Steve H. Hanke is a Professor of Applied Economics and Founder & Co-Director of The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise. He is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute, a contributor at National Review, a well-known currency reformer, and a currency and commodity trader. Prof. Hanke served on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers, has been an adviser to five foreign heads of state and five foreign cabinet ministers, and held a cabinet-level rank in both Lithuania and Montenegro. He has been awarded seven honorary doctorate degrees and is an Honorary Professor at four foreign institutions. Hanke is a well‐known currency and commodity trader. Currently, he serves as chairman of the Supervisory Board of Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. in Amsterdam and chairman emeritus of the Friedberg Mercantile Group Inc. in Toronto. During the 1990s, he served as president of Toronto Trust Argentina in Buenos Aires, the world’s best‐performing emerging market mutual fund in 1995. In 1998, he was named one of the twenty-five most influential people in the world by World Trade Magazine. In 2020, Prof. Hanke was named a “Knight of the Order of the Flag” by Albanian President Ilir Meta.
Mr. Cofnas has over 25 years of experience and expertise in trading. He has been a leader in currency market analysis and has delivered seminars and training throughout the world. He holds a Masters in Political Science from the Graduate School of Political Science, Berkeley, California as well as a Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of 5 books on trading, among them Sentiment Indicators (Bloomberg Press). He has specialized in developing sentiment analysis of market movements.
Dylan Wachenfeld is the Chief Quantitative Researcher at The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise. He currently studies applied mathematics and computer science at Johns Hopkins University.