Blockchain Research Focus
John researches public Blockchains and Digital Assets including Cryptocurrencies, Stable Coins, Utility Tokens, Non-Fungible Tokens, and Security Tokens.
He has followed Initial Coin Offerings since investing in the Ethereum genesis block.
His knowledge of primary capital markets and tokenization provides a framework for understanding the new capital markets emerging, their investable assets, and the implications for traditional buy and sell-side business models.
Equity Capital Markets
John has advised Boards and senior executives across financial services on strategy, capital raising, and advisory.
He spent fourteen years in equity capital markets (ECM) within investment banking at Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Macquarie Capital.
He was Head of Emerging Markets ECM, Macquarie Capital; Natural Resources ECM, Macquarie Capital; and Middle East ECM, Goldman Sachs.
His experience straddles both public and private equity markets advising governments, private equity, venture capital, and corporates.
He attended the Executive Program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Sheffield University Management School, and is ACA qualified in England & Wales.
5 June 2019This is the first in a new series of reports exploring the potential for new derivatives markets to emerge in digital assets, specifically crypt…
27 May 2019Digital Assets and Their Implications for Portfolio Construction Last week I attended and presented at the CFA Institute’s 72nd Annual Conferenc…
25 March 2019Digital assets are gaining traction with institutional investors, and new digital asset-focused financial institutions are emerging. Here we exp…
15 March 2019Facebook Coin The market has been speculating about Facebook’s blockchain strategy in recent weeks. Indeed, Barclays’ internet analyst reported…
8 August 2019
Webinar: 7:30 AM San Francisco | 10:30 AM New York | 3:30 PM London, United StatesJoin us for this is encore performance of Research Director John Dwyer's recent presentation at the CFA Institute's Annual conference addressing…
Celent Roundtable | Next Generation Capital Markets: Technology Supporting Front to Back Investment and Trading19 September 2019 13:00 - 18:00 BST (08:00 EDT, 14:00 CEST)
55 Baker Street, United KingdomOVERVIEW: This exclusive, invitation-only event will allow senior leaders from leading financial firms to discuss the latest trends, development…
12 May 2019
London, United KingdomJohn Dwyer will be a Keynote on Implications of Institutional & Regulatory Legitimacy for Bitcoin at this year’s 72nd CFA Institute Annual Confe…
16 October 2018 14:00 - 18:00 EDT (19:00 BST, 20:00 CEST)
1166 Avenue of the Americas 28th Floor, United StatesOVERVIEW: Risk and compliance in the financial industry is at a watershed moment. While continuing to be heavily invested in legacy operational…
3 May 20195 reasons to worry about Facebook’s cryptocoin Payments Source, John Adams, Friday, 03 May 2019, Facebook’s pursuit of a crypto-based payment s…