Webinars & Podcasts
A Compilation of Webcasts, Podcast Appearances, and more
A Compilation of Webcasts, Podcast Appearances, and more
IDX joined Opalesque’s Matthias Knab, as well as S&P Dow Jones Michael Mell to discuss “Moving From Zero”, a webinar on the topic of volatility in digital assets.
Ben discusses what we are seeing at a macro level across all asset classes, volatility as an asset class, and why the volatility in digital asset no longer needs to be a reason to kick the digital assets can down the road. Michael also makes reference to how and why now is the time to bring custom indices to the marketplace via S&P Dow Jones.
Ben sat down with Ric Edelman of Digital Assets Council for Financial Professionals to talk on a hot-button digital assets topic: volatility.
Ben and Ric discuss how wealth managers can responsibly navigate volatility in the digital asset class, what is attributing to recent heightened vol, and how to get risk-managed exposure through IDX’s newly launched Bitcoin and Ethereum trusts.
Ben McMillan joined Greg Lai and Sowell Management to discuss DeFi. Ben and Greg break down how to perform due diligence on the asset class, the utility behind existing DeFi projects, and what investment options will look like in the near future.
Our CIO Ben McMillan joined Amber Krier and Sowell Wealth Management to discuss the key differences between the two digital asset market leaders, Bitcoin and Ethereum, and how wealth managers and institutions can get responsible exposure for their clients.
Ben and IDX were delighted to join FLAIA for their Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Forum. The primary topic of conversation; how volatility in digital assets is most likely here to stay, and why it doesn’t need to be a primary hurdle for those looking to dip the toe in the space.
Ben also talks a little bit about what we are seeing in the macro environment, why wealth managers and their clients are flocking to digital assets, and how IDX’s risk-managed solutions seek to mitigate downside volatility in crypto.
Ben joined Ric Edelman to take a deep dive into why Bitcoin has seen recent success over the past 12 months or so, and how we can make sense of cycles through on-chain data.
Ben and Ric also go through what potential risks lie ahead as the asset class adoption increases, and why the data is portraying a bullish future.
Our CIO Ben McMillan was joined by the CEO of Grayscale, Michael Sonnenshein, to talk Bitcoin/GBTC and advisor adoption.
Michael covered a 2020 year-in-review for Grayscale, where he sees the institutional world going as it relates to digital assets, and his thoughts on the burgeoning space.
Ben goes into detail on IDX’s risk-managed approach to the asset class, and how advisors can gain access to a risk mitigated digital assets strategy.
Ben McMillan is joined by Joshua Deems of the Fidelity Digital Assets Group to discuss an overview of the evolution and institutionalization of the digital assets industry as a whole.
At the RIADAC Vision event, Ben McMillan joined Ric Edelman and Jon Maier to discuss how fiduciaries can go about incorporating digital assets into asset allocation models.
The IDX team was joined by the always enigmatic Dennis Gartman, Marcus Frampton of the Alaska Permanent Fund, and Pooja Sriram of Barclays to discuss gold, inflation, and an outlook on the economy.
Topics discussed included:
– A macro outlook on the U.S. and Global economies
– U.S. Protectionism and Inflation
– Portfolio Construction in a world of rising inflation
– Alternative asset classes that preserve purchasing power
-Managing the volatility of gold and real assets
Off the Block was thrilled to host Anatoly Yakavenko, CEO and Co-Founder of Solana Labs.
Anatoly and Ben discussed:
-The layer 1 scaling issues Solana is tackling
-How they are achieving parabolic growth, in terms of product, team, and token
-Applications being built on Solana
-What the future holds in store for the Solana blockchain
Listen now on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3Cdw0qM
Our latest Off the Block podcast episode featured guest Jeremy Musighi, Head of Growth at Balancer Labs.
Jeremy and Ben discussed:
-How Automated Market Makers (AMMs) work
-The future of private and public pools across different verticals and niches
-How investors, specifically wealth managers & institutions, can take advantage of Balancer’s rebalancing apparatus for digital assets
-Bringing assets on-chain, outside of traditional finance
Listen now on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3xLtXHY
In the first of our DeFi and digital assets podcast series, Off the Block, our CIO Ben McMillan is joined by Ajit Tripathi of Aave. The series will highlight the individuals helping create the DeFi and digital assets space, and other bright minds in institutional finance.
Ajit is currently the Head of Institutional Business at Aave. We talked about Aave’s new institutional DeFi platform Aave Arc, what’s coming down the pipeline for CBDCs and stablecoins, and what could potentially be in store for NFTs.
Listen now on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2VGQp8d
We recently joined Planner DAO‘s “Crypto for Planners” podcast and their awesome host Justin Pullaro to discuss digital assets and how financial advisors are getting involved in the asset class.
The podcast covers how RIAs are implementing digital assets into their businesses, discuss how planners are introducing crypto to their clients, and cover the latest developments in blockchain that will impact your future as a financial planner.
Our CEO & CIO, Andrew Swan and Ben McMillan, joined Robert Gruler on Gruler nation. In episode #41 for Robert’s podcast, the group discusses the incoming paradigm shift and intersection of technology and research as it applies to digital assets and the asset management industry.
Ben McMillan & Ben Jacobson joined the host of the Zandbergen Report, Bart Zandbergen, to discuss digital assets. The episode included:
-What Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are, and the role they play
-Bitcoin myths and their validity (or lack thereof)
-The potential risks that can come along with investing in digital assets
-The sustainability and growth of Bitcoin moving forward
You can listen below, or visit the Zandbergen Report link here.