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Wealth Management EDGE
May 13 - 16, 2024
The Diplomat Beach ResortHollywood, Florida

Don Friedman
President at Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals


Don has a 20-year career of creating and producing “first-of-its-kind” buyside conferences, webinars and roadshows for financial professionals.

He was Co-Founder & President of Inside ETFs, the industry’s largest and most successful conference, and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Board Member of Don also created Inside ETFs Europe (that continent’s largest ETF event), Inside Commodities (the largest institutional-focused US-based commodities event) and Inside Fixed Income (the world’s largest independently run fixed-income event).

After leaving, he founded JV Events Group where he created “institutional investor only” events including the Liquid Alternative Strategy Summit, MLP Strategy Summit, Smart Beta Strategy Summit, ETF Strategy Summit and the Digital Asset Strategy Summit. He sold JVEG to DACFP in 2020 and became its president.

Prior to, Don was a Managing Director of Strategic Research Institute, where he created and produced the world’s largest hedge fund conference (Blue Ribbon Hedge Fund), Europe’s largest secondaries conference (Saving Private Equity), and the world’s second largest indexing conference (The Art of Indexing). He also ran SRI’s Alternative Investments Group, which generated 40% of the firm’s revenues. Don is a lifelong “Wildcat” with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Arizona. He’s also an avid runner, with three marathons to his credit. He, his wife and two daughters live near Atlanta.

Agenda Sessions

  • The Exchange Evolution with Spot Bitcoin, Crypto, and Digital Assets-Linked ETFs