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Ukraine: One Year Later – Session IV: Cryptocurrency and an Outlook on Asia

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023 - Friday, April 21, 2023
Sarasota, FL

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Ukraine: One Year Later – Session IV: Cryptocurrency and an Outlook on Asia

Register to join Session IV of GIC’s upcoming series, Ukraine: One Year Later. We invite you to join us in person or virtually April 20-21, 2023 to explore cryptocurrency, military national security, China’s economics, geopolitical views following the 2022 invasion of Ukraine through panels through two days of panel discussions including keynote remarks from Christopher J. Waller, Ph.D., Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle, Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

This Session will first examine the use of cryptocurrencies in the various aspects of worldwide payments and transfers on the first day. Crypto financial regulation and the aftermath of the recent volatility will be discussed by a panel of experts. There will be a special presentation on fiat currencies by Brent Donnelly, the President of Spectra Markets, who also will sign books during the lunch. A legal expert on the bankruptcy issues surrounding the FTX affair will end the day before lunch. Day 2 will focus on Asia and military issues with a panel about China and economics. Closing comments are scheduled from Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia and Australian Ambassador to the United States.    


Ukraine: One Year Later is a four-part series examining the impact of the war in Ukraine hosted in partnership with the University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee, and the Florida West Coast Chapter of the Air and Space Forces Association. This hybrid series will take place virtually and in-person between February – April in 2023, and cover themes such as the military-geopolitical outlook, the financial-economic arena, implications on agriculture, cybersecurity, and world trade.

The conference series is co-chaired by Major General David Scott Gray, US Air Force (retired) and David R. Kotok, Chairman and CIO, Cumberland Advisors. They are developing the program so it blends the finance and economics issues of Russia-Ukraine with the military and defense components. This is the second year of the series following a successful and quickly assembled first year held shortly after Russia invaded. The events will be held in-person at the Selby Auditorium at the University of South Florida Sarasota – Manatee and virtually via zoom.

 

Agenda

Thursday, April 20, 2022

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Registration and Coffee

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks

  • Karen Holbrook, Regional Chancellor, USFSM
  • David R. Kotok, Chairman and CIO, Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member
  • Major General David Scott Gray, U.S. Air Force (Ret), Chair, President, and CEO of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. | Session I: Cryptocurrency and Central Banks

  • Christopher J. Waller, Ph.D., Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Moderator: Joni L. Jones, Ph.D., Campus Dean and Associate Professor, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Session II: Cryptocurrency in Investments, Financial Markets, and Regulations

  • Katie Stockton, Founder and Managing Partner, Fairlead Strategies LLC
  • Dave Nadig, Financial Futurist, VettaFi
  • Brent Donnelly, President, Spectra Markets
  • Ian Katz, Managing Director, Capital Alpha Partners
  • Moderator: Dr. Eddie Sanchez Jr., Assistant Professor of Instruction, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. | Session III: Cryptocurrency Outside the U.S.

  • Nicholas Colas, Co-Founder, DataTrek Research

11:30 – 11:45 p.m. | Special Report: Fiat Currencies during the last year and in response to the Russian invasion 

  • Brent Donnelly, President, Spectra Markets

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Session IV: FTX Aftermath and Bankruptcy Laws

  • David Adler, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP
  • Moderator: Jaynee LaVecchia, Partner, McCarter & English

12:30 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • David R. Kotok, Chairman and CIO, Cumberland Advisors

12:45 p.m. | Lunch
Hosted by Cumberland Advisors and RiskBridge Advisors, LLC

 

Friday, April 21, 2022

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Registration and Coffee

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks

  • Karen Holbrook, Regional Chancellor, USFSM
  • David R. Kotok, Chairman and CIO, Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member
  • Major General David Scott Gray, U.S. Air Force (Ret), Chair, President, and CEO of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. | Morning Keynote: Military National Security

  • Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle, Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Session I: Panel Discussion about China’s Economics

  • Leland R. Miller, CEO, China Beige Book International
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments, LLC
  • Moderator: Alejandra Grindal, Chief Economist, Ned Davis Research Group

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.| Break

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. | Special Report: Geopolitical View – Focus on China

  • Jonathan Ward, Ph.D., Founder and President, Atlas Organization

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Special Report: World View

11:45 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m. | Afternoon Keynote: Outlook on Asia, Global Risk, and Policy

  • Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia and President of the Asia Society Policy Institute
  • Moderator: David R. Kotok, Chairman and CIO, Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member

12:00 – 12:15 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • Major General David Scott Gray, U.S. Air Force (Ret), Chair, President, and CEO of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

12:30 p.m. | Lunch
Hosted by Cumberland Advisors and RiskBridge Advisors, LLC

 
 

Event Location

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023 - Friday, April 21, 2023

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Address: Selby Auditorium, 8350 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Speakers

Christopher J. Waller, Ph.D.

Christopher J. Waller, Ph.D.

Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Christopher J. Waller took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on December 18, 2020, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2030.

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Gen. Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle

Gen. Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle

Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia

Gen. Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. As the commander, he is responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime defense.

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David Adler

David Adler

Partner, McCarter & English, LLP

David Adler’s practice encompasses bankruptcy and other insolvency proceedings. He represents a broad range of clients, including debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, secured creditors, indenture trustees, unsecured trade creditors, equipment lessors, landlords and purchasers of assets.

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Nicholas Colas

Nicholas Colas

Co-Founder, DATATREK Research

Nick is a 30+ year veteran of Wall Street with experience in equity research, money management and investment banking.

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Brent Donnelly

Brent Donnelly

Author of Alpha Trader (2021) and The Art of Currency Trading (2019)

Brent Donnelly has been trading currencies since 1995 and is currently a senior FX trader at HSBC New York. He is the author of Alpha Trader (2021) and The Art of Currency Trading (2019). He writes a widely-read and highly-respected macro and FX daily called AM/FX. Over the course of his career, he has been a market maker, trader, and senior manager at some of the top banks in foreign exchange.

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Michael Drury

Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Major General Scott Gray

Major General Scott Gray

U.S. Air Force (Ret), Chair, President, and CEO of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

Major General Scott Gray, USAF, (Ret) has held numerous staff positions at the numbered air force, major command, Air Staff, Secretary of the Air Force and Joint Chiefs of Staff levels, and has commanded in support and operational organizations.

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Alejandra Grindal

Alejandra Grindal

Senior International Economist, Ned Davis Research Group

Alejandra Grindal is the Senior International Economist for Ned Davis Research Group. She is the primary person in charge of the firm’s global economic outlook, and is responsible for identifying global economic trends and themes, particularly as they relate to developments in equity, fixed income, commodity, and currency markets.

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Karen Holbrook

Karen Holbrook

Regional Chancellor, USF Sarasota-Manatee

Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D., is the Regional Chancellor at USF Sarasota-Manatee, following a year as the Interim President for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Before assuming the position at Embry-Riddle she worked as a higher education consultant and the Senior Advisor to the President at the University of South Florida, where she was, until recently, the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation then Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and International Research.

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Joni Jones, Ph.D.

Joni Jones, Ph.D.

Campus Dean and Associate Professor, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Joni Jones is an associate professor in the School of Information Systems and Management. She also serves as campus dean for the Muma College of Business on the Sarasota-Manatee campus.

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Ian Katz

Ian Katz

Managing Director, Capital Alpha Partners

Ian Katz is a managing director and oversees the financials practice at Capital Alpha Partners, an independent policy research firm based in Washington, D.C.

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David Kotok

David Kotok

Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors

David Kotok co-founded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. David’s articles and financial market commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, Yahoo Finance TV, and other media.

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Jaynee LaVecchia

Jaynee LaVecchia

Former Senior Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court

Jaynee LaVecchia was appointed an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, effective February 1, 2000.  Having now served more than twenty-one years on the Court, she is currently the Senior Associate Justice and the author of more than 300 opinions while on the Court, including opinions on school financing, affordable housing, employment, environmental and administrative law, and state constitutional principles controlling the actions of the Branches and agencies of State government.

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Leland R. Miller

Leland R. Miller

Chief Executive Officer, China Beige Book International

Leland is the co-founder and CEO of China Beige Book, the world’s leading data analytics and economic-forecasting firm focused on China, as well as operator of the largest proprietary data-collection network ever developed to track a closed economy.

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Dave Nadig

Dave Nadig

CIO & Director of Research, ETF Trends & ETF Database

Dave Nadig is the Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research of ETF Trends (ETFTrends.com) and ETF Database (ETFdb.com).

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Paul F. O’Brien, Ph.D.

Paul F. O’Brien, Ph.D.

Former Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Strategy and Planning Department, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, ADIA

Paul O’Brien left the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority at the end of 2018. He worked most recently as Deputy CIO, helping lead both strategic and tactical asset allocation, after starting at ADIA as Head of Fixed Income Strategy.

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Jessica Rabe

Jessica Rabe

Co-Founder, DataTrek Research

Jessica started her career on Wall Street working as a research associate for a NYC brokerage firm when she was 19. She was Vice President of Market Strategy at Convergex Group prior to co-founding DataTrek Research. Jessica wrote economic and market commentary for the Morning Markets Briefing, a daily financial report widely followed by the investment community and media.

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Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd

President and CEO of Asia Society

Kevin Rudd became President and CEO of Asia Society in January 2021 and has been president of the Asia Society Policy Institute since January 2015. He served as Australia's 26th Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, then as Foreign Minister from 2010 to 2012, before returning as Prime Minister in 2013.

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Eddie Sanchez, Jr.

Eddie Sanchez, Jr.

Director, Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Business

Eddie Sanchez, Jr. is a finance professor at the University of Sarasota- Manatee. Currently, he is a Doctoral candidate in the DBA program at the University of Florida.

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Katie Stockton

Katie Stockton

Founder and Managing Partner, Fairlead Strategies, LLC

Katie Stockton is Founder and Managing Partner of Fairlead Strategies, LLC, an independent research provider that provides technical analysis to institutional investors.

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Jonathan Ward, Ph.D.

Jonathan Ward, Ph.D.

Founder and President, Atlas Organization

Dr. Jonathan D. T. Ward is an internationally recognized expert on Chinese global strategy and US-China competition. He earned his PhD in China-India relations at the University of Oxford and his undergraduate degree at Columbia University where he studied Russian and Chinese language.

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Partners

Air and Space Forces Association: Florida West Coast Chapter
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Sponsors

Cumberland Advisors
RiskBridge Advisors