For our annual Hoffman Family Business Lecture Series, scheduled for April 5, 12 noon at the Waterman Memorial Lounge, the University of Vermont, Grossman School of Business is proud to welcome UVM alum, Brian Kelly '93, back to campus.

Mr. Kelly is an investor, author, and financial markets commentator. He is an expert in global financial markets, macro-economics and digital currencies. Brian Kelly has over twenty years’ experience in financial markets and is the author of the book The Bitcoin Big Bang – How Alternative Currencies are About to Change the World. He is a CNBC contributor and can be seen regularly on Fast Money.

Mr. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he received a BS in Finance. He also holds an MBA from Babson Graduate School of Business with a concentration in finance and econometrics.

A passion for investments and entrepreneurship has led Brian to start several successful investment businesses. His most recent start-up BKCM LLC is a global investment management firm specializing in Global Macro and Digital Currency investing.

Prior to BKCM LLC, was co-founder and Managing Partner of Shelter Harbor Capital LLC and managed the Shelter Harbor Capital Global Macro Hedge Fund. As well, Mr. Kelly was a co-founder and President of MKM Partners, a brokerage firm catering to institutional investment managers.

“We are delighted to welcome Brian back to UVM as this spring’s Hoffman Family Business Lecture Speaker,” said Grossman School of Business Dean Sanjay Sharma.  “Brian’s entrepreneurial global finance and currency career will captivate and inspire our students.”

Aside from his speech, his visit includes a working breakfast with a select group of students, as well as a meeting with Provost Rosowsky.

The Hoffman Family Business Lecture Speaker event will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at the Waterman Memorial Lounge, beginning 12 noon, is free and open to all.


John M Turner