Date/Time: Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am – 7:00 pm. Location: Artosino, 265 W 37th St, 16th FL, New York, NY 10018
As 2017 becomes history, a new era of cryptocurrency has arrived. The past eight months of 2018 for cryptocurrency market is in sharp contrast to the crazy bull market at the end of 2017. Even the flagship of crypto – BTC’s price is 60% lower compared to its peak in the end of 2017. Is the craziness about to end? When the cryptocurrency market returns to rationality, where is the future?
Date/Time: Saturday, 09/29/2018
9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:10 Opening Remark
10:10 – 10:40 Topic 1
10:40 – 11:10 Topic 2
11:10 – 11:40 Topic 3
11:40 – 12:10 Panel 1
12:10 – 13:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 – 14:00 Topic 4
14:00 – 14:30 Topic 5
14:30 – 15:00 Topic 6
15:00 – 15:30 Topic 7
15:30 – 16:00 Topic 8
16:00 – 16:30 Panel 2
16:30 – 17:00 Q&A
17:00 – 19:00 Drink event & Networking
1. Pei Chen
Pei Chen is the Chief Operating Offer (COO) of Token Foundry, a business advisory arm of ConsenSys that helps promising blockchain projects launch successful token sales. Her responsibilities include developing, communicating and executing strategic initiatives, and overseeing key businesses and relations. Prior to Consensys, Pei served as a Senior Product Manager at Goldman Sachs, leading a team of business architects and software developers to design and deploy key technology solutions across for multiple business departments. She has over eight years of experience in the financial industry with a proven ability to drive large-scale technology initiatives and influence business strategy. Pei received a Masters degree in Quantitative Finance from Lehigh University and holds a Bachelors in Economics with a Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship from Zhejiang University.
Topic: Crypto Assets and their Network Values
2. Arnold Chu 朱世昌
Mr. Chu has over 30 years of experience in the capital market financial world. Mr. Chu has provided leadership and visions within major financial firms: Bear Stearns, Schroders, and GMAC. At GMAC, he grew from his initial role as the business risk officer for GMAC RFC Securities to oversee the market/credit risk of the GMAC RFC Capital Market. In 2010, Mr. Chu broadened his experience in the governance and regulatory arena by joining the US Treasury Department – OTS. He supervised banks in the northeast region in the role of a capital market expert. In 2011, Mr. Chu moved to the Federal Housing Finance Agency where he supervises the housing GSEs: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks.
Topic: Ouija for Global Crypto Regulations
3. Wilfred Daye
Wilfred Daye is a leading expert in digital currencies with extensive experience in research, trading and risk management. Currently, Wilfred is the Head of Financial Markets at OKCoin. Prior to this position, he worked as a portfolio manager and head quant for an alternative investments organization in NYC, specializing in fiat and digital currencies, and their derivatives.
Previously, Wilfred worked at UBS as an Executive Director in Structured Financing Trading, where he was responsible for portfolio construction and risk management of securitized product collaterals. Wilfred has also worked for Deutsche Bank as a Quant Risk Manager. Prior to DB, Wilfred was a senior portfolio market risk manager for D.B. Zwirn, specializing in both cash and synthetic structured credit derivatives. Prior to that, Wilfred led the Client Valuation Group for Lehman Brothers and was part of CDO management team at Barclays Capital. He began his career at Lehman Brothers’ CMBS desk.
Prior to joining the financial industry, he was an NSF translational research scientist specializing in breast cancer gene therapy.
Topic: Crypto Exchanges
4. Rick Li
Rick Li is the co-founder of Altonomy, a crypto trading, advisory and asset management firm. More information about Rick Li will be updated later.
Topic: Crypto Asset Management
5. Caitlin Long
Caitlin Long is the former chairman & president at Symbiont.io. Symbiont is the market-leading smart contracts platform for financial sector uses of blockchain technology.
6. Ben Melnicki
Mr. Benjamin Melnicki currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Counsel for Noble Markets, LLC where he is responsible for the overall regulatory program of a platform that provides a real-time digital currency settlement solution to OTC counterparties and exchanges through its affiliate Noble Bank International LLC.
Mr. Melnicki joined Noble from Bank of America Corporation, where he was Director of Swap Dealer Compliance. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Melnicki served as Head of Sales & Trading Compliance and Assistant General Counsel for Cantor Fitzgerald. Prior to joining Cantor, Mr. Melnicki spent over four years at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. in the Public Finance Group (formerly Municipal Securities Division), with an emphasis on day-to-day surveillance of all trading activity reported to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
Mr. Melnicki first began his career as a retail broker specializing in municipal sales to high net-worth retail customers at The Jeffrey Matthews Financial Group, before moving on to Herbert J. Sims & Co. Mr. Melnicki received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware and is a graduate of New York Law School.
Topic: Crypto Regulation
7. Jason Qiao
e Executive Director of JP Morgan and he served as the Head of Portfolio Construction and Quantitative Research for the Dynamic Multi-Asset & Advisory Strategies. In 2013, Jason took leading roles in research efforts to develop innovative investment products, quantitative alpha strategies, global tactical asset allocation, as well as building proprietary tools for portfolio construction, risk management and investment vehicle selection. Prior to this role, Jason held a multitude of leading research roles within JPMorgan. He was the Director of Quant Research covering the Global Access Investment Team and lead Quant Research for a strategic investment advisor group serving the firm’s institutional clients. He joined J.P. Morgan in 2006 as Quant Research for the CIB Risk Methodology Team. With extensive international experience, Jason began his career as the Bank Regulator for People’s Bank of China in 2000. Jason holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Memphis as well as a Master of Science degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago. Additionally, he holds a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation.
Topic: From Consensus to Eco Trust
8. Dominic Ward
Dominic Ward is an MD at Iconiq Lab, an ICO and Token Launch accelerator program that sources, funds, develops and accelerates the best crypto, blockchain and tokenizable startups to their own ICO or Token Sale.
- Full-Day Seminar + Drink event/Networking:
- $80 (Non-member); $70 (WSFC members/Student)
- Afternoon Session + Drink event/Networking:
- $70 (Non-member); $60 (WSFC members/Student)
- Full-Day Seminar (including lunch and lunch networking session)
- $60 (Non-member); $50 (WSFC members/Student)
- Morning or Afternoon Session Only (including lunch and lunch networking session):
- $50 (Non-member); $40 (WSFC members/Student)
Please register with the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wall-street-fintech-club-seminar-tickets-48754299422
Due to limited seating, the event will be open mainly to experienced professionals in financial or Fintech fields with few exceptions. The attendees who attended our prior “WSFC Fintech Elite” sessions have 8 years of financial service experience on average.
Please specify if your work experience does not meet the criteria above, and we will make special consideration case by case. Thank you for your support!
ABOUT THE EVENT ORGANIZER
WSFC: the first Fintech research and development initiative in North America found and led by Chinese professionals in the financial services working for top tier banks at Wall Street.
Members: Professionals currently working at or having worked full time at top financial institutions at NYC, with at least 3 years of professional experience in financial service industry. Must be referred by club members and approved by the majority of board of directors.
Activities: Fintech’s research articles (published by several media), Fintech News Weekly, Fintech Research Weekly Online Seminar, New York Fintech Elite Face-to-Face Seminar, Member Networking, etc.
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