Cryptocurrencies and digital Assets: Market Structure, Risk, and Opportunities
May 12, 2022 from 13:00 PM CET
IE Business School - Room:Aula Magna
The CAIA Iberia Chapter is hosting an educational session at the IE Business School, featuring Cryptocurrencies and digital Assets, with Dr Keith Black, Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, FDP - Managing Director, Program Director FDP Institute.
The digital asset market seeks an innovative solution to build a global, decentralized, and secure network that facilitates payments and other transactions. We will explore how proof-of-work, such as Bitcoin mining, and proof-of-stake protocols, such as Cardano, are used to secure networks and complete transactions.
Behind many of these currencies are real businesses, such as Ethereum smart contracts that facilitate borrowing and lending as well as options and futures trading. Stablecoins pegged to USD or EUR can earn yields of up to 7% with minimal volatility. Returns and volatility data will be presented, as well as evidence on how digital assets can add return to a diversified portfolio without adding to portfolio volatility. Risks of digital assets will also be discussed, including regulatory risks, technology risk, and valuation risk.
13:00 - Welcome remarks and introduction by the CAIA Association and IE Master in Finance.
13:15 - Keynote speech: Cryptocurrencies and digital Assets: Market Structure, Risk, and Opportunities
Dr. Keith Black, Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, FDP - Managing Director, Program Director at the FDP Institute
13:40 - Panel discussion and Q&A about alternative investments, and testimonials of senior professionals about their experiences with professional credentials:
Dr Keith Black, Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, FDP - Managing Director, Program Director at the FDP Institute
Leonardo Lopez, CAIA - Country Head Iberia & Latam at ODDO BHF Assets Management and CAIA Iberia Chapter head
José María Martínez-Sanjuán, CAIA, CFA - Head of Fund Selection and Alternative investments at Santander
14:15 - Q&A followed by Networking cocktail
Important notes before the event:
- Registration for this event must be done in advance and walk-ins will not be permitted.