King Dollar Dethroned: How Close Are We To A Digital Bretton Woods Moment?
Throughout history the global reserve currency has been linked to the country with the most powerful Navy. From the unlikely hegemonic power of Portugal, to Spain, France, the Netherlands, the UK and today in the US, currency dominance was assured by having the fastest ships. In the Digital Age, the balance of power may be shifting and the next war for currency dominance may be waged with chips, not ships, and countries which dominate digital currency markets, or perhaps even a non-domiciled cryptocurrency like Bitcoin may take a run at global currency supremacy. Join us for a lively conversation about the risks for King Dollar, the global competitors seeking the thrown and the potential for an entirely new currency system in the Digital Age.
Mark W. Yusko
Morgan Creek Capital Management
Mark Yusko is the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management. He is also the Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets. Morgan Creek Capital Management was founded in 2004 and currently manages close to $2 billion in discretionary and non‐discretionary assets. Prior to founding Morgan Creek, Mr. Yusko was CIO and Founder of UNC Management Company (UNCMC), the Endowment investment office for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before that, he was Senior Investment Director for the University of Notre Dame Investment Office.
Mr. Yusko has been at the forefront of institutional investing throughout his career. An early investor in alternative asset classes at Notre Dame, he brought the Endowment Model of investing to UNC, which contributed to significant performance gains for the Endowment. The Endowment Model is the cornerstone philosophy of Morgan Creek, as is the mandate to Invest in Innovation. Mr. Yusko is again at the forefront of investing through Morgan Creek Digital Assets, which was formed in 2018. Morgan Creek Digital is an early stage investor in blockchain technology, digital currency and digital assets through the firm’s Venture Capital and Digital Asset Index Fund.
Mr. Yusko received a BA with Honors from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago.