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Million-Dollar Ideas – Gabelli Digital Evolution in Financial Services Conference


From railroads to the internet and now distributed ledger technology (Blockchain), the world continues to evolve. What areas of financial services will be disrupted? How will clients benefit? Just as paper currency lead to the eventual birth of credit cards and electronic banking, what will the emergence of cryptocurrency bring?

Gabelli & Company is pleased to provide a forum at its Digital Evolution in Financial Services Conference to bring together innovators from leading financial services firms to address some of the changing impacts from technology. In the morning session, representatives from BlackRock, Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price and WisdomTree will present on dynamics in the asset management industry including changing client engagement, new investment vehicles and growing importance of wealth management tools.

To understand more about Blockchain, Avi Salzman of Barron’s will moderate a distinguished group of industry panelists including include CEO, Mike Bodson and Executive Director Office of FinTech Strategy, Jennifer Peve of DTCC as well as Managing Director, Ricardo Correia of R3.

Columbia Business and Engineering Schools Professor, R.A. Farrokhnia will deliver the lunch keynote. A recipient of the Dean’s Award for teaching excellence, Mr. Farrokhnia is the Executive Director at the Dean’s Office of “Advanced Projects and Applied Research in Fintech.”

The future of bitcoin continues to be among the most debated subjects on Wall Street as referenced in recent comments by major industry leaders, Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs. Coinbase and GDAX Director, Kayvon Pirestani, will present on the global crypto-currency phenomenon. Founded in 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform for transacting currencies like bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin. The firm has 11 million users and has raised over $100 million from distinguished firms Andreessen Horowitz, Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE – NYSE) and Union Square Ventures.

Investors should contact their salesperson for more information or to register.

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