FiCAS Enjoys an Engaging Start to 2020

As we entered 2020, FiCAS was excited to support the Crypto Finance Conference and present both its current work and CEO, Ali Mizani Oskui‘s alpha-generation crypto trading heritage.

FiCAS is currently working on adding to its product range the world’s first actively managed exchange traded product to be listed on a Swiss Exchange. Throughout the conference, Mr. Mizani’s outperformance expertise was discussed with the many investors and other financial experts who gathered from around the world to share insights into the fast-paced crypto asset class.

Ignazio Cassis,Swiss minister of foreign affairs

Ignazio Cassis,Swiss minister of foreign affairs

One of the highlights of the Crypto Finance Conference was the attendance of Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ignazio Cassis. In a speech, he indicated that “Blockchain was created to bypass banks!” when asked why banks don’t give crypto start-up’s corporate accounts. This was a supportive claim for decentralized finance. Other insightful speeches were given by: J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman Emeritus, CFTC, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Dr. Thomas Moser Alternate Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank, and Arthur Hayes Co-Founder & CEO, BitMEX.

Ficas CEO at the panel discussion with Steve Kelso, Rupertus (Galaxy Digital), Rotenhauser (Six Digital Exchange)

Ficas CEO at the panel discussion with Steve Kelso, Rupertus (Galaxy Digital), Rotenhauser (Six Digital Exchange)

Tyler Winklevoss, who cofounded Gemini with his brother in 2014, told attendees: “If you have gold, start building up bitcoin reserves, We think bitcoin will disrupt gold.”

Swiftly moving from St Moritz to Davos for the World Economic Forum, the FiCAS team were present with its founder and CEO Ali Mizani Oskui at EmTech and with its Chairman, Dr. Mattia Rattaggi at the Crypto Valley Summit and the World Innovation Economics session.

Dr. Mattia Rattaggi at Crypto ValleySummit

Dr. Mattia Rattaggi at Crypto ValleySummit

FiCAS CEO, Ali Mizani Oskui,  debated “The Beginning of Institutional Era for DigitalAssets: Custody, Prime brokerage, Exchanges, HedgeFunds” with Steve Kelso, Rupertus (Galaxy Digital), Rotenhauser(Six Digital Exchange), Marc P.Bernegger (Crypto Finance AG) and George Zarya (Bequant Prime Brokerage). Mr Mizani also presented an energetic speech on “Why cryptocurrency is important for alternative investment.”

FiCAS CEO,  Young (Chief Scientific Officer of Samsung), and Paul Guthier (CEO of Ledger)

FiCAS CEO,  Young Sohn (Chief Scientific Officer of Samsung), and Paul Guthier (CEO of Ledger)

FiCAS then proceeded to more great engagements at Crypto Valley Summit where regulatory approaches, priorities and threats ahead were wisely debated. The event also coincided with the publication of the new CVVC Top 50 report, a unique photography of crypto and blockchain industry in the cryptovalley of which FiCAS is proud to be listed as a top 50 Challenger Company.

The FiCAS contribution to the alternative investment asset space is notable for its unique actively managed investment philosophy and the team is very positive about the ensuing probability of outperformance in 2020.