Business & Leadership

The Future of Investments: A Conversation on Crypto, NFTs and Private Markets

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Business and financial experts from USC and beyond discuss the effects the Russia-Ukraine crisis has had on its neighboring economies, why markets have remained relatively calm during the geopolitical crisis and ongoing war, how the COVID-19 pandemic can still play a huge role in the future of investments and how the investments stand after multiple trade embargos, such as U.S.-China trade.

The panel features Amy Diamond, chief investment officer at USC; Catherine Wood, CEO and chief investment officer of Ark Invest; and Jacqueline Reses, executive chair at Wish. The panel is moderated by Geoff Garrett, dean of USC Marshall School of Business.

Who Will Benefit

– New investors hoping to learn more about the different avenues of investing
– Political strategists seeking deeper insights on how the Russia-Ukraine geopolitical crisis is affecting market dynamics
– Those looking to uncover how trade wars and embargos influence investments in emerging companies

About Our Featured Faculty

Geoff Garrett is the dean of USC Marshall School of Business. He holds the Robert R. Dockson Dean’s Chair in Business Administration and is professor of management and organization. He previously served as dean of the Wharton School from 2014 until 2020. Garrett taught at USC from 2005-2008 as a professor of international relations, business administration, communications and law while also serving as the president of the Pacific Council on International Policy. A distinguished international political economist, Garrett has held academic appointments at Oxford, Stanford and Yale universities. Garrett holds a BA (Honors) from the Australian National University, and an MA and PhD from Duke University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Amy Diamond, a recognized national leader in the institutional investment industry, is USC’s chief investment officer. Diamond joined USC after serving two decades as managing director of private investments and real assets with Northwestern University’s Investment Office. At Northwestern, Diamond was responsible for all aspects of investment and portfolio management and served as a senior member of the team overseeing the university’s $11 billion endowment. Diamond is respected for her investment expertise in global buyouts, venture capital, real estate and real assets. Prior to joining Northwestern, Diamond was an equity research analyst for several investment banks, where she led coverage of companies in the health care services and energy industries. A graduate of George Washington University, Diamond earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in international finance and economics; she is also a chartered financial analyst.