SAIFEDEAN AMMOUS PhD ANNOUNCED AS A FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE GMP SECURITIES' BLOCKCHAIN CONFERENCE

Toronto, October 24, 2018 - GMP Securities L.P. (GMP Securities), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GMP Capital Inc. (TSX: GMP), today announced Saifedean Ammous, Ph.D., renowned economist and author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, as a featured speaker as part of an exciting line-up of digital visionaries at the GMP Securities Blockchain Conference to be held on November 13, 2018, at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. 

Mr. Ammous is a Professor of Economics at the Lebanese American University and former member of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University.  He is a recognized expert on and proponent of cryptocurrencies.  Mr. Ammous has written extensively on crypto-economics and blockchain technology.  He holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University and an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics.

The GMP Securities Blockchain Conference will include a series of featured speakers and panel discussions and critical debate.  The event represents a unique opportunity to hear directly from recognized blockchain experts on topics such as: institutional investing in blockchain, regulation, crypto mining, tokenization and security token offerings and the future of fintech.

This year’s event promises to be an unmissable opportunity given the exciting line-up of blockchain and cryptocurrency industry icons. Please contact your GMP representative to register for the conference.

ABOUT GMP CAPITAL INC.

GMP is a leading independent diversified financial services firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada, providing a wide range of financial products and services to a global client base that includes corporate clients, institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals in two integrated reporting segments. The Capital Markets segment provides investment banking, including advisory and underwriting services, institutional sales and trading and research through offices in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas. Wealth Management consists of GMP’s non-controlling ownership interest in Richardson GMP Limited. Richardson GMP Limited, Canada’s largest independent wealth management firm, is focused on providing exclusive and comprehensive wealth management and investment services delivered by an experienced team of investment professionals. GMP is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “GMP”. For further information, please visit our corporate website at gmpcapital.com.

For further information please contact:
GMP Capital Inc.
Rocco Colella, Director, Investor Relations
145 King Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J8
Tel: (416) 941-0894; Fax: (416) 943-6175
rcolella@gmpcapital.com or investorrelations@gmpcapital.com


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