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2022 Theodore D. Veru Symposium

The Future of Finance: Digital Assets, Crypto Currencies, Decentralized Finance

This symposium is sponsored by Peter Veru ’85 and Palisade Capital Management. 

2022 Veru Symposium and Cocktail Reception took place on Thursday, April 7. The guests included: 

Dan Veru, Palisade Capital Management Chief Investment Officer; Cochair, Board of Directors; Member, Investment Committee and Operating Committee

Jason Trennert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Strategas

Tom Jessop, President, Fidelity Digital Assets  

The winners of the 2022 Charles R. Canedy III Scholarship were announced at the event. They are: Albani Soleil Hunt '24 and Darrien Alexander Stephens '23.

About the Speakers

Dan Veru

Dan Veru serves as Palisade Capital Management’s Chief Investment Officer and is co-chairman of Palisade’s Board of Directors. As CIO, he oversees all of Palisade’s investment strategies; is Chairman of the Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee; and is a member of the Investment and Operating committees. Veru is a frequent contributor and guest on CNBC, Bloomberg News, and Fox News, and has contributed to various financial publications. 

Jason Trennert

Jason Trennert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Strategas, is one of Wall Street’s top thought leaders on the subject of markets and economic policy. His research pieces are read by leading institutional investors and corporate executives across the globe. Widely quoted in the domestic and foreign press, Trennert is a regular guest on business news programs broadcast by CNBC, CNBC Italia, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg TV, among others. He is the author of three books about investing and the investment business. 

Tom Jessop

Tom Jessop, President of Fidelity Digital Assets, oversees daily business operations while directing the company’s long-term vision to create a full-service institutional brokerage capability for native digital assets like Bitcoin and tokenized securities. Previously, as head of Corporate Business Development, Jessop led a team focused on identifying and executing strategic opportunities including acquisitions, divestitures, strategic investments, and partnerships.

About the Veru Symposium

Auerbach Hall

For a quarter century, the Theodore D. Veru Symposium has brought world-renowned business and public leaders to campus to provide students, faculty, staff, and the public access to esteemed thought leaders.

The Veru Symposium was created by University of Hartford Barney School of Business alumnus Peter Veru '85 in commemoration of his father, Theodore. This revered symposium has brought some of the world's best marketers, economists, analysts, and investors to campus to share their knowledge and expertise.

2022 Veru Symposium Gallery