Investing in the Future: Demystifying the New Bitcoin ETF

Investing in the Future: Demystifying the New Bitcoin ETF
Education Advisory Group (EAG)  welcomes key panelists in the new and trending Bitcoin ETF. This is a VIRTUAL event.  A ZOOM link will be sent to all those who registered.
Event Time:  Noon - 1:00 PM CST 
Please join the Education Advisory Group as they divide and conquer the future of the new Bitcoin ETF. This virtual event will be moderated by the EAG's Co-Chair Monique Thanos, PhD, CFA, FRM. Monique heads the crypto quantitative research group at Symmerty. She has pulled together experts in the Bitcoin space to help disect and interpret the implications of Bitcoin ETF.  Our expert panelists are: 
Matt Hougan - CIO Bitwise, 
Steve Kurz - Head of Asset Management - Galaxy (Invesco Bitcoin ETF)
James Seyffart - ETF analyst Bloomberg


Moderator: 

Monique Thanos, PhD, CFA, FRM, heads the crypto quantitative research group at Symmerty. Prior to her current role she was part of the fast-growing crypto start-up, Lukka. Monique led quantitative research teams within the traditional finance sector, where she applied her skills in developing and managing investment portfolio strategies, as well as in risk management. Her proficiency extends across diverse asset classes, gained through her tenure with financial institutions like Kabouter Management, AIG, Ronin Capital, and US Bancorp. In addition to her industry pursuits, Monique also shares her knowledge as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she imparts insights on finance topics related to the crypto ecosystem and artificial intelligence. Before starting her career in finance, she worked towards her physics doctorate degree at Fermi National Laboratory. Monique is a CFA charterholder and serves as a Co-Chair of the CFA EAG advisory committee. She also holds the Financial Risk Manager certification and is an active member of the WE Women in ETF.

Panelists: 

Matt Hougan is one of the world’s leading experts on crypto, ETFs, and financial technology. He is the Chief Investment Officer for Bitwise Asset Management, the world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency index funds. He was previously CEO of ETF.com and Inside ETFs, where he helped build the world’s first ETF data and analytics system, the leading ETF media site, and the world’s largest ETF conference. Matt is co-author of two publications for the CFA Institute Research Foundation: “A Comprehensive Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds” and “Cryptoassets: The Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies for Professional Investors.” He is a crypto columnist for Forbes, a three-time member of the Barron’s ETF Roundtable, a member of the ETFdb’s ETF Hall of Fame, and the eighth person to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from ETF.com for contributions to the ETF industry. Hougan sits on the board of directors for Equbot, creator of the first AI-driven ETFs (in partnership with IBM Watson), and is a strategic advisor to multiple crypto- and financial advisor-related startups, including Blockworks, Stratifi, and Advisor Circle.


Steve Kurz is the Global Head of Asset Management at Galaxy and a member of Galaxy’s founding team. In addition, Steve is a member of the firm’s management committee and serves as chair of the ESG Steering Committee. 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.