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Fund tokenisation is coming soon to a jurisdiction near you (30 November 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar on November 30th from 2pm to 3pm UK time. With Asset Managers, Custody Banks, Fund Administrator, Securities Infrastructure Companies and Technology Companies. Tokenised funds exist already in the United States and Singapore. Asset managers are not only issuing tokenised funds but backing projects whose ambition is to facilitate the large-scaleContinue reading “Fund tokenisation is coming soon to a jurisdiction near you (30 November 2022)”

How long must we wait for the flagship security token issuers? (24th November 2022)

A Future of Finance In Person Event on November 24th [from 4:30pm to 7pm] in London. Security tokens are potentially the single most important use-case for blockchain technology. They could transform the costs of issuance and asset-servicing, reach buyers and sellers excluded from the conventional equity, bond, real estate and alternatives markets, and broaden theContinue reading “How long must we wait for the flagship security token issuers? (24th November 2022)”

STOmaker promises to cut the cost of a security token issue by 90 per cent

One major frustration for digital asset markets enthusiasts is the stubborn refusal of security token issuance to, in the famous phrase of Walt Rostow, take off into self-sustaining growth. After all, the benefits seem plain enough, and cutting the all-important cost of capital is chief among them. So what is holding issuers back? Part ofContinue reading “STOmaker promises to cut the cost of a security token issue by 90 per cent”

The fastest and cheapest way to be operationally resilient is to change the operating model (17th November 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar on November 17th [from 2pm to 3pm UK time]. The global Pandemic tested established operational resilience procedures in unexpected ways. It made redundant some conventional solutions, accelerated the digitisation and digitalisation that regulators were already fretting about, and prompted a concerted push by regulators around the world for financial institutionsContinue reading “The fastest and cheapest way to be operationally resilient is to change the operating model (17th November 2022)”

The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians: Article

Safe custody is the service that will unlock corporate issuance and institutional investing in the securities, asset-backed, non-fungible and fund token markets. While there is widespread recognition that regulation of digital asset custodians would accelerate progress, regulators around the world have so far reached consensus on combating financial crime only. Even that is proceeding slowlyContinue reading “The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians: Article”

Is tokenisation of privately managed assets a dynamo, a diversion or a dead-end?: Article

Privately managed assets have become the default choice for tokenisation enthusiasts. The reasoning behind their choice is hard to fault. The advertised benefits of tokenisation apply a fortiori to the asset class. Privately managed assets – especially hedge funds and real estate, but also equity issuers that might previously have used the private placement orContinue reading “Is tokenisation of privately managed assets a dynamo, a diversion or a dead-end?: Article”

Fund tokenisation is coming soon to a jurisdiction near you: Article

Tokenised funds exist already in the United States and Singapore. Asset managers are not only issuing tokenised funds but backing projects whose ambition is to facilitate the large-scale tokenisation of shares in mutual funds. What are the benefits they see? At this event, the coming tokenisation of the mutual funds industry will be discussed, inContinue reading “Fund tokenisation is coming soon to a jurisdiction near you: Article”

How long must we wait for the flagship security token issuers?: Articles

Where are the flagship issuers of security tokens? This is the crucial question now facing the security token markets. The benefits to issuers of tokenisation – much reduced issuance and servicing fees, a lower minimum fund-raising threshold, faster speed to market, and access to new investors – are now well-understood by issuers. The infrastructure toContinue reading “How long must we wait for the flagship security token issuers?: Articles”

Digital issuance and investing will happen as soon as legal and regulatory confusion clears, say respondents to a Future of Finance poll

Custodian banks, transfer agents and central securities depositories (CSDs)  are the intermediaries most at risk from a transition to digital issuance and investing, according to a poll of attendees at the Future of Finance  event “Embrace this digital future or die,” held in London on 20 September 2022. Three out of four attendees at the event, which was focusedContinue reading “Digital issuance and investing will happen as soon as legal and regulatory confusion clears, say respondents to a Future of Finance poll”

The fastest and cheapest way to be operationally resilient is to change the operating model: Article

The global Pandemic put to the test operational resilience plans developed to deal with non-viral types of both natural (earthquakes, fire and flood) and unnatural (chiefly terrorist attacks) disasters. It quickly exposed the continuing reliance of many financial market institutions and infrastructures on face-to-face exchanges and manual processing, surveillance and authorisation procedures. Employees struggled toContinue reading “The fastest and cheapest way to be operationally resilient is to change the operating model: Article”