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Matt Hougan
Global Head of Research at Bitwise Asset Management


Matt Hougan is the Global Head of Research for Bitwise Asset Management, creator of the world's first cryptocurrency index fund. In that role, he helps create and refine the index methodologies that underlie Bitwise’s investment products and conducts fundamental research into the role cryptoassets can play in a diversified portfolio.  His work and thoughts on crypto have been profiled in Barron’s, Bloomberg, Institutional Investor, CNBC,, ThinkAdvisor, Business Insider and many other publications.

In addition to his role at Bitwise, Hougan is Chairman of Inside ETFs, producer of the world's largest ETF conferences. He was previously CEO of Inside ETFs and before that CEO of He helped develop the world’s first ETF ratings system, co-authored the CFA Institute’s “Monograph on ETFs” and is a three-time member of the Barron’s ETF Roundtable.

Agenda Sessions

  • Breakfast Workshop: The Battle of the ETF Pundits

  • Breakfast Workshop: Why Crypto? And Why Now?


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