Partha Chakraborty | Founder & CEO
Ultracoin Investment Fund, LLC

Partha Chakraborty, Founder & CEO, Ultracoin Investment Fund, LLC

Partha Chakraborty, Ph.D., CFA 

–    Founder & CEO, Kent Avenue Capital Partners, LLC
–    CEO, Switchboard Systems, LLC
–    Founder & CEO, “Ultracoin Investment Fund”, LLC

Dr. Parthapratim (“Partha”) Chakraborty is an inventor and serial entrepreneur in the financial services industry and in Blockchain space. 

Dr. Chakraborty is CEO of of Switch Board Systems, a Blockchain 3.0 startup monetizing proprietary technology helping solve issues around trust and identity online using Open Mustard Seed protocol developed in collaboration with MIT Media Lab. Dr. Chakraborty is in the process of launching a provider of choice for institutional quality vehicles for Crypto Assets, an effort that capitalizes his nativity in both investments and in Blockchain space.

Before transitioning to BlockChain, Dr. Chakraborty spent two decades in all parts of investment value chain covering all asset classes and multiple geographies, and as an entrepreneur. He is a firm believer in the 3 C’s of investing – creativity, consistency, and credibility – that helps an investment manager be a good steward of client capital by meeting often ignored demands of transparency and liquidity while providing superior risk adjusted return. As an entrepreneur he started three investment funds, all monetizing intellectual property he developed over a decade. He helped a marquee NY based asset manager navigate minefields while maintaining goodwill as a consultant. During his tenure at a top two global fixed income firm, he was responsible for enhancing the firm’s risk management protocols and streamlining how risk management and portfolio management interact with one another. His experience also includes managing the entire investment P&L for a multi-asset class portfolio for a NYSE listed reinsurance firm and leading quantitative asset allocation for the entire client spectrum for a top 2 US bank. Dr. Chakraborty started his US career as a Fixed Income Analyst at a top Wall Street shop and then spent four very productive years building US Financials Equity investments franchise for a top 2 Japanese asset manager.

Dr. Chakraborty, a CFA Charter holder, has a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from Cornell University as well as degrees in Statistics and Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India. He attended a Harvard Business School Executive Program for Senior Investment Company Managers. 

In addition to his professional expertise, Dr. Chakraborty has an unsubstantiated claim of being the world’s second most recognized expert on high-speed train videos.


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The dark side of decentralization – what are the hidden risks in a blockchain revolution?

  • Consumer protection – combating fraud, theft, counterparty default and other risks in the absence of a central authority
  • Volatility exposure – safeguarding against extreme price fluctuations without a central bank and/or other means of economic stabilization
  • Enforcement – how can regulatory bodies enforce rules and standards in a decentralized environment?

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Trust arbitrage & the future of “the Firm” – how blockchain innovations can crack the code

  • How has “the Firm” – an autocratic monolith long prospering in the economic domain – persisted through history while other authoritarian experiments have failed?
  • How do economists explain the existence of the Firm despite being notoriously inefficient for its stakeholders?
  • How do blockchain innovations threaten the existence of the Firm?

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