2024 Agenda

LONDON · 15 April 2024
Leonardo Royal Hotel London City

09:30-10:10

What Digital Asset Investment Strategies Are Delivering The Best Returns in 2024?

What Digital Asset Investment Strategies Are Delivering The Best Returns in 2024?

Steven Ehrlich

Digital Assets, Forbes

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Afonso Fuzeta

Head of Innovation and New Business, Banco BPI

Michael Mouradian

Head of Digital Assets And Markets, Bittrex Global

10:10-10:20

How Institutional Investors Perceive Crypto in 2024

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Przemysław Kral

CEO, zondacrypto

With Bitcoin ETFs Approved and Ethereum ETFs Pending, What's Next in Spot ETFs?

While the immediate effects of the recent ETF approvals might be evident in the short term, many analysts herald them as a game-changer, anticipating significant shifts in the market dynamics such as increased institutional interest, higher liquidity and more stability in the market.

Steven Ehrlich

Digital Assets, Forbes

Adonis Nasr

VP Digital Assets Product Manager, State Street

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Barbara Schlyter

Head of Digital Products, DWS

Digital Assets Lifecycle: Issuance, Trading, Settlement and Custody

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Bilal Jafar

Hedge Fund and Crypto Correspondent, Dow Jones

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Jonathan Leßmann

CMO & Platform Strategy, SWIAT

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Nadia Filali

Head of Innovation & Development, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts

The Role of Stablecoins in the Financial System

Nikou Asgari

Digital Markets Correspondent, Financial Times

Manuel Nordeste

VP, Fidelity Digital Assets, Fidelity Investments

Christopher Siedentopf

Head of Global Institutional Sales, Uphold

Digital Securities: Exploring the Benefits of Tokenizing Debt, Equity and Funds

Nikou Asgari

Digital Markets Correspondent, Financial Times

Laurence Arnold

Head of Innovation Management and Strategic Initiatives, AXA Investment Managers

Ana Santillan

Head of EMEA Financial Institutions, Fireblocks

Crypto Trading Infrastructure for Institutional Investors: What's Needed?

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Bilal Jafar

Hedge Fund and Crypto Correspondent, Dow Jones

Chris Aruliah

Managing Director OTC Sales, Wincent

Simon Forster

Simon Forster

Managing Director Global Co-Head of Digital Assets, TP ICAP

AML & KYC: Ensuring Compliance in Crypto

Regulation of Digital Assets in Europe

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Joaquín Muñoz

Partner Commercial, Bird & Bird

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Shannon Snow

Chief Operating Officer, World of Women

Jordi Mompart Penina

Director of Research and Analytics, FC Barcelona

Dr. Shamshudeen Mohd Yunus

Chief Strategist/Founder, Tijarah Holding Ltd

09:30-10:10

Building Digital Assets Infrastructure For The Next Decade

Steven Ehrlich

Digital Assets, Forbes

142-Afonso-Fuzeta

Afonso Fuzeta

Head of Innovation and New Business, Banco BPI

Michael Mouradian

Head of Digital Assets And Markets, Bittrex Global

10:10-10:20

How are Banks and Market Infrastructure Providers Working Together

80-Przemysław-Kral-Zonda

Przemysław Kral

CEO, zondacrypto

How to Leverage Digital Assets to Access New Investment Opportunities

Steven Ehrlich

Digital Assets, Forbes

Adonis Nasr

VP Digital Assets Product Manager, State Street

68-Barbara-Schlyter

Barbara Schlyter

Head of Digital Products, DWS

Crypto Derivatives Are Becoming a Major Digital Asset Class

144-Bilal-Jafar

Bilal Jafar

Hedge Fund and Crypto Correspondent, Dow Jones

135-Jonathan-Leßmann

Jonathan Leßmann

CMO & Platform Strategy, SWIAT

18-Nadia-Filali

Nadia Filali

Head of Innovation & Development, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts

The Impact of Digital Assets to an Institutional Portfolio

Nikou Asgari

Digital Markets Correspondent, Financial Times

Manuel Nordeste

VP, Fidelity Digital Assets, Fidelity Investments

Christopher Siedentopf

Head of Global Institutional Sales, Uphold

The Case for Tokenization of Real World Assets​

Real-world assets (RWA), ranging from real estate and precious metals to commodities and art, are increasingly being tokenized, offering novel investment opportunities. This discussion will cover the fundamentals of RWA tokenization, its advantages such as fractional ownership, and the ease of trading, as well as the significant growth of the RWA sector, as evidenced by its rapid expansion in total value locked.

How to Reduce Counterparty Risk for Institutional Crypto Traders

The crypto industry has spent years building the infrastructure needed for institutional adoption: secure custody, regulatory frameworks, liquidity, the development of the trading ecosystem... Yet institutions have remained hesitant to allocate, and for good reason. Counterparty risk, or the chance that the other party in a transaction may fail to meet its obligations, continues to pose an issue. How can we overcome this challenge?

How to Engage in Institutional Staking​

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Joaquín Muñoz

Partner Commercial, Bird & Bird

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Shannon Snow

Chief Operating Officer, World of Women

Jordi Mompart Penina

Director of Research and Analytics, FC Barcelona