DIGITAL ASSETS

LMAX Group CEO Mercer pinpoints ‘ABC’ – adoption, banking and credit – as main drivers to institutional ‘mainstreaming’ of cryptocurrency asset class trading

LMAX Group CEO Mercer pinpoints ‘ABC’ – adoption, banking and credit – as main drivers to institutional ‘mainstreaming’ of cryptocurrency asset class trading

Cryptocurrencies and the digital asset ecosystem continue to move towards a mainstream institutional marketplace, with the number of institutional participants either already allocating or planning to allocate to the nascent asset class imminently. 

EMERGING MANAGERS SUMMIT

Planning and scalability: How start-up hedge funds’ operational infrastructure is changing

Planning and scalability: How start-up hedge funds’ operational infrastructure is changing

Despite the changing environment and challenges that Covid-19 has presented to operational and investor due diligence processes, sophisticated allocators still demand a “high level” of compliance and institutional infrastructure, according to Jenny Kim DeSmyter (pictured), Managing Director, Sales Strategy, SS&C Eze.

PODCAST

The challenges of modelling risk in today’s market

The challenges of modelling risk in today’s market

In this podcast, Alex Botte (pictured), CFA, CAIA, Client Solutions Research at Two Sigma and Venn, discusses what impact Covid-19 has had on the way risk is perceived, modelled, and ultimately managed within investor portfolios. And how next generation AI tools are helping to generate fresh insights on how factor risks are understood. During the discussion, Alex provides some examples of how Venn thinks about managing inflation risk exposures, crypto asset risk exposures, and what the latest developments are on translating ESG considerations into risk factor decomposition.

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Uncorrelated returns with the potential for disruption and decentralisation: How crypto assets are changing the considerations for alternative investments

Uncorrelated returns with the potential for disruption and decentralisation: How crypto assets are changing the considerations for alternative investments

“As an investment case, bitcoin is very early stage and offers big potential, as its long-term correlation is low compared to traditional asset classes.” In the following article Michael Zbinden, CIO, and Dr Hartmut Neff (pictured, above left with Zbinden), Portfolio Manager, with the Crypto Finance Group, offer an introduction to the considerations around investing in crypto assets.