Silicon Valley North: Trading Alternative Assets – Crypto Goes Institutional

Join us for an in-depth seminar on the inner workings of this new alternative asset market of digital assets. Learn why institutional investors are considering or making allocations in crypto-currencies and the tools used by traders to find alpha and limit downside risk. Hear from a Disrupter – challenging the status quo and an Incumbent – accessing future scenarios to remain dominant.

“When I think of bitcoin, look at it as one tiny part of a portfolio. It may end up being the best performer of all of them, I kind of think it might be,” he said. “But I’m very conservative. I’m going to keep a tiny percent of my assets in it and that’s it. It has not stood the test of time, for instance, the way gold has.”
Billionaire Hedge Fund Trader, Paul Tudor Jones (May 2020)

Event Host and Moderator: Olga Artman ’09TC

Registration required. The Zoom link will be forwarded to you prior to the event.

Featured Speakers

Kristen Mirabella
Head of Business Development at Gemini
Gemini– Founded by the Winklevoss twins Tyler and Cameron, Gemini is a next generation regulated cryptocurrency exchange, wallet, and custodian that makes it simple and secure to buy bitcoin, ether, and other cryptocurrencies.
Austin Hubbell
CEO and Founder of Consilium Crypto
Consilium is a Portag3 Ventures (Canadian billionaire family Desmarais’ VC fund) backed big data company that provides quantitative and qualitative insights to market participants in the crypto asset space, including funds, family offices and exchanges.

A few of the questions/ topics we will explore include:

What is the case for adding esoteric assets like cryptocurrencies to an investment portfolio?

What are some of the drivers of the price of bitcoin? How has the market for crypto currencies evolved?

How resilient is Bitcoin to government intervention or government issuance of digital currencies?

Background on The Silicon Valley North Series

According to The Startup Genome’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2020, three major Canadian cities are on the top 40 global innovation hub list: Vancouver, BC, Toronto-Waterloo, ON and Montreal, QC. While the Silicon Valley-region remains firmly perched, reigning at the top spot in global innovation hubs, NYC is a close second and is increasingly closing the gap to unseat the California kings. With America and Canada representing two robust innovation ecosystems, how can we better spotlight disruptive trends and startup excellence emerging from our neighbors in the North? The Silicon Valley North Series was created to strengthen the ties between the NYC-Metro and the Canadian innovation hubs.

This event is in partnership with the Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets (CAASA) and CAIA Association.

CAASA: CAASA is a trade association created to represent Canadian alternative investment managers, investors, and service providers across Canada and globally.

CAIA: The CAIA Association is a global professional credentialing body dedicated to creating greater alignment, transparency, and knowledge for all investors, with a specific emphasis on alternative investments.