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Legends4Legends 2023

Demystifying Blockchain Technology for Investment Professionals
Crypto’s Broadband Moment: How Onchain is Becoming the New Online

Our annual blockchain investment event, already in its 7th edition, brought together an extraordinary line-up of crypto-native venture capital professionals, startup founders, and global thought leaders from the web3 space. Participants hailed it as “exceptional”, “one of the very best” and “definitely the highest signal event I have been to this year”.

“The insights of our speakers were superb and we are so proud that we held such a ground-breaking event in the blockchain space and also raised such a significant sum of money for charity,” said Marc de Kloe, partner at Theta Capital and co-founder of Alternatives4Children.

With the aim of demystifying blockchain technology for investment professionals, the 2023 edition focused on the most relevant and exciting topics in the world of web3, blockchain, and the crypto-native VC ecosystem. Together, these industry developments signal an inflection point comparable to the transition between dial-up and broadband internet in the 90s. 21 speakers from all over the world argued why we are reaching a “Crypto’s Broadband Moment” and its implications. 

The program was structured into three sections concentrated upon the state of infrastructure, state of adoption and investment themes and strategies. 

The conference raised €100,000 through generous donations. 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to this remarkable achievement.

To learn more, we invite you to explore the full program  and video recordings of the conference presentations below.

To learn more, we invite you to explore the full program  and video recordings of the conference presentations below.

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Legends4Legends 2022

Our 2022 edition was an extraordinary event that brought together renowned speakers and a passionate audience for a full day of thought-provoking discussions at the intersection of finance and technology, all while raising funds for children’s education. The conference was a resounding success, with over €120,000 raised through generous donations. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to this remarkable achievement.

Featuring 15 exceptional guest speakers from around the globe, our conference delved into the most relevant and exciting topics in the world of web3, blockchain, and the crypto-native VC ecosystem. To learn more, we invite you to explore the full program, speaker lineup and video recordings of the conference presentations below.

Leading industry magazine the Hedge Fund Journal covered in detail our 2022 Conference in the article “Hyper-scaling Ethereum Economics”. Read the report here.


Lasse Clausen

CIO and Co-founder 1kx

Paul Veradittakit

Investor Pantera Capital

Tyler Spalding

Co-founder Flexa

Kelvin Koh

Co-founder and Managing Partner Spartan Group

Stani Kulechov

Founder Aave & Lens

Paris Rouzati

GP IDEO CoLab Ventures

Nicolas Vereecke

Investor Bitkraft Ventures

Yida Gao

Managing GP Shima Capital

Adam Carson

Partner, Head of Digital Assets Point72 Ventures

Ruud Smets

CIO Theta Capital Management

Noah Jessop

Principal & Managing Partner Proof Group

Evan Fisher

Founder & Managing Partner Portal Ventures


Generative Art Collector, Co-founder and CEO of Le Random

Menno Martens

Menno Martens

Crypto Product Manager at VanEck

Marc de Kloe

Partner Theta Capital Management

Vance Spencer

CIO and Co-founder Framework Ventures

John Van Marle

Partner Marketing & Origination Theta Capital Management

Haseeb Qureshi

Co-CIO of Dragonfly Capital

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Legends4Legends 2021

The Next Generation of Finance: Investing in Blockchain Technology

In 2021 we were finally able to hold an in-person Legends4Legends conference in Amsterdam, and bring our speakers and audience together to spend a full day discussing the future of finance while raising money for children’s education. This was a very special event, we raised over €100,000 from donations, and we are very grateful to all those who contributed to its success. We had 6 wonderful guest speakers from all over the world touching on every hot topic in crypto at the moment. To learn more about the event and replay the conference presentations see video recordings below.

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Legends4Legends 2019

Legends4Legends 2019 was covered in detail in leading industry magazine the Hedge Fund Journal.

Legends4Legends 2018

Legends 4 Legends helps A4C raise one million euros since launch

Now in its third year, Legends 4 Legends has helped leading investment industry charity, Alternatives 4 Children, raise more than €1 million since the charity was founded. The 2018 event alone raised more than EUR 100,000 from nearly 200 speakers and attendees who attended the EYE Film Museum location.
Titled Tomorrow’s Vision, this year’s event brought together legends such as Sir Michael Hintze, Russell Clark, Dr. Mark Mobius, Harold de Boer and Dan Morehead, to build futures for children.

An unrivalled line-up of top-tier hedge fund managers covered topics across the spectrum of credit, cryptocurrencies and the emerging markets, all to highlight where returns can be made in a world of shrinking balance sheets and central bank action.
With sessions titles aptly themed around photography, the one day-event opened with Graham Neilson of Fulcrum Asset Management and Emmanuel Weyd of Eiffel Investment Group discuss where to find value in the world of credit.

Sir Michael Hintze, chief executive and Senior investment officer at CQS, gave the audience a global macro overview, while later in the day Russell Clark, partner at Horseman Capital Management took a look at a few global macro trades in greater detail. Bill Ackman and Pierre Andurand shared their investment views through video messages. Transtrend’s Harold de Boer covered the topic of responsible investing in commodities.
Despite the overall performance of the emerging markets, David Amaryan, of Balchug Capital, Sumeet Nagar of Malabar and Peter Leger of Coronation shared their favourite stock picks in Russia, India and Africa, respectively. In the afternoon, Dr. Mark Mobius shared his insights of more than 40 years investing in the emerging markets and why ESG is so important today.

Chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer of Pantera Capital, Dan Morehead talked about the future of finance from a blockchain and cryptocurrency perspective, while Gabor Gurbacs, director digital assets strategy at VanEck, talked live via Skype about the challenges of building a Bitcoin ETF.

Anne-Sophie d’Andlau, Co-founder of CIAM covered some activist trades and also how CIAM supports charities, while Tony Davis Founder of Inherent Group talked about using ESG as a value tool. Dutch allocator Remko van der Erf of Kempen interviewed Zaaba’s Mohan Rajasooria on the opportunities in the Asian long/short space.

“We are delighted to have raised more than €1 million since we were founded in 2011 in particular with the added contribution from Legends4Legends a unique donation-based investment conference,” said Marc de Kloe, Co-Founder of Alternatives4Children and co-organiser of the event. “The level of speakers willing to donate their time and money to this event that supports Alternatives4Children continues to amaze us year after year. We are truly grateful,” said Ruud Smets, portfolio manager at Theta Capital, co-organiser of the conference.

“We wish to thank our partners: Theta Capital Management, Inherent Group, CQS, EnTrustPermal, Mobius Capital Partners, CIAM, Pantera, Coronation, Fulcrum, Balchug Capital, Privium Fund Management, Transtrend, VanEck, Andurand and Malabar Investments, Kempen Capital Management & Horseman Capital. As well as our Media Partners: Opalesque, HedgeFund Journal, Positivity, IEX Media, Designcorp and FondsNieuws and InInk and all those that attended and spoke making our third event a critical success,” said de Kloe.

Legends4Legends 2018 was covered in detail in leading industry magazine the Hedge Fund Journal.

We would like to thank all of our speakers who helped us to raise over EUR 100,000!

Legends4Legends 2017

Legends4Legends 2017 was covered in detail in leading industry magazine the Hedge Fund Journal.

We would like to thank all of our speakers who helped us to raise over EUR 90,000!

Legends4Legends 2016

With nearly 250 people attending the unique EYE Film Museum location, the inaugural Legends4Legends event, organized by and for the benefit of Alternatives4Children (A4C), was a great success.

With an unrivalled line-up of top-tier hedge fund managers we tried to get behind the reasons for recent struggling hedge fund performance and to the answer the main question for the day:

“How to achieve returns in today’s environment without exposing yourself to the Great Unwind”

We got candid answers from some of the most established names in the industry and got away with an increased enthusiasm for the opportunity set at hand, that looks to be quite different than the buy&hold strategy of equities and bonds which has been the winning strategy for the last few years.

“It’s not the central banks that are stupid, it’s the investors that all put so much emphasis on their words.”

– Harold de Boer, Architect of Transtrend’s Diversified Trend Program

“The one real structural challenge I find to what we are doing, especially here in Europe, is the difficulty of finding real talent. With the barriers to start a hedge funds much higher, it’s much tougher to find talent that you’ve seen develop at other funds. I see no evidence that industry size, the growth of passive investing or instant information for everyone would limit the opportunity for hedge funds.”

– Stuart Roden, Chairman Lansdowne Partners

“We’re cautious on equity markets and turned net short, especially in Europe. Especially the upcoming referendum in Italy worries us as well as the complacent view of a Clinton win in November. A 30 percent correction in Europe wouldn’t surprise us as perceptions change. It will be a buying opportunity.”

– Rob Citrone, Founder & CIO Discovery Capital

“Hedge funds have to get their act together so they once again live up to the fees they charge. Those who can’t have no right to exist.”

– Andries Nieuwland, Senior partners Providence Capital

“Through Porsche, one can buy Volkswagen at a PE of 3, which is tremendous value no matter the costs of the emission scandal.”

– Phil Green, Partner TCI

“We have invested 20bln in hedge funds and are happy with the results that have been in line with expectations.”

– Erik van Houwelingen, Board member ABP

Speakers at Legends4Legends 2016 included

  • Stuart Roden, Chairman, Lansdowne Partners
  • Rob Citrone, Founder, Discovery Capital
  • Harold de Boer, Managing Director, Transtrend
  • Gerlof de Vrij, CIO/CEO, Blenheim Capital Management
  • Philip Green, Partner, The Children’s Investment Fund
  • Omar Kodmani, Senior Executive Office, EnTrustPermal
  • Graham Neilsen, Chief Investment Strategist, Cairn Capital
  • Jeroen Tielman, CEO, Qstone Capital
  • Niels Oostenbrug, Business Development, Amundi
  • Erik van Houwelingen, Board member, Pensioenfonds ABP
  • Alex Roepers, Founder and CIO, Atlantic Investment Management
  • Jerome Lussan, CEO, Laven Partners
  • Khing Oei, CIO, Eyck Capital
  • Iwan Vink, Founder, WinCap
  • Barry Lau, CIO, Adamas Asset Management
  • Gennaro Pucci, Founder & CIO, PVE Capital
  • Sean Shepley, Head of Research, Glen Point Capital
  • Andries Nieuwland, Responsible for Fiduciary Management, Providence Capital
  • Willem de Vlugt, Managing Partner, EValuation Capital Management
  • Ashley Dodd-Noble, Portfolio Manager, London Diversified Fund Management

In addition representatives of leading allocators such as APG, Univest, Kempen, Multi-Fund, HB Capital, Providence Capital, ABN AMRO attended.