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How Cryptocurrency Fits into a Broader Investment Strategy

Please join Galaxy Digital’s Head of Asset Management, Steve Kurz, and Family Business Magazine’s Publishing Director, David Shaw, for a straightforward primer on:

• The cryptocurrency landscape
• Segmenting the digital asset class
• Digital assets as an investment and how to access exposure


Tuesday, August 31, 2021
2:30 PM ET | 11:30 AM PT
60 minutes


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Digitization is accelerating rapidly, and digital assets enable investors to participate in different areas of these technological advancements. It is difficult to predict what the digital world of the future may look like, and no one can say with high conviction which investments or assets will emerge victoriously. Bitcoin has a significant head start as the leading global store of value alternative to gold. Ethereum is on the rise, fueling the expanding world of decentralized finance (DeFi), which is gaining quick traction among investors. And we have witnessed significant capital being deployed in the last few years to support the industry’s growth and provide institutional investors the tools to invest, trade, and instantly transact with billions of dollars in daily liquidity.

This session will cover the cryptocurrency landscape, headwinds and tailwinds, the latest innovation, and how best to put money to work in the rapidly evolving digital asset class. Digital assets are the future of global finance. The market disruptions and technological progress behind this new digital frontier will be here to stay.



Steve Kurz

Partner and Head of Asset Management, Galaxy Digital

Steve Kurz is Partner and Head of Asset Management at Galaxy Digital. A member of Galaxy’s founding team, he launched and oversees its industry-leading asset management business. He also serves as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Before joining the firm, he was a Co-Founder of Outer Realm VR, an enterprise focused immersive software company. Previously, he was a Principal and Head of Business Development at River Birch Capital, where he was responsible for raising over $1 billion in assets. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group. He started his career in the Fixed Income Division of Lehman Brothers. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.


David Shaw

Publishing Director, Family Business Magazine

David Shaw is the publishing director of Family Business Magazine and its sister publication, Directors & Boards. With more than 30 years of experience in business-to-business and consumer media markets, he has served as an editor, publisher, publishing director, group publisher and group vice president of a variety of publications, trade shows, conferences and websites.

Prior to founding GRID Media, David served as senior vice president for Phillips Business Information Inc., where he oversaw nearly 100 discrete media properties, and helped build the business from $35 million to more than $100 million in annual revenues. He is a frequent author and speaker on issues related to business-to-business media, multi-generational family businesses and private and public company governance. He is married, with two grown children, one serving in the Navy and the other in law school.


• No cost to attend

• Opportunity for questions and feedback

• Unbiased third-party family business education

• All participants can receive a copy of the webinar materials after the event, upon request

• All participants receive Family Business Magazine weekly newsletter, with news, tips, and trends that impact your family business. You may, of course, opt-out at any time.

• 60 minutes -- maximum value for time


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