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Digital Money, Decentralized Finance, and Crypto Investing

Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
La Jolla, California

Save the date! GIC is preparing a conference in La Jolla, California on Friday, February 10, 2023.

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Digital Money, Decentralized Finance, and Crypto Investing

Save the Date to join the Global Interdependence Center on Friday, February 10, 2023 in La Jolla, California as industry and central bank experts gather to discuss if blockchain/token technologies will upend everything we know about money and banking, trade, the global payments system, regulation, security, and privacy— and how crypto fits in.

A panel of experts, including keynote speaker Patrick T. Harker, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will go through today’s tokenized world (crypto currency, Bitcoin, stablecoins, central bank digital currencies, legal tender, anonymity, and investment markets) and debate key issues: Are these all money? A legal contracts-documentation system? A surveillance system? A way of tracking both goods and payments in the global supply chain? A speculative store of value competing with gold, art, and jewels?

GIC is delighted to once again partner with the University of California, San Diego Rady School of Management to bring our in person programming to our members and friends in California.

Session topics:

  • Digital Money: What is it? Who controls it? Do we need it?
  • What is Defi? Why does it matter?
  • Crypto as an Investment: A new asset class? A speculative asset like gems and gold? The next big bubble?
  • Productivity in the age of Crypto, “everywhere but the productivity numbers”

Event Location

Date: Friday, February 10, 2023

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Speakers

Patrick T. Harker

Patrick T. Harker

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Patrick T. Harker took office on July 1, 2015, as the 11th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In this role, Dr. Harker participates on the Federal Open Market Committee, which formulates the nation’s monetary policy.

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David E. Altig, Ph.D.

David E. Altig, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dr. David E. Altig is executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank's regional executives and the Bank's research department.

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Aleksander Berentsen

Aleksander Berentsen

Professor of Economic Theory and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel

Aleksander Berentsen is Professor of Economic Theory and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel. His research interests include monetary economics, macroeconomics, and financial economics. Currently, his research focuses on the analysis and the practical implementation of Distributed Ledger Technology (blockchain and cryptoassets) and on how central banks should use monetary policy instruments such as negative interest rates or balance sheet extensions to respond to macroeconomic shocks.

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Lisa McIntire Shaw

Lisa McIntire Shaw

Founding Partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC

Lisa McIntire Shaw is a founding partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC based in Charlotte, NC. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial arena. Her areas of special interest include international markets; charitable trusts; strategic wealth preservation; and domestic, corporate, government and municipal bonds.

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Michael Melvin

Michael Melvin

Executive Director, Master of Finance Program and Pacific Center for Asset Management, UCSD

Michael Melvin’s research in investments and international finance focuses on real issues facing global investors. He has published research in topics including exchange rates, currency investing, and international equity markets. His current research is focused on currency carry trades and transaction costs and exchange rate models.

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Stephen Sexauer

Stephen Sexauer

Chief Investment Officer, The San Diego County Employees Retirement Association

Stephen Sexauer is SDCERA’s Chief Investment Officer and oversees SDCERA’s $14 billion Trust Fund, investment team, and investment consultants. In addition to the day-to-day operation of SDCERA’s Investment Division, he also assists SDCERA’s Board with determining the Fund’s investment policies, strategy and asset allocation.

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Jeremy Schwartz

Jeremy Schwartz

Global Chief Investment Officer, WisdomTree

Jeremy Schwartz has served as our Global Chief Investment Officer since November 2021 and leads WisdomTree’s investment strategy team in the construction of WisdomTree’s equity indexes, quantitative active strategies and multi-asset model portfolios.

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Donald Rissmiller

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner and Chief Economist of Strategas

Mr. Rissmiller is a founding Partner of Strategas and has directed the Firm's macroeconomic research efforts since 2006. He oversees Strategas' thematic research as well as high-frequency econometric forecasting.

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Partners

Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego

Sponsors

Allianz Global Investors
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