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Curated Today is proud to present the Curated Conversations podcast series which is dedicated to making insightful, high-value, industry-focused information available to listeners on the go. Hosted by Rohma Theunissen, Curated Conversations is an extension of the Curated Today brand ethos, which explores the unique elements of the Middle Eastern retail industry and the impact that it has on a global scale. Our episodes feature some of the region’s most prominent movers and shakers as they share stories, experiences, and learnings that address real-life challenges and trending topics to help our audiences navigate all of the changes they face in the industry today. Real insights, real experts, real conversations. To learn more about Curated Conversations and Curated Today, visit www.curatedtoday.com
Cryptocurrency adoption rates are surging, with Chainanalysis reporting a 2300% increase in adoption rates since Q3 of 2019. To better understand the nuances of this multi-trillion dollar market, Rohma Theunissen caught up with Tobias Young, Chief Investment Officer at Neoflow Asset Management and former member of the Global Blockchain Council, to talk about cryptocurrency, how it works, the recent market crash and the potential it holds in the future.
Hosted by:Rohma Theunissen
About Tobias Young
Tobias is an accomplished and experienced professional with over 20 years’ experience in financial markets and trading. His financial markets experience spans asset classes including; Equities, Metals, Energy and FX, dealing with all categories of market participants including Banks, Hedge Funds, Trading Houses, Producers, Hedgers and Arbitragers. He has worked under the regulatory auspices of the FCA, NFA, CFTC, DFSA, FRSA and SCA amongst others.
Initially, he started his career in London and since 2009 has been based in Dubai, UAE. Prior to Joining NeoFlow Asset Management, he was the Head of Product Development and Strategy for the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) whom he joined in 2015, taking overall responsibility for the development of derivative contracts in Equities, Metals, Energy and FX. Prior to this Tobias built up a wealth of experience in the Energy markets whilst working at Daman Quattro Ltd and BNP Paribas in London. Earlier in his career he was notable by his ability to be flexible, gaining experience in Equities and Metals working at financial luminaries such as; Société Générale, Bank of America and Natixis. Of note from his time at Société Générale, is that he held the distinction of being the ‘Youngest Market Maker’ in London.
Through Tobias’ work with the DGCX, he became a member of the Global Blockchain Council, an initiative of the Prime Minister of Dubai’s Office, and sat on numerous working groups. Previously, the DGCX lead on Blockchain investigation and integration as well as Digital Assets, this has allowed him to seamlessly move from traditional finance into digital finance, where he now sits as the Chief Investment Officer of NeoFlow Asset Management.
Through his work within the different financial market sectors Tobias has built up an innate understanding of how particular markets work and interact. During his career he has maintained a firm grasp of economics and economic scenarios enabling him to move diligently and effectively when needed within trading and regulatory environments.
The Host: Rohma Theunissen
A graduate of McGill University and Parsons School of Design, Rohma has amassed over a decade of experience in the international luxury fashion industry working for brands such as Carolina Herrera, Giorgio Armani, Marchesa, Harvey Nichols, Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia and NET-A-PORTER. With an avid passion for industry and consumer analysis coupled with her love for fashion and retail trends; Rohma is at adept pinpointing the underlying societal and cultural themes that impact the industry on a regional and global scale.