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.

DIGITAL ASSETS

“Bridging the gap”: Why combating exchange and counterparty risk is now key for crypto industry

“Bridging the gap”: Why combating exchange and counterparty risk is now key for crypto industry

Cryptocurrencies continue to face considerable counterparty and exchange risk, which threatens to turn away larger institutional investors from the market – and industry participants say more should be done to bridge the infrastructure gap between digital and traditional assets.

DIGITAL ASSETS

How changing market infrastructure is taming cryptocurrency’s “Wild West” image among investors

How changing market infrastructure is taming cryptocurrency’s “Wild West” image among investors

Few sectors have endured such colossal price swings and asset volatility in recent weeks as cryptocurrencies, but speakers at the inaugural DigitalAssetsLIVE summit on Thursday said evolving market infrastructure, growing product selection, and positive investment performance continue to drive digital assets’ institutionalisation, drawing more capital allocators into this once frontier market. 

MANAGER INSIGHTS

Problem solvers: How Brevan Howard spin-out quant platform SIGTech is building a “data refinery” for hedge funds and asset managers

Problem solvers: How Brevan Howard spin-out quant platform SIGTech is building a “data refinery” for hedge funds and asset managers

Spun out from Brevan Howard Asset Management in 2019, SIGTech is a London-based fintech company providing what founder and CEO Bin Ren (pictured) describes as a “next generation quant platform”.