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The Fundamentals of Venture Capital Across the Liquidity Spectrum Part 3: Digital Assets


Nov 30, 2021 11:41 AM

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Keith Black, PhD, CFA, CAIA, FDP
Managing Director, Content Strategy @CAIA
Keith Black has over thirty years of financial market experience, serving approximately half of that time as an academic and half as a trader and consultant to institutional investors. He currently serves as Managing Director of Content Strategy for the CAIA Association. During his most recent role at Ennis Knupp + Associates, Keith advised foundations, endowments and pension funds on their asset allocation and manager selection strategies in hedge funds, commodities, and managed futures. Prior experience includes commodities derivatives trading, stock options research and Cboe floor trading, and building quantitative stock selection models for mutual funds and hedge funds. Dr. Black previously served as an assistant professor and senior lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Millissa Allen, CAIA
Managing Director, Global Head, Fundamentals of Alternative Investment @CAIA
Millissa joined CAIA Association in September 2013. Ms. Allen, who earned her CAIA Charter in 2012, oversees strategic initiatives to promote the CAIA program and deepen industry relationships throughout the USA and Canada. Prior to joining CAIA, Ms. Allen served as Director of Sales Operations at Hatteras Funds for eight years, where she managed client relationships, orchestrated multi-level marketing campaigns, led sales and marketing training, and managed more than 100 sales-related events per year. Ms. Allen brings tremendous energy, expertise, and innovation to CAIA’s efforts to introduce the CAIA Charter to new audiences and to expand CAIA’s visibility within companies already dedicated to promoting the CAIA Charter internally. Ms. Allen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland.
Josh Kernan, CAIA
Partner @Permian Capital Management, LLC
Josh Kernan is a Partner at Permian Capital Management, LLC. Permian is a San Francisco-based asset manager that specializes in investing in cryptocurrency networks. He joined Permian Capital Management in July 2018. Prior to Permian Capital Management, Josh founded the Alternative Investment Department at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. where he built Schwab’s alternative investment platform for 16 years. He was a Senior Vice President at Partners Group and co-founded the hedge fund Simple Alternatives. Josh is a chapter executive for San Francisco CAIA. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.