June 29, 2023 10:00 am EST

Strategically Build Your Portfolio as a New Crypto Investor

Whether you’re looking to grow your AUM or get exposure to crypto for the first time, join crypto asset management platform sFOX and crypto fund Valmar Capital in the inaugural webinar of an exclusive series introducing you to leading asset allocators in crypto.

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Whether you’re looking to grow your AUM or get exposure to crypto for the first time, join crypto asset management platform sFOX and crypto fund Valmar Capital in the inaugural webinar of an exclusive series introducing you to leading asset allocators in crypto.

In this webinar we talk about:

  • How to raise and allocate capital to crypto as part of a comprehensive portfolio management strategy
  • Modern methods of evaluating crypto opportunities and crypto investment vehicles
  • Future trends in the crypto sector, and how to build your fund and strategy to be ready for them


In the insightful webinar, sFOX and Valmar Capital Management engaged in a comprehensive discussion on the intricacies of crypto asset management. The conversation revolved around the evolving landscape of digital assets, highlighting the emergence of new opportunities and the challenges presented by market volatility and token complexity. The experts emphasized the importance of adaptability, given the rapidly shifting trends within the crypto space. They said that while some strategies may come and go, the essence of successful crypto asset management lies in the ability to pivot swiftly and capitalize on various market conditions. Both sFOX’s execution solutions and Valmar’s multi-strategy approach were underscored as examples of how adaptability and strategic agility are paramount in navigating the crypto terrain effectively. The overall takeaway was a clear recognition that mastering crypto asset management requires a blend of understanding token intricacies, embracing evolving trends, and maintaining a flexible and responsive approach to investment strategies.


Jack, what are some of the problems you’ve seen sophisticated traders struggle with, and how has sFOX worked to solve those problems? 5:22

What inspired you to take on building Valmar Capital? 13:12

Do you see useful comparisons between crypto and other asset classes, or is it an animal of its own? 17:43

How have you seen the type and availability of opportunity in crypto change for investors over the years? What type of infrastructure does a serious trader need in order to capture those opportunities? 25:15
If I’m an individual looking to benefit from exposure to crypto, what would you say are the key ideas that should inform my choice of investment vehicle? 34:20

With all the recent turbulence in the U.S.’ approach to crypto, is a compliant approach to crypto investing even possible in the U.S.? If so, what’s the best way to make sure you’re staying within regulatory guardrails while investing? 40:55

It can be hard to wrap your head around the overall crypto sector: between DeFi, utility tokens, security tokens, and different blockchains/protocols, it can feel too diverse to get a handle on. What’s the best way to approach this diversity as an investor? 49:15

Meet The Panelist

Jackson Finio

Jackson Finio

Head of Product at sFOX

Jack is the Head of Product at sFOX, the full-service crypto prime dealer for institutional investors, providing the liquidity, security, and infrastructure needed to unlock the full potential of digital assets. Jack has been professionally involved in crypto since 2015. Prior to joining sFOX, Jack was CEO and Co-Founder of Fund3, a quantitative hedge fund and OEMS software provider for digital assets.
Jonathan Man

Jonathan Man

Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer at Valmar Capital

Formerly, Portfolio Manager at Saidler & Co. and Digital Asset Markets trader at Celsius Network, where he established DeFi desk and oversaw expansion of DeFi portfolio to $2.5B. Responsible for portfolio of DeFi governance tokens and market neutral strategies. Contributed research pieces as independent analyst to Messari, a leading digital asset research portal. Started career at CIBC Capital Markets as part of Real Estate Finance group. Responsibilities included trading commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and fixed income and credit derivatives, CMBS securitization, cash flow modeling and pricing. Bachelor of Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a CFA charterholder.
Luca Toscani

Luca Toscani

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Valmar Capital

Formerly, COO at Saidler & Co., a digital assets-focused fund, and Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at TPRV Capital, LP, a relative value fund that launched with a $400 million seed investment from Harvard Endowment in 2017. TPRV was the first spin-out from Harvard in over a decade and one of the top hedge fund launches in US of the year. Started career in London as equity arbitrageur at Bear Stearns, and StatArb Portfolio Manager at Medici Capital Management, managing a $250MM StatArb portfolio. M.S. in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. B.S. in Economics and Quantitative Studies from Venice University, Italy.
Joe Cox

Joe Cox

Partner and Head of Business Development at Valmar Capital

Formerly, Partner, COO, and Head of Business Development at XMonetae Capital, a digital-asset quantitative hedge fund with AUM exceeding $100 million. Presently serves as Senior Advisor for GoQuant, a digital-asset service provider, and on Advisory Board of Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association, a leading regulatory association within digital assets. Started career as a Project Specialist in a third-generation family office, launching numerous business ventures and venture investment strategies. B.A. Degrees in History and English from the Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College.

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