partner
EisnerAmper, LLP

Christopher Zook

Chairman and CIO
CAZ Investments

Thejas Nalval

Portfolio Manager
Element Group

Jonathan Benassaya

Founder and CEO
IronChain Capital

Chris Palmisano

CRO/COO
Rocket Dollar
10:05 AM
Beyond Bitcoin Futures: Welcome to the Mainstream
  • Will the burgeoning market of crypto coin futures breathe life into prop traders and “legacy” commodity exchanges?
  • How far out are contracted dated? Will there ever be actuals? How will traders handle contango and backwardation of coins—same as any other commodity or will there be technical challenges?
  • How do you short? How do you run an arb play? How will you hedge?
  • When will these instrument creep into retail portfolios? What is the next step in mass availability?

John Tornatore

Head of Cryptos
CBOE

Michael Bucella

Partner
BlockTower Capital

Farid Zainal

Senior VP
Electronic Transaction Clearing, Inc

Seth Spalding

Portfolio Manager
Passport Capital
10:40 AM
The REAL Cannabis Market: Navigating Risk And Return

•    The cannabis market is full of high-risk investments. Businesses across the space are faced with product contamination and efficacy issues, international commerce import/export regulation liabilities, political and regulatory volatility, operational compliance issues, and unqualified operators. Based on your risk tolerance what opportunities are right for you?
•    An in-depth understanding of global, national, state and local cannabis regulations and markets is critical in order to leverage your investment to generate alpha.
•    The global cannabis industry is expected to grow substantially over the coming decade as new markets come online in the wake of legalization. Where will the greatest growth occur? Which types of businesses will have an expansive international reach as the market reaches maturity?
•    What factors are critical to a profitable exit in the cannabis industry?
 

Nic Easley

CEO & Managing Director
Multiverse Capital
11:10 AM
Networking Break Courtesy of:
11:40 AM
Go Ask ALIS
  • ALIS stands for Autonomous Learning Investment Strategies, but what exactly goes into making that acronym work?
  • How can human capabilities be augments with AI partners? Which functions can ALIS perform to free up portfolio managers? Which decisions will still need the human touch?
  • How can advanced machine learning techniques create a more adaptive, responsive and customized portfolio? If the portfolio is always learning, how will risk/return profile be impacted?

Michael Weinberg

CIO
MOV37 and Protégé Partners
12:00 PM
Risk & Return: Using Niche Investments to Generate Alpha
  • From intrepid sailors heading off to lands unknown, to investors rolling the dice on longshot innovations, those with an appetite for risk have either been handsomely rewards or cruelly burnt. In this session we explore the interlinked relationship of risk and return and examine a few exciting investment opportunities.
  • What is your risk appetite? Are you risk on? Or are you de-risking? What is your risk red light? Is there an ideal risk ratio or is that too idiosyncratic?
  • What off the run investments are you allocating too? Are there any opportunities in biotech? Are there opportunities in developing markets that you are pursuing?
  • Are you investing in “alternative, alternative” such as bitcoin? Are you allocating to cannabis? Are there’s Niche’s we need to know about?

David Francl

Managing Director, Absolute Return
San Francisco Employees Retirement System

Ricardo Cortez

Co-CEO
Broadmark Asset Management, LLC

Dan Kryzanowski

VP
Rocket Dollar

Chris Aymond

Director
Salt Blockchain Asset Management

Ed Coyne

EVP
Sprott Asset Management LP

Bill Bracamontes

VP
Wilshire Private Markets
12:40 PM
California’s Cannabis Market: Investing in a New Gold Rush
  • With recreational cannabis legalized in the Golden State, investment opportunities abound. This panel explores some of the many options.
  • Cannabis real estate can be an excellent passive form of investing in the business, as the industry needs retail space, storage and grow space. Which markets present the best opportunities and which real estate play is the best?
  • Any consumer based industry will have a constellation of logistics and services that crop up around it and cannabis is no different. Which solutions are available to help entrepreneurs run their businesses?
  • Manufacturing and distribution: how easy or difficult is to begin a grow operation? What hurdles do you need to jump over to bring product to consumers?

Courtney Clark

Managing Director
Aspen Peak Advisors

Erik Murray

Managing Partner
Oak Industrial Funds LLC

Carl Sheeler

Cannabis Kahuna
REVAS - A Two Bears Company

Isaac Foster

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
The Portland Cannabis Market
1:20 PM
Lunch

Track A: Alpha Strategies

Join us for a series of sessions dedicated to compelling strategies for extracting alpha from public markets.

2:20 PM Track A
Three Cheers for Vol!
  • Macro traders lit votive candles this year as volatility crept back into the market. However, while pockets of vol have crept up-there hasn’t been much sustained volatility. What does this say about overall market structure?
  • Which areas of the market are the most volatile?
  • Are we headed for a downturn? And if so—what will trigger it?

Jay Caauwe

Managing Director
Cboe Global Markets

David Burkart

Founder
Coloma Capital Futures, LLC

Said Haidar

Founder and CIO
Haidar Capital Management

Bill Luby

CIO
Luby Asset Management

Scott Elisha

Chief Options Strategist
Perigon Wealth Management
3:00 PM Track A
Evaluating Opportunities in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets offer attractive, if sometimes inscrutable investment opportunities. Cartica’s Teresa Barger walks us through the warning signs, quirks and wonderful side to emerging markets investing.

Rachel Minard

Founder and CEO
Minard Capital, LLC

Teresa Barger

CEO and Co-CIO
Cartica Management
3:30 PM
Networking Break Courtesy of:
 
         
4:00 PM Track A
2018, 2019, 2020: A Near Term Outlook on Credit Investing
  • With a new fed and new market dynamics—are investors poised to make big gains in the credit markets?
  • How has the rise of P2P and private credit changed the overall yield expectations of investors? Is the space getting overheated?
  • Which US sector will be the highest yielding? We will see more jumbo debt offerings? Are EM opportunities still reliably juicy?
  • How are you building your portfolio? Long dated? Short dated? How senior do you need to be in the cap stack?
  • Outside of internal credit work, how do managers utilize fund admins, accountants and legal counsel to get a deeper understanding of covenants and the rights of debt owners?

Marty Dirks

Board Member & Trustee
San José Federated Pension Plan

Casey Wamsley

Senior VP
Infinity Capital Partners

Jason Friedman

Managing Director and Executive Committee Member
Marathon Asset Management

Ronan Cosgrave

Managing Director
PAAMCO

Lars Soderberg

Director
Salt Blockchain Asset Management
4:40 PM Track A
Quant, Factors, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence: A New Frontier
  • Quant models are bigger, stronger and faster than ever. However, with an abundance of data that may be corrupted or useless—are they necessarily smarter? With more data comes more noise—how are models distinguishing the signal? How many factors are needed to ensure alpha? Which factors are becoming redundant?
  • How has machine learning and other advance AI applications changed the nature of quant investing? As Artificial intelligence becomes increasingly sophisticated and prevalent, will the lines between man and machine be blurred?
  • As chatbots already perform a lot of client care functions—what happens when they run the entire IR department? How will we be able to tell the difference between the quality of human v AI generated work/service? What happens when an AI program makes a mistake? How do you explain that? Can we use one software to repair the error of another bot?
  • There have been several alarming cases of AI displaying biases that would get their human counterparts in hot water. Is this a reflection of the creators’ minds or evidence of the imperfection of relying on decisions without empathy? In terms of trading—can AI replicate Sentiment methods? i.e. can the computers be taught ambiguity?

John Shearman

Partner
Albourne

Patrick Beaudan

CEO
Emotomy

Seth Page

Partner & COO
SRP Ventures / ThroughPut Inc.

Track B: Alternative Innovation

Buzzwords, acronyms, jargon and more get disentangled in these series of panels that get to heart of today’s most exciting investment opportunities.

2:20 PM Track B
Dispatches from the Frontier

Please join us for a roundtable discussion with founders of groundbreaking companies creating blockchain applications in fintech & beyond!

Garrett Goldberg

Partner
Bee Partners

Kira Noodleman

Investor
Bee Partners

Christian Keil

Founder
D.RECT

Naveen Jain

Founder
Tari
3:00 PM Track B
The Case for Crypto Coins

In spite of naysayers and predictions of bursting bubbles, investors are crowding into bitcoin and other altcoins in hopes of making sustainable alpha. Blocktower’s Matthew Goetz explains why this is a good thing and why the space will continue to grow.

Matthew Goetz

Founder & CEO
BlockTower
3:30 PM
Networking Break Courtesy of:
 
  
4:00 PM Track B
Invest & Build: Lessons for Entrepreneurs & VC’s
  • Silicon Valley has long operated under the assumption that not every investment will work out—this model may prove to be unsustainable moving forward.
  • What are you preferred methods for value creation? Guidance? Capita introduction? How hands on are you? What networks do you utilize to help staff investments? What has to happen for you to fire a founder?
  • What is your investment criteria? Do qualitative measures (i.e. who you are investing in) sometimes outweigh potential quantitative ones?
  • Failure is a great teacher—what have you learned from missteps? What would you like to tell your younger self?

Adam Bain

Partner
Sway Ventures

Benjamin Savage

Partner
Clocktower Technology Ventures

Jeff Ziglar

Chief Operating Officer
Duality Group

Decio Nascimento

CIO
Richmond Global

Brian Nugent

Founding General Partner
Sway Ventures
4:40 PM Track B
ICO’s & Funding: Trends & Outlook
  • Testing the limits of Crowdfunding—how much KYC is done? I anonymity appropriate indefinitely?
  • How many ICO’s can the market support? Where will next round of cash come from? How liquid are the secondary markets?
  • What will it take for institutional capital to seek out ICO’s? Will companies issues ICO’s need to register with the SEC? Will big IB’s need to underwrite?
  • Will ICOs ever supplant IPOs? Will people bundle ICO’s into “de-risked” products?

Adryenn Ashley

Author / Partner
Minting The Future / Slay Ventures

Tim Enneking

Managing Director
Crypto Asset Management

Jonathan Nelson

Managing Director
HACK Fund

Alex Lopatine

Managing Partner & CEO
Park Capital Partners
5:20 PM
Networking Reception
6:20 PM
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    Marketing materials are sent electronically, by post and we may occasionally call you.

  • Online Targeted Advertising

    We use targeted advertising on our websites to display advertisements that are relevant to what we believe are your interests. In order to deliver relevant advertisements, we use third parties to deliver cookies that collect information about your IP address and how you interact with our sites (e.g. browsing information, which articles you have read etc.). This data is used by the third parties to determine which advertisements may be of interest to you.

    We may also share your personal data with third parties to deliver targeted advertising to you on other websites (e.g. Twitter Tailored Audiences or Facebook Custom Audiences). This could include your email address, cookie data, and information obtained from third parties. Third party cookies may also be used to enable us to target advertisements to you on other websites that you visit.

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

    We occasionally use the services of trusted third parties in order to ensure that the personal data we use for advertising and marketing purposes is accurate and up-to-date. To do this, we transfer personal data of individual leads (such as name, email, job title, location and phone number) to these third parties who conduct research to verify the data – primarily against public information.

    We also use algorithmic software technology to help us improve the quality and relevance of marketing activities. The personal data analysed by the software includes email address, phone number, job title, address, purchase history and account information. This allows us to provide meaningful offers that are relevant to your specific profile.

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

    We want to understand the needs of our readers and customers. We may therefore use the information you provide us – including your name and contact details – to contact you to request your feedback, or to participate in our customer and market research.

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

    Some of the pages on our group websites may include message boards, blogs or other facilities for generating content from users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to post any personal data. User generated content is also subject to our site Terms & Conditions.

  • Business or Asset Sale

    If we sell a business or assets we may need to disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

    If Euromoney, or any of our group companies is sold or sells our assets or is acquired by a third party, then personal data about our customers will be acquired by that third party. A transfer of your personal data in these circumstances would be necessary so that the services you have contracted for can still be delivered, or so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of our free products and services. You will receive notice if a new controller assumes responsibility for your personal data.

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

    We may disclose your personal data to other third parties in the following situations:

    • To third party partners who help us by providing services such as technology, marketing, advisory or other services. These third parties only receive encrypted data and may only process personal data to provide those services to us.
    • Where we are required by law or regulation to do so. In each case we will seek, where practicable, to minimise the amount of data that is disclosed.
    • If required to protect the rights and interests of other users and/or Euromoney and its affiliates (including our employees, agents and contractors), or as otherwise set out in our Terms & Conditions. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
  • Email Tracking

    We may include small pixel tags (small image files) within the emails we send you in order to determine whether our emails are opened and/or whether the hyperlinks inside our emails are clicked through. We may also collect browser, location and the device used to engage with our email communications. This information allows us to better understand whether we are meeting our users’ needs and how we can improve our communications. No other information is collected. You can opt out of receiving our direct marketing emails either by following the instructions in each email, or by contacting us (see the “Who We Are” section of this Privacy Notice).

International Transfers

Some of the Euromoney group companies are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you have consented to being contacted by our group companies, then the transfer of your personal data will be made according to the terms of an international data sharing agreement that contains obligations approved by European data protection regulators. Any of our group companies that receive your personal data will be co-controllers of that data, which means they may determine how they process your personal data – although they may only use it for the purposes for which it was shared, unless you are informed of new or additional processing activities.

We may also transfer personal data to third party service providers as described in this Privacy Notice which are located outside the EEA. Where we conduct these transfers, we take all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, either by only sending your personal data to jurisdictions that provide an adequate degree of legal protection for your data or by imposing approved contractual terms on these third parties.

Retention Periods

We have a data retention policy that ensures we don’t use or store your personal data for longer than necessary. We consider the following issues to determine retention periods:

  • Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner or other regulatory agency, or industry best practice recommendations;
  • The business rationale for collection and expiry of the purpose for which personal data was collected;
  • Our ongoing ability to ensure the accuracy of the data; and
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.

We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

You can use our Preference Centre to select the topics that are of interest to you so that we can send you publications and information about our products and services that are especially relevant to you. You can also choose the channels we use to contact you (email, phone, post, etc.) and can also opt-out of receiving marketing communications.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:

  • Access & Portability

    You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

    You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.

    If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

    You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

    To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
    8 Bouverie Street
    London, EC4Y 8AX
    United Kingdom

    Email: dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com

    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

    We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.

    Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.

Protecting Your Data

Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.

Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.

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