Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Ben Somers and Ramon Pitter of Flowtrack were recent guests at Marquette University

 Two Digital Asset Investment Professionals Visited Marquette's AIM Program on Wednesday, January 26th

Today Marquette’s AIM program virtually hosted Ben Somers (COBA ’98) and Ramon Pitter of Flowtrack, a digital asset fund

The AIM students had an opportunity to interact with two digital asset investment pioneers who brought the class up-to-date on the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. They have provided valuable insights and helped the AIM students understand their investment process and how they will manage portfolios of digital assets for institutional investors (e.g., pension funds, sovereign wealth firms, universities, and foundations).

Ben and Ramon met throughout the day with a variety of Marquette faculty, students, and staff (including a meeting with Sean Gissal, CIO of the University’s endowment fund). An interesting and lively informal meeting was held with 25 students and faculty during the afternoon. The Q&A session was a highlight of the day for many of those in attendance. 

Dr. David Krause, AIM program director, commented “This was a great way to start of the semester. Ramon and Ben were excellent speakers and connected with the students. Their explanation of the history and current environment for digital assets was outstanding. They did a lot of the heavy lifting for me with their straightforward and clear explanation of topics like decentralized finance (DeFi) and possible cryptocurrency regulation.”

A strong turnout of Finance faculty, as well as an hour-long visit with the Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration, Tim Hanley. The guests also interacted with Dan Tranchita, Executive-in-Residence, as well as Joe Wall and Bill Walker of the AIM program.