Day: 20 March 2018

Salmon Steps Down from Bank of England, GFXC

Chris Salmon, executive director, markets, at the Bank of England and chair of the Global Foreign Exchange Committee is stepping down to pursue an opportunity in the private sector.
Although there has been no formal announcement from the Bank of England, the GFXC says in a release that Simon Potter, executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will act as interim chair of the committee with immediate effect. A new chair will be elected at the next GFXC meeting, to be held on 27 June 2018 in Johannesburg.

P&L Talk Series with CoVenture’s Ali Hamed & Nikhil Kalghatgi

CoVenture operates a venture capital firm, a direct lending business, and CoVenture Crypto, a cryptocurrency asset management firm run by co-founders Ali Hamed and Nikhil Kalghatgi. CoVenture Crypto operates multiple strategies and is backed by a large, publicly traded financial institution. Ali Hamed: During my freshman year at Cornell, I launched a software startup, and after that I started doing Angel investing. I didn’t have the capacity to write anything larger than a $25,000 check at a time and would find that when I tried to invest in people, they’d say the money was great, but what they really needed was help building the product. That made us think about how ridiculous the venture capital business model is – where you put $50 million into a fund and give out $1 million at a time to kids who can code and hope they can start a company – it just made no sense to us.