The development of institutional grade financial infrastructure such as exchanges and custody arrangements has made digital assets more accessible to traditional fund houses, ETF issuers and other types of investors. Yet more consideration is needed about how to allocate to these assets and also mitigate the risks.
Despite some evidence of rising asset owner interest in the likes of Bitcoin, two large institutional investors have their doubts about investing directly into such assets.
The end of the first great cryptocurrency boom is a good time to assess the operational due diligence of the first wave of Asian cryptocurrency funds, say industry experts.
The very manner of existence of cryptocurrencies is causing investors and regulators some headaches. Would-be buyers should consider them before investing their money.
The trials and tribulations of cryptocurrency valuations have raised their profile, but yet to convince institutional investors of their merit. AsianInvestor investigates why.
The region is set to see more active ETFs and more product choice in 2018. ETF Connect could also be a game changer, but bitcoin ETFs are unlikely, say industry players.