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Webcast: The role of bitcoin in institutional investments

March 2022

Giles Anderson, Director, Fidelity Clearing Canada, discusses leading research and recent trends in digital currencies.

Jurrien Timmer, Director of Global Macro, Fidelity Investments, discusses the evolution of Bitcoin and why it may be considered, alongside other alternatives, as part of an investment portfolio.


  • What is the long-term investment thesis for cryptocurrencies?
  • Where could cryptocurrencies fit in a plan, and what is the appropriate allocation?
  • How can plans best access this asset class?


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Giles Anderson Digital Assets and Relationship Management, VP
Joining FCC in 2018, Giles brings more than 20 years of experience in financial technology and operations across both the buy and sell sides of the industry. He began his career in the retail operations of a major Canadian bank-owned firm which provided him with a deep level of understanding of FCC’s clients’ needs and how best to service them. 
Prior to joining FCC, Giles was based in Toronto, London, and New York working for some of the industry’s most respected technology providers in sales leadership roles. He has a proven track record working with both small and large clients to deliver enterprise projects which enable clients to focus on their core differentiators and enjoy reduced risks and costs. He successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course and the Conduct and Practices Handbook courses with the Canadian Securities Institute.
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Jurrien Timmer Director of Global Macro
Jurrien Timmer is Director of Global Macro at Fidelity Investments. In this role, he is part of Fidelity’s Global Asset Allocation group, where he specializes in asset allocation and global macro strategy.

Before assuming his current position, Mr. Timmer held various senior roles within Fidelity, including portfolio manager, director of market research and technical research analyst. Before joining Fidelity in 1995, Mr. Timmer was a vice-president in the fixed-income group at ABN AMRO. He has been in the investments industry since 1985.