March 2011


Virtual Currency: Financial Innovation and the Economy


Jean-Francois Serval, President of Serval & Associés, and Yves-Andre Istel, Senior Advisor at Rothschild Inc., were invited to discuss the book “La monnaie virtuelle qui nous fait vivre” ("Virtual Currency"), a unique synthesis of contemporary monetary issues written by Mr. Serval and Jean-Pascal Tranié. The book identifies the mechanisms by which this virtual currency has changed the economies of developed countries, discussing how much it has contributed to the financial crisis and proposing concrete ways to better assess and regulate it in order to regain sustainable growth.

Moderated by Georges Ugeux, Chairman and CEO of Galileo Global Advisors, this thought-provoking discussion was part of the French-American Foundation Breakfast Series, a program of exclusive, invite-only seminars designed to promote understanding and cooperation on issues of common concern for France and the United States.


Knickerbocker Club, New York, NY

Invite Only