David Namdar | Co-CIO
Galaxy Investment Partners

David Namdar, Co-CIO, Galaxy Investment Partners

David is managing digital asset investments for Galaxy Investment Partners, formerly Novofam. He has a decade of international business and financial market experience, and has been involved with a wide range of businesses from startup to large corporations. He has investment expertise in private and public equities, derivatives and foreign currencies and in using fundamental and quantitative analysis to invest on a global basis. In addition, he has significant expertise in digital currency investments, blockchain technology, and the emerging decentralized economy. David is a founder of SolidX Partners, a startup aimed at institutionalizing digital assets as an alternative asset class. He previously was with Millennium Management and served as the head trader and technology analyst for an equity relative value portfolio team. David has a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from the USC Marshall School of Business and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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TSC 2018 - DAY 1 @ 09:20

Chomping at the Bit(coin) – how will the institutionalization of cryptocurrencies impact investment portfolios, electronic trading desks and capital markets at large?

  • Good as gold? Should investors buy cryptocurrencies or gold as a safe-haven asset? How will the emergence of digital currencies impact the value of gold, silver and other stores of value in the short and long term?
  • Regulatory risk – what developments do risk-averse institutions need to see on the regulatory front to quell concerns about compliance?  
  • Ripple effect – how will the democratized, decentralized and disintermediated foundation of digital currency markets affect change across the entire capital markets ecosystem? 
  • Crypto block trading – current and future developments for facilitating the execution of large institutional digital currency trades
  • Bitcoin futures – how will the enabling institutional and retail customers to trade Bitcoin futures products on regulated derivatives exchanges like CME and CBOE impact the growth and legitimacy of the digital currency ecosystem?
  • Bitcoin ETFs – what are the implications of a regulatory approved Bitcoin ETF?
  • Volatility & systemic risk – could the wild price swings associated with cryptocurrencies pose a risk to clearing houses and overall market stability?  
  • Re-thinking market infrastructure – how could the inner workings of markets be re-invented to both attract an enthusiastic new generation of cryptocurrency traders while safeguarding against new risks posed by wild price gyrations?
  • Non-correlation effect & institutional portfolios – how can institutional investors leverage Bitcoin’s extremely low correlation with traditional asset classes to optimize their portfolios?

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