Jim Radecki | Global Head of Business Development

Jim Radecki, Global Head of Business Development, Cumberland

Jim Radecki is the Global Head of Business Development at Cumberland, a DRW Company, and one of the largest bitcoin trading desks and liquidity providers in cryptocurrencies across the globe.  Prior to joining Cumberland, Jim was Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he served as Global Co-Head of GS Global Prime Services Clearing, Global Head of Sales for GS Global Prime Services Clearing, and Midwest Regional Manager for GS Global Prime Services.

Over the course of his career in the financial industry, Jim has held several key leadership positions, including  North American Regional Risk Manager for ING Barings, the Global Director of Risk Management for the Global Futures and Options Clearing business, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer at Mercury Trading/ Summit Securities,), and Controller at First Financial Group.  

Jim is former member of the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe), The Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), Eurex, and is a CPA. Jim earned a BA in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1985.


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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