Conference Speakers

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Andrew Chen

Corner Capital

Steven D’Mello, CFA, FRM

Partner, Albourne Partners (Canada) Limited

Steve joined Albourne Partners (Canada) Ltd as an Operational Due Diligence Analyst in 2014 to focus on the credit and fixed income sector before expanding into private markets ODD. Steven has played an important role in developing Albourne’s outlook on operational risk pertaining to digital assets and cryptocurrency sector. Steven joined Albourne from RBC Capital Markets where he worked in Corporate Treasury and Product Control and previously worked for Citco Fund Services in pricing and fund accounting. Steven holds a Bachelor of Administrative and Commercial Studies degree from Western University and has earned both the CFA and FRM designations.

Christopher B. Davis

Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, Tudor Investment Corporation

Christopher B. Davis. Chris Davis is a Managing Director and the Deputy General Counsel of Tudor Investment Corporation. Mr. Davis provides legal advice and support on a wide range of subjects, including transactional, regulatory, technological and corporate governance matters. Prior to joining Tudor in April 2012, Mr. Davis was an associate at Linklaters LLP in New York and London (2008-2012). Mr. Davis is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas School of Law.

 

Hon. J. Christopher Giancarlo

Senior Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Former Chairman, CFTC, Author: “CryptoDad – The Fight for the Future of Money”

Steve Kurz

Global Head of Asset Management, Galaxy Digital

Steve Kurz is Partner and Global Head of Asset Management at Galaxy. A member of Galaxy’s founding team, Steve launched and oversees its industry-leading asset management business. Before joining the firm, he Co-founded Outer Realm, an enterprise focused immersive software company (sold in 2022). Previously, he was a Principal and Head of Business Development at River Birch Capital, where he led global capital formation efforts. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group, where he held strategy, product specialist, and capital formation roles in New York and Singapore. He started his career as a Capital Markets Analyst in the Fixed Income Division of Lehman Brothers. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University. He also serves as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Joe Marenda

Partner, Cambridge Associates

Joe joined Cambridge Associates in 2006 and brings 24 years of investment and alternatives investment experience to his clients.

Joe is a Partner, specializing in building alternative asset and crypto-blockchain allocations.  He began working with clients in crypto-blockchain in 2017.

Joe leads the firm’s manager research in crypto-blockchain and contributes to firm research on alternative assets more broadly.

He also serves as the Head of the firm’s San Francisco and Menlo Park offices.

EDUCATION

MBA, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

MA, Yale University

BA, University of Southern California

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Frank Mihail

Director, Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico

Frank Mihail is a Director for New Mexico PERA’s $18 billion public pension plan. He leads portfolio management for the $3 billion risk mitigation portfolio, comprised of core fixed income and absolute return strategies in a portable alpha construct.

Prior to joining New Mexico PERA, Frank spent seven years in private wealth management. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Katherine Molnar

Chief Investment Officer, Fairfax County Police Officers Retirement System

Ms. Molnar joined Fairfax County Retirement Systems in 2013 and currently serves as Chief Investment Officer of the Fairfax County Police Officers Retirement System, a $1.8 billion plan. Her responsibilities include all aspects of portfolio management and oversight, including strategic and tactical asset and risk allocation, selection and supervision of external investment managers and risk management. From 2001 until 2012, Ms. Molnar was Vice President, Senior Research Analyst at AIG Investments’ Hedge Fund Solutions Group – both in London and New York. At AIG Investments, Ms. Molnar was responsible for due diligence procedures and research including: sourcing new managers, monitoring current hedge funds, analyzing portfolio risk and performance, making new investment recommendations to an investment committee as well as hedge fund asset allocation recommendations for portfolio construction. She was additionally responsible for portfolio reviews and overall asset allocation recommendations for external client portfolios. Previously, she was Vice President, Market Research Analyst at Citigroup Investments’ Alternative Investment Strategies group. Prior investment management experience includes positions at Paribas Asset Management as well as Trevor Stewart Burton & Jacobsen. Additionally, Ms. Molnar spent one year in Warsaw, Poland launching the first retail mutual funds available to the Polish market as well as two years in Frankfurt, Germany as an intern with J.P. Morgan. Ms. Molnar received a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a CFA charterholder.

Brandon Gill New

Director & Head, Multi-Strategy Investing & Digital Assets, OPTrust

Michelle Perry

Head of Operational Due Diligence, Galaxy Vision Hill

Chris Solarz

Chief Investment Officer, Forrest Road

Colleen Sullivan

Co-Head Ventures, Brevan Howard

Marcos Veremis

Partner, Accolade Partners