Exploring how crypto and macro collide one basis point at a time.

Hosted by James Seyffart, Alex Kruger, and Joe McCann.


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Every couple weeks, these analysts get together and give their insights on the intersection between macroeconomics, TradFi, and crypto.

James Seyffart
Research Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence

James Seyffart is a research analyst within Bloomberg Intelligence (Bloomberg’s Research Department), focusing on the broader asset management industry with specialized expertise in the coverage of Funds like ETFs, Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds. He also aids colleagues in digital asset research and their overlap with traditional financial markets. This overlap gives him particular expertise in the area of Bitcoin Funds and digital asset funds more broadly. Professionally, he’s been covering Bitcoin and Crypto since at least 2017 — particularly the attempts to launch digital assets ETFs around the world.

James is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) and a member of their New York societies/chapters. He has a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from The College Of New Jersey (TCNJ).

Joe McCann
Founder, CEO, and CIO of Asymmetric

Joe McCann is the Founder, CEO, and CIO of Asymmetric, a modern-day crypto fund. Asymmetric is backed by Marc Andreessen, Chris Dixon, and Circle Inc., as well as the founders of Solana, Multicoin, CoinFund and many other reputable investors and entrepreneurs.

With over 24 years of experience working on Wall Street to Silicon Valley and with skills ranging from systematic and quantitative trading to fundraising and running a venture-backed, open-source enterprise software company, McCann’s perspective on technology and finance is rather unique. McCann is a frequent speaker on the global conference circuit, actively promoting emerging technologies and relevant business use cases to bring pragmatism to futurism.

Alex Kruger
Founder of Asgard

Alex is an economist and portfolio manager with 25 years of experience in commodities and global macro, and over a decade in crypto. Alex is the founder of Asgard, an advisory firm specializing in digital assets. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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