Virtual Trade Mission for Blockchain, Crypto & Digital Asset Funds

Zurich, Switzerland & Frankfurt, Germany

March 18, 2021 – March 18, 2021

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Virtual Trade Mission for Blockchain, Crypto & Digital Asset Funds

Zurich, Switzerland & Frankfurt, Germany

March 18, 2021 – March 18, 2021

For Blockchain, Digital Asset and Crypto Fund managers
One-on-one meetings with pre-qualified investors
HNWI, Family Offices, and Institutions

 

       

Key Features

Meet with each LP for 17 minutes in a speed dating format.

Receive detailed spreadsheet and an eBook of attending LP's in advance of the Trade Mission.

Conveyed through the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Meet Institutional limited partner investors from the largest Insurance companies, Pension Funds, private family offices and private wealth managers.

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Testimonial

“We found the Blockchain & Digital Assets Virtual Trade Mission event to be a valuable resource for meeting a large number of qualified potential investors in a very short period of time. Having access to potential investors’ contact details made communications with potential investors efficient. The Trade Mission staff was friendly, helpful, resourceful, and always responsive. ”

— JoAnne Lauer, Blockchain Capital

 

 

  1. Without the trade mission format, it would be impossible to set up 20-30 LP meetings in one day with pre-qualified potential LPs. It would require multiple days and multiple trips. This is a major benefit in terms of dollars, time and energy saved.
  2. The same level of meetings would probably require a minimum of two to three trips to meet the same number of high-level people. These additional trips alone are equivalent to or will cost more than the Trade Mission in terms of airfare and hotel.
  3. There are no commissions charged on ANY investments you receive during the Trade Mission.
  4. “The strength of this particular US Trade Mission shows a high level of interest from investors for both crypto and digital assets. We look forward to working with the organization to further expand US asset managers’ reach into Asian family offices in the crypto and digital assets space.” Benjamin Tsai President & Managing Partner Wave Financial

Event Co-Chair(s)

Eric Sarasin, Board of Directors 1875 Finance and Chairman of the board at Singularity Group

Eric Sarasin has been Chairman of the Board of Singularity Group SA Since 2019 and he is on the Board of 1875 Finance Ltd. since 2018, and on the board of several other private companies and investment firms. He is also Chairman of TIGER21 Zurich — a peer-to-peer organization composed of entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors worldwide, with 700 members (headquartered in New York).

During his career, Eric has held various public, non-private and cultural leadership positions, including 12 years as President of the German-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, five years as Treasurer of WWF International, and is a member of the President of the Cancer League of Basel,  and member of the Paul Josef Jenni Foundation, the MyHandicap Foundation, as well as several NGOs, such as Human Rights Watch and Brainforest.

The Singularity Index™ applies a methodology in line with companies’ true exposure to innovative technology and value creation. The long-only global equity index comprises 300 equities representing companies that already apply technologies from one or more of the 12 Singularity Sectors defined by our Expert Advisory Board. The index was launched in partnership with FactSet and Nasdaq [Bloomberg Ticker: NQ2045] in December 2017. In October 2018 based upon the Index, the Singularity Group launched the Singularity Fund (Luxembourg) which has returned +75% year-to-date.

 

 

Rob-Roy Roedel, Operating Partner and Head of Investments at VIVA Investment Partners

Rob-Roy Roedel is the COO at Viva Investment Partners AG, and focuses on investing in the blockchain and digital securities ecosystem.

Previously, Rob-Roy was the Head of Investments / President of Plenum Investments running the Office of Investments. His overall responsibilities included investment and risk management, oversight of business development, development of new products with a focus on quantitative strategies, and global asset allocation strategies. Previously Rob-Roy led the alternative investment practice for a Family Office in Zurich. Rob-Roy also launched a business strategy consulting practice, providing research and analysis to private clients and mid-sized Family Offices in 2008. During that time, he participated in growth capital transactions, advised companies expanding into the US and the Middle East, and helped companies commercialize solutions.

Rob-Roy’s career has centered on institutions, Family Offices, global investments, investment diligence, business development, and capital placement. Rob-Roy began his career in investment banking in Turkey. He earned an MBA from INSEAD. Additionally, he received a Bachelor of Science in Management and German from Carnegie Mellon University.

VIVA Investment Partners AG (VIP) was founded by successful entrepreneurs and venture capital investors to acquire equity stakes in and provide financing to established alternative asset managers (fund investments) and emerging growth companies (direct investments). With over two decades of experience transacting with institutional financial firms in the United States, Switzerland, Europe, and Australia, our team has completed over 100 equity transactions and collectively managed over $10 billion in aggregate capital commitments.

 

 

Vishnu Amble, Senior Investment Director with Aramco Ventures,

Vishnu Amble is a Senior Investment Director with Aramco Ventures, with a focus on investments in industry digitalization, diversification, and decarbonization.  This includes Fintech’s role in core and critical infrastructure industries.

Over his nearly two-decade career as an investor and financier, Vishnu has worked on private equity, infrastructure, growth, and technology venture investments across the globe.  Further, he has led or been involved in over 35 technology investments relevant to the core and critical infrastructure industries. Vishnu started his career with Lehman Brothers as an investment banker focused on M&A and financing transactions in the Energy, Power, Utilities, and Infrastructure sectors based in the firm’s offices in London, New York, and Hong Kong. Vishnu received his degrees in Economics and Computer Science Engineering from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.  He has served on various corporate and non-profit boards, as well as various Limited Partner Advisory Committee across the globe.

 

 

Emi Lorincz, Senior Director Ledger Vault

Emi Lorincz is a Senior Director at the leading digital assets custody technology provider, Ledger Vault, and Board Member of the Crypto Valley Association. She started her career in traditional financial services at Morgan Stanley, then moved to aircraft financing at GE Capital and later to commodity trading at Eni. Bringing a wealth of work experience from the traditional markets and the field of cryptocurrencies, Emi combines these two worlds to help companies benefit from both.

She is passionate about advancing the case of Bitcoin, so much so that she recently talked on TEDx about how Bitcoin can be the “Guardian Angel” of privacy.

Ledger Vault is a multi-authorization cryptocurrency wallet management solution enabling financial institutions to build digital asset operations at speed and scale.
The Crypto Valley Association is an independent, government-supported organization located in Switzerland. Its mission is to build the world’s leading ecosystem for blockchain and cryptographic technologies in Switzerland and beyond. ”

 

 

 

Ankush Jain, CIO & Co-Founder at Aaro Capital

Ankush Jain, As Chief Investment Officer at Aaro Capital, Ankush directs the firm’s investment strategy, leading fund selection and portfolio construction. Before co-founding Aaro Capital, he was part of the Multifund investment team at $24bn Nedgroup Investments, where he was actively involved in the asset allocation process as part of the International Investment and Strategy Committees. He also advised on manager screening and manager selection across multiple asset classes. Ankush has broad experience in financial markets, working closely with both institutional investors and HNWIs, and has been actively trading cryptocurrencies on his personal account since 2017. He holds an MSc in Investment & Wealth Management from Imperial College Business School. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Aaro Capital is a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and cryptoasset specialist which was established in 2018. Our aim is to inform professional investors on how best to access the exciting and rapidly evolving DLT and cryptoasset growth story. We are working closely with established investment industry partners, as well as DLT specialists and economic professors from top UK universities. Our experienced team combines thorough economic and empirical analysis with established investment industry practices, to identify best-in-class active managers who prioritize effective downside risk protection.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner was ranked as one of the “Top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany, in 2018 and 2019. Further, he belonged to the “Top 40 under 40” – a ranking by the German business magazine Capital.

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. His expertise includes blockchain technology in general, crypto-assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the digital programmable Euro, tokenization of assets and rights, and digital identity. The FSBC advises financial organizations, industrial corporations, and startups concerning their blockchain activities.

Since 2017, he is a member of the Fintech Council (FinTechRat) of the Federal Ministry of Finance and was engaged in the EU Blockchain Observatory established by the European Union. He co-founded the German Blockchain Association, the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA), and the Multichain Asset Managers Association.

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center was launched in February 2017 and analyzes the implications of blockchain technology on companies and business models. It provides a platform for decision-makers, startups, technology experts, and industry professionals to exchange their knowledge and share their visions. More: www.fs-blockchain.de

 

 

Guido Bühler, CEO, SEBA Bank

Guido Bühler, CEO of SEBA Bank,  is a visionary whose expertise is grounded in global corporate finance. He is deeply proficient in banking, risk, asset, and wealth management. Guido built and led large global teams at UBS, and had an influence shaping market infrastructure with the ECB and DTCC.

 

SEBA Bank Founded in April 2018 and headquartered in Zug, SEBA Bank is a pioneer in the financial industry and is the only global smart bank providing a fully universal suite of regulated banking services in the emerging digital economy. In August 2019, SEBA Bank received a Swiss banking and securities dealer license – the first time a reputed, regulatory authority such as FINMA has granted a license to a financial services provider with a core capability in digital assets. The broad, vertically integrated spectrum of services combined with the highest security standards, make SEBA Bank’s value proposition unique – this is why Banque de France selected SEBA Bank to test the integration of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). CVVC Global Report and CB Insights names SEBA Bank as Top 50 Companies within the blockchain ecosystem.

 

 

Yiu Joe Toh, Board Directors of Aglaia Family Office

Yiu Joe Toh has over 30 years of experience in asset management involving both public and private assets and working with private family groups, private banks, and private equity firms.

The Aglaia Family Office supports ultra-high net worth families, trusts, and foundations around the world.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

 

Andrea Lo, Sr. Director of Investments at Stellar Development Foundation

Andrea Lo is responsible for driving the strategy and investments related to the Stellar Enterprise Fund. For the past decade, Andrea has worked as a founder, investor, and operator at early-stage fintech startups and venture capital funds both in the US and abroad. Most recently, Andrea was Head of Business Development at Harbor (acq by Bitgo), a platform for unlocking liquidity options for alternative assets.

Stellar Enterprise Fund
The Enterprise Fund is a venture-style fund for growing the Stellar network. We make direct investments at Seed – Series B in global fintech or blockchain companies that demonstrate real working use cases of Stellar and will integrate within 1 year of our investment.

 

Professor Renee Leibler, Founder and President of the NYU Stern Blockchain Digital Asset Forum

Professor Renee Leibler is a General Partner and Co-Founder of Harmonic Chain, a firm investing in early stage emerging technologies specifically blockchain infrastructure. Ms. Leibler brings over 15 years of experience in the tech startup space and is also the Founder and President of the NYU Stern Blockchain Digital Asset Forum. Ms. Leibler is a professor teaching entrepreneurship and has co-authored courses in blockchain and cognitive entrepreneurship. Ms. Leibler has had experience as an entrepreneur in the mobile technology space as well as real estate and the equine industry. She brings this experience and perspective to Harmonic Chain.
She hold an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business specializing in entrepreneurship and finance and a B.A. Psychology from Case Western Reserve University and attended the University of Reading, UK for International Politics.

 

Heidi Pease, CEO AND Co-founder Los Angeles Blockchain Lab

Heidi Pease,  As a leader in the Los Angeles blockchain community, Heidi co-founded the Los Angeles Blockchain Lab — a collaboration of academia, government, enterprise, and community focused on developing the blockchain ecosystem in Southern California and abroad.

She was a hand-selected participant for Richard Branson’s Blockchain Summit — where 40 global thought leaders address blockchain’s potential for social impact. Heidi is a frequent blockchain guest lecturer for leading academic institutions, executive retreats, government events and community programs.

 

 

Alex Nascimento, Co-founder of the UCLA Blockchain Lab & Blockchain at UCLA

Alex Nascimento, MA, MBA is a faculty member and Co-founder of the UCLA Blockchain Lab & Blockchain at UCLA where he lectures on Blockchain Business Applications and Security Tokens in addition to his role of Managing Director of 7CC – Blockchain Investments, a company focused on supporting & fostering the Blockchain industry.

Alex got his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and has developed training, marketing & blockchain strategies for companies in the United States, Latin America, and Asia.

Alex can be found lecturing at UCLA and speaking at main Global Blockchain conferences and Corporate events about the future of Blockchain Technology & Security Tokens.

 

 

Boaz Barack, Founder & Chairman, Bonart Financial Performance Ltd.

Creativity and courage are my Vaccines 

Dr. Boaz Barack has over 30 years of experience in global banks and investment firms. His international career has focused on asset management and transforming innovative financial products into bankable solutions. Barack was on the senior management team of the two leading Swiss banks, Credit Suisse and UBS.

He describes himself as an accomplished investor and an excellent fundraiser. Barack focused on new ways of raising capital in private markets and assisted investment funds with their distribution challenges.

His current involvement is in new-age banking, focusing on banking products’ innovation and redesigning financial services. In doing so, he strives to develop a new perspective on finance in writing and practice.

His drive and passion are evident when considering the various professional positions he has held throughout his career. He has interacted with multiple leaders, from top companies to politicians to intellectual leaders worldwide. They consulted with him on modernized technology for their organizations. He currently holds several prestigious positions on international boards, advisory boards of multinational foundations, stock exchanges, and banks’ advisory boards.

Barack is passionate about taking on big challenges, mostly worldwide, that matter to his clients and himself. He works with his clients as much as with his colleagues. Barack builds their skills and financial capabilities at every level and every opportunity. He does this to provide internal support, address real issues, and arrive at practical recommendations. Barack promotes his firm, Bonart Financial Performance, to bring out clients’ skills to fully participate in their financial process and manage the ongoing work.

Bonart is an independent Swiss strategic advisory and execution firm covering comprehensive service offerings throughout the lifespan of our clients’ interests.

We help create and issue certificates – structured financial products – that advance investors’ access and help asset managers expand globally.

Driven by our vision for corporate financing-management and promoting innovative investments, we are veteran professionals offering our clients expertise, business insights, and a roadmap to success.

Our mission is to mobilize private capital globally by facilitating introductory meetings between our vast network.

Bonart started in 2010 as a successful family and private introductions facilitator providing a bespoke and highly discreet service to its ultra-high-net-worth partners and their families.

Utilizing its trusted network, Bonart guaranteed privileged access to exclusive business opportunities, specializing in careful introductions to its network and the acquisition and disposal of proprietary based assets. Bonart’s partners liked the clear rules we establish for decision making, allowing them to remain in control at all times through a simple review process of all investments.

Our track record is impeccable, brokering highly complex and sensitive deals and ensuring that the right people are included in the mix to “close the deal.”

Our Network

  • Private Equity partners – cooperate with us to increase their investment exposure. Our experience allows us to execute a wide range of transactions, including growth capital and buyout, valuations, and fair opinions
  • Family Offices – we originated as a family boutique created by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs. As an international entrepreneurial family, we offer the benefits of our expertise developed over a decade. We strive to share our knowledge and global network with families, businesses who need support, pragmatic solutions, and personalized guidance in challenging times

Trust is at the heart of everything we do

 

 

David J. Namdar

David J. Namdar is an experienced investor and entrepreneur and was a founding partner of Galaxy Digital and SolidX Partners, digital asset-focused financial services firms. He has over a decade of international business and financial market experience and has been involved with a wide range of businesses from startups to large corporations. He has investment expertise in private and public equities, derivatives, and foreign currencies and in using fundamental and quantitative analysis to invest on a global basis. In addition, he has significant expertise across, FinTech, digital assets, blockchain technology, among other emerging and breakthrough technologies. He previously was with Millennium Management and served as the head trader and technology analyst for an equity relative value portfolio team. David has a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from the USC Marshall School of Business and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

 

 

LP Participant Profile

A unique feature of the U.S. Commerce Department Certified Trade Mission is the leadership of prominent and knowledgeable business leaders as our co-chairs for LP recruitment, who work in partnership with trademissions.org to recruit the right mix of LP attendees.

You will receive a digital e-book and spreadsheet one week in advance of the Trade Mission, containing all LP phone numbers, email addresses, and other available information. Email Jacob@TradeMissions.org to schedule a call to learn more.

 

 

Agenda

March 18, 2021

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    U.S. Time (EST)
  • 1:45 pm - 5:45 pm

    ( March 18, 1:45 pm Zurich Time (GMT+1))
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  • 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

    ( March 18, 2 pm Zurich Time (GMT+1))
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    Four Hours of One on One speed dating style meetings. Each US Fund Manager will meet for twenty minutes with each Blockchain Investor from the leading HNWI, Family Offices, and Institutional investors

*The government of the United States, particularly the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy is not involved in selecting or recruitment for this mission. Such selection and recruitment is strictly left to the mission organizer. The US and foreign commercial service supports the goals of this event but does not endorse the specific products or views of the participating organization.

Registration

Attendance is by invitation only. The quantity of fund manager participation is strategically limited to maximize the level of overall access and one on one meeting opportunities with our foreign institutional investor attendees. Since space is limited, we encourage you to register immediately to reserve your spot.


 

 

 

Please email irwin@trademissions.org for information on the fees to attend.

Included in your certified trade mission fee are the following:

Complete Conference program including one-on-one meetings arranged with Switzerland leading Blockchain institutional investors and family offices

Distribution of your materials to Institutions prior to the Trade Mission.

An eBook & detailed spreadsheet one week ahead of the Trade Mission with all LP information

Ongoing support post Trade Mission

Accommodations

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Application

Cancellation Policy
The cancellation policy is as follows:

Within 30 days of registration: 75% refund
31-60 days after registration: 50% refund
More than 60 days after registration: No refund