Institutional interest in cryptocurrency is undeniable, but myths around digital assets not being ESG friendly and its utility for money laundering continue to be blown out of proportion.
Asset owners, private and retail investors are still reeling from the volatile domino effects of the deeply interconnected crypto industry which saw $1.3 trillion of its total market cap wiped out this year.
A White House executive order to lay out a national policy for digital assets should help boost credibility for cryptocurrencies, but concerns that decentralised finance technology can help evade sanctions still lingers for policymakers and investors.
The Hong Kong-based bank has made its first purchase in the metaverse, joining peer, JP Morgan, as it makes inroads in the world of virtual assets.
Temasek leads $200 million round for Amber Group; Hong Kong forecasts 2-3.5% GDP growth for fiscal 2022, with wealth connect enhancements and ETF-connect on the way; Australia's Future Fund implements sanctions on Russia as imposed by Australia, US and EU; and more.
The year 2021 was a big one for cryptocurrency, filled with new milestones and historical developments, but major asset owners are still keeping the emerging asset class at arm’s length.
Digital asset regulation is an ever-evolving area, but there are clues that give away the direction that regulators are taking.
Regulation will play a big role in the direction that digital assets will take as many digital exchanges continue to operate in a grey area in many territories in Asia, investors and industry players say.
With flexible mandates and long-term horizons, family offices are increasingly looking for exposure to digital assets, but the sector is still clouded by volatility.
A recent survey from AsianInvestor’s Asset Owner Insights showed that China is among the top five destinations for Asian asset owners’ alternative investments in the next six to 12 months.
Richard Teng was employed at the Monetary Authority of Singapore for 13 years, and at the Singapore Exchange for seven.
Singapore's aim to become the world's greatest crypto hub is being backed up by regulation. Will institutional investors follow suit? Experts believe it's only a matter of time.