​[Webcast] Tech wreck or Table Stakes? – The Current State of Cryptocurrencies

​[Webcast] Tech wreck or Table Stakes? – The Current State of Cryptocurrencies


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Josh Olds, CFA - Moderator
New Potomac Partner, LLC

Mr. Olds has over twenty years of experience in the investment industry and over eighteen years of experience in the financial services industry. He was previously a portfolio manager at Johnston Lemon Asset Management. Mr. Olds is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a minor in mathematics. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Society of Washington, D.C. Mr. Olds was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, but has resided in the Washington D.C. metro area  since 2005.

Alex Pickard, CFA - Speaker
Vice President, Research
Research Affiliates

Alex Pickard is responsible for conducting research and writing to support Research Affiliates’ publications. Since joining the firm, he has contributed a number of research insights on market impact trading costs, mutual fund expected returns, and factor timing. Additionally, Alex has assisted with the development and implementation of the firm’s systematic trading strategies.

Alex received a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Master of Financial Engineering from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Orange County.

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Mark W. Yusko - Speaker
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer & Management Managing Partner
Morgan Creek Capital & Morgan Creek Digital Assets

Mark Yusko is the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management. He is also the Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets. Morgan Creek Capital Management was founded in 2004 and currently manages close to $2 billion in discretionary and non‐discretionary assets. Prior to founding Morgan Creek, Mr. Yusko was CIO and Founder of UNC Management Company (UNCMC), the Endowment investment office for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Before that, he was Senior Investment Director for the University of Notre Dame Investment Office. 

Mr. Yusko has been at the forefront of institutional investing throughout his career. An early investor in alternative asset classes at Notre Dame, he brought the Endowment Model of investing to UNC, which contributed to significant performance gains for the Endowment. The Endowment Model is the cornerstone philosophy of Morgan Creek, as is the mandate to Invest in Innovation. Mr. Yusko is again at the forefront of investing through Morgan Creek Digital Assets, which was formed in 2018. Morgan Creek Digital is an early stage investor in blockchain technology, digital currency and digital assets through the firm’s Venture Capital and Digital Asset Index Fund.

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