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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)”

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)”

Do you believe CSDs need to invest in tokenisation capabilities now? (17th October 2022)

What is the event about? Future of Finance is pleased to announce an invitation-only event to debate whether central securities depositories (CSDs) need to invest now or later to take account of the possibility that the securities markets they serve will be tokenised. The Motion to be debated is, “This House believes that CSDs needContinue reading “Do you believe CSDs need to invest in tokenisation capabilities now? (17th October 2022)”

Are TradFi and DeFi on course for convergence or collision? (September 27)

Future of Finance will convene a panel at R3’s CordaCon event on September 27 at 14.10 to 14.40 What is it about? The digitisation or tokenisation of financial assets is no longer about cryptocurrencies only. Nor is it the preserve of future-minded millennials who grew up playing computer games. Established financial institutions are investing inContinue reading “Are TradFi and DeFi on course for convergence or collision? (September 27)”

Embrace this digital future or die (20 September 2022)

If you work at an asset manager, a global custodian bank, a fund administrator or at a financial market infrastructure. Future of Finance is pleased to announce an invitation-only event to learn about a new operating model for the asset management industry and its service providers in global custody, fund administration and financial market infrastructures.Continue reading “Embrace this digital future or die (20 September 2022)”

Why the case for regulating cryptocurrencies is becoming unanswerable (14 July 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with regulators, lawyers, cryptocurrency players, exchanges, banks, digital asset players and technology companies Thursday July 14 at 2pm UK time The peer-to-peer system of cash outlined by Satoshi Nakamoto in his famous paper of October 2008 did not mention regulators or regulations. But its ambition of dispensing with trusted thirdContinue reading “Why the case for regulating cryptocurrencies is becoming unanswerable (14 July 2022)”

Has reform of cross border payments lost its mojo? (22 June 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with payments professionals, banks, payments infrastructure, regulators and technology companies Wednesday June 22 at 2pm UK time Cross-border payments are, in the now familiar mantra of the G20, slow, expensive, opaque and inaccessible. This matters because, despite a slowdown in the rate of growth of world trade, cross-border payments areContinue reading “Has reform of cross border payments lost its mojo? (22 June 2022)”

Is the digital asset custody industry ready to grow up? (9 June 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with custody banks, digital asset companies, regulators and technology companies on June 9 at 2pm UK time Safe custody is the crucial service for crypto-currency investors. The theft, loss or destruction of the unique private keys to the digital wallets in which cryptocurrencies are held is irreversible and – unlikeContinue reading “Is the digital asset custody industry ready to grow up? (9 June 2022)”

Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs? (18 May 2022)

The Webinar May 18 at 2pm UK time “We have yet to hear a convincing case for why the UK needs a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC),” concluded a report of January 2022 from the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords. “While a CBDC may provide some advantages, it could present significantContinue reading “Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs? (18 May 2022)”