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ICI/Mayo Academic and Practitioner Symposium – Robo-Advising/Crypto

24 February 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


ICI/Mayo Academic and Practitioner Symposium on Mutual Funds and ETFs

Co-hosted by the Investment Company Institute and the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

Fintech, Robo-Advising and Cryptocurrencies

FRIDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2023 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (EST)

UVA Darden Sands Family Grounds – 1100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Paper Presentation
Who Benefits from Robo-Advising? Evidence from Machine Learning
Presenter: Alberto Rossi, Professor of Finance, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Discussant: Michael Reher, Assistant Professor of Finance, UC San Diego Rady School of Management

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Break

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m Panel Discussion “The Future of Robo-Advising in Asset Management
Panelists: Joel Dickson, Global Head of Advice Methodology, Vanguard ; Alex Michalka, Director of Investments, Wealthfront

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
Chris Giancarlo, Chairman (fmr.), U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission

Moderator: Eric Pan, President and CEO, Investment Company Institute

1 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Paper Presentation
Miner Collusion and the Bitcoin Protocol
Presenter: Christine Parlour, Professor of Finance, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Discussants: Jiasun Li, Assistant Professor of Finance, George Mason University School of Business ; Ananth Madhavan, Managing Director, BlackRock

2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion “The Future of Cryptocurrency in Asset Management

Panelists: David LaValle, Global Head of ETFs, Grayscale ; Cesare Fracassi, Chief Economist, Coinbase Institute ; Simeon Hyman, Head of Investment Strategy, ProShares

Moderator: Marty Burns, Chief Industry Operations (fmr.), Investment Company Institute

3:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks


24 February 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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UVA Darden Sands Family Grounds
1100 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209 United States