Applying Staking Rewards to Indexes
MarketVector, Figment, and Digital Asset Research have collaborated to bring the industry's first total return index and staking rewards rate to market for Ethereum. Please join us to learn more about the data, the construction of the index, and its applicability to a new paradigm of staking data powering index and derivative products.
Meet the speakers:
Josh Deems - Josh is the Head of Institutional Business Development at Figment, leading efforts to bridge the gap between traditional finance and proof-of-stake services. With over eight years of experience in the "traditional finance meets digital assets" industry, Josh has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of digital asset adoption. As a founding employee at Fidelity Digital Assets, the industry's largest initiative from a traditional institution, he successfully secured billions of dollars in assets under custody. Josh also contributed his insights at State Street, where he was a key member of the Emerging Technology Center, driving innovation through research on early blockchain protocols and digital asset services. As part of the investment team at Stillmark Ventures, Josh showcased his acumen in raising capital and conducting in-depth analyses of startups in the Bitcoin ecosystem, supporting their growth and success. Josh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from George Washington University and is based in Boston, MA.
Martin Leinweber - Martin Leinweber works as the Digital Asset Product Strategist at MarketVector IndexesTM (“MarketVector”) providing thought leadership in an emerging asset class. His role encompasses product development, research, and communication with the client base of MarketVector. Before joining MarketVector, he worked as a Portfolio Manager for equities, fixed-income, and alternative investments for almost 20 years. Martin was responsible for the management of active funds for institutional investors such as insurance companies, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds at the leading German quantitative asset manager Quoniam. Previously, he held various positions at one of Germany's largest asset managers, MEAG, the asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO. Among other things, he contributed his expertise and international experience to the establishment of a joint venture with the largest Chinese insurance company PICC in Shanghai and Beijing. Martin is co-author of “Asset-Allokation mit Kryptoassets. Das Handbuch “(Wiley Finance, 2021). It’s the first handbook about integrating digital assets into traditional portfolios. He has a Master of Economics from the University of Hohenheim and is a CFA Charter holder.
Erin Friez - Erin Friez is the Co-Founder and COO of Digital Asset Research. Erin has helped many traditional financial institutions enter and navigate the crypto market through legal, compliance and product leadership. Prior to Digital Asset Research, Erin was the Director of Crypto Products at PNC Bank Asset Management Group, and the General Counsel / Head of Crypto at YieldX, an FNZ company.
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