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The Institutionalization of Digital Asset Trading

digital asset webinar

The Institutionalization of Digital Asset Trading

From the high-profile sale of several non-fungible tokens (NFT) to the volatility of Dojecoin, interest in digital assets has surged in 2021. These events beg the question: how can trading firms adapt to better serve investors?

Watch a sneak peek of the webinar below:

Watch this webinar to hear our experts discuss:

  • How the crypto space is evolving
  • What services traditional financial institutions need to provide around custody, brokerage and prime brokerage
  • How technology can catalyze these services 

Meet the Experts

Merav Ozair, PhD

FinTech Faculty Member, Rutgers Business School 

Dr. Merav Ozair is a data scientist, a quant strategist and a Crypto/Blockchain expert. She has in-depth knowledge and experience in global financial markets and its market microstructure. Currently, Dr. Ozair applies her unique expertise to researching and investigating the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Blockchain ecosystem, digital assets, crypto markets and the evolving Decentralized Finance (DeFi) space. In particular, she has been developing innovative methodologies to evaluate digital assets and crypto markets, including cryptocurrency indexes, valuation metrics, ratings and tokenized products, and researching various DeFi solutions.

Dr. Ozair is a FinTech Faculty member at the Rutgers Business School (RBS). At RBS, she has developed and teaches courses on blockchain and digital assets for both undergraduate and graduate students— including a quantitative blockchain and cryptocurrency course for the Master’s in Quantitative Finance (MQF)—and is the Research Director of RBS Blockchain Hub.

Ilya Gorelik

VP, EPAM Systems

Ilya Gorelik was CEO of Deltix Inc. which was acquired by EPAM in February 2020. Ilya has more than 20 years of experience managing large-scale software projects and teams. From 1989 to 1998, he was SVP of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer at PTC. After that role, Ilya was SVP of Product Strategy and Development and Chief Scientist for FirePond before founding Deltix in 2005. Ilya has a Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics from Moscow Technical University. He received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Minsk Technical University.

Adrian Patten

Co-Founder & Chairman, Cobalt

Adrian Patten is an FX expert and entrepreneur, having founded institutional FX brokerage Mako FX and served as CEO until its sale in 2014. Adrian has been Chief Spot Dealer at First National Bank in Chicago and was a senior FX dealer at Deutsche Bank, UBS, Hill Samuel and Morgan Grenfell.

Chris Randle

Founder, C2 Capital Management

Chris Randle is the founder of C2 Capital Management. C2 is a technology forward proprietary trading firm that actively trades and invests in exchange traded cryptocurrency, futures, options and FinTech projects.

C2 Capital Management was founded in 2000 and values entrepreneurial culture, employee wellness and ensuring that everyone is contributing, learning new skills, working together and feeling excited and invested in the well-being of the company.

Prabhakar Reddy

COO and Co-Founder, FalconX

Prabhakar Reddy is Co-Founder of FalconX, one of the largest and fastest-growing digital asset trading platforms. Prabhakar, an engineer and a serial entrepreneur, exited his last venture to an Accel Partners portfolio company, prior to joining Accel as an investor. At Accel, one of the largest and most successful VC firms in the world, Prabhakar focused on Blockchain, B2B and Enterprise SaaS investments. Prabhakar has over nine years of experience running successful digital media and online video platforms, having scaled his first startup into the top 100 most visited websites in the world within three years of inception and successfully exited his second startup to BookMyShow, India's largest entertainment platform, prior to joining Accel. An electronics engineer by trade, Prabhakar also has an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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