Membership Committee – Global DCA

Membership Committee

Committee Leadership

Brett Ladendorf serves as Chairman of the Global DCA Membership Committee and as Strategic Advisor to Alpha Trend, a natural language processing software company that aggregates alternative data for traders. Most recently he made a strategic exit from a joint venture between a broker dealer and a growth stage fund administrator. He maintains a fund due diligence and growth advisory consulting practice for digital companies, Omega Edge.

Brett has spend the past 17 years in a variety of roles in alternative investment management including business development, securities research, portfolio management, trade structuring, sales & trading, brokerage, and financial management. Throughout this time, Brett has led organic growth at a hedge fund and at an investment advisor. He previously held roles at Bank of America, R.J. O’Brien, and Merrill Lynch.

Prior to working in the financial services industry, Brett spent 3 years in project management and corporate finance in the telecommunications industry.

Brett’s writings and commentaries about the financial markets have been featured in the Financial Times, Bloomberg Markets, the Skeptical Inquirer and Traders Magazine.

In May 2016, he earned the right to use the CAIA designation. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School.


The Membership Committee actively promotes the awareness of the Global DCA among industry participants and other parties interested in the evolution of the global regulatory framework for digital assets and cryptocurrency, it conducts the initial public outreach and solicitation of interested firms and individuals to join the Global DCA, manages the ongoing relations with members and their good standing within the organization, and serves as a resource for interested parties seeking more information about the organization and its objectives.


The Membership Committee supports the main objectives of the Global DCA and serves as one of the key pillars of the organization to facilitate widespread industry engagement globally. Its main responsibilities are to:

  • Stimulate strong industry involvement to join the Global DCA and expand the membership base
  • Promote public awareness with regards to the objectives and ongoing efforts of the organization through outreach activities and member events
  • Deliver assistance and support to existing member organizations by serving as a resource and ensure their good standing;
  • Facilitate the process of joining the Global DCA by interested parties and ensure that all new member obligations are successfully met