The Growing Universe of Digital Assets – How Relevant are they to Asia’s Private Wealth Market?

The archetypal retired private banker in Asia would perhaps be seeing red over any suggestion that one of his or her wealthy private clients should today be investing in cryptocurrencies or other forms of digital assets, for example stable coins. But the digital asset industry is rapidly moving mainstream, with specialist trading, execution and digital asset custody firms rising up and also becoming recognised and regulated by leading authorities in many key jurisdictions, thereby lending the industry an ever more visible air of authority and legitimacy.

In the Hubbis Digital Dialogue of February 25, a panel of experts will look beneath the hood of the nascent global digital assets market to look at the evolution and diversification, even proliferation, of the digital assets themselves, at the evolution of regulation in this ‘virtual’ world, and at the development of a more professional market infrastructure and ecosystem.

While it is still early days in the expansion of the universe of digital assets, the increased awareness around the world, the increasing uptake amongst investors, improving understanding, better regulation, a more professional type of infrastructure and better guidance are all combining to build a more robust platform for the market’s expansion in the years ahead. And all these elements are of course turbo charged by investors seeing the incredible performance of Bitcoin in recent months as it has recovered its momentum and surged past all-time highs.

Our panel of experts will address many questions. How do cryptocurrencies work and what relationship do they have to blockchain or other confirmatory protocols? What are their investment characteristics? What are stable coins? What are initial coin offerings? What other forms of digitised assets are already in existence, and what is likely to emerge in the foreseeable future? Which investors from which regions have been driving the remarkable performance of Bitcoin in recent months, as it has surged to new all-time highs after a year or two in the doldrums? Why are investors flooding into Bitcoin and some other cryptos such as Ethereum? Are cryptos seen as a hedge against economic meltdown and financial chaos in the fiat currency universe, or as a hedge against the spectre of rampant inflation? How are investors buying into digital assets – through specialist intermediaries, through brokers, through exchanges, through funds? How are digital asset brokerages evolving, and are they being properly regulated, are they secure, and are they achieving the growth they expected? How do the institutional-grade offline (‘cold’) and online (‘warm’) custody/storage solutions for digital assets work and who is providing these services and why? Will the mainstream private banks and leading independent wealth management firms increasingly promote digital assets to their private clients? Will more wealthy Asian private clients buy into the digital asset markets, and if so, why and how? What should be a typical portfolio allocation? What next for digitised assets and will they make a major contribution to transactions across many more types of assets, for example, from real estate to collectable art?

 

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  • 15.00pm

    Digital Assets – now too important to ignore for Asia’s wealth managers?

    • How can private wealth in Asia engage with this opportunity?
    • What are digital assets?
    • How do you buy them?
    • How do they fit into an existing portfolio?
    • How has this market developed in the last few years?
    • What developments will we see in 2021?
    • Are there any safety and security issues? How do you mitigate these?
    • What partners do you need to help you on your journey?

    Moderator

    Michael Stanhope

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Hubbis

    Speakers

    James Quinn

    Managing Director

    Q9 Capital

    Henri Arslanian

    FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia

    PwC

    Steve Knabl

    Chief Operating Officer & Managing Partner

    Swiss-Asia Financial Services

    Joshua Foo

    Regional Director of the ASEAN Region

    Chainalysis

  • 16.00pm

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Feb 25

Digital Assets – now too important to ignore for Asia’s weal...

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Joshua Foo

Chainalysis

Henri Arslanian

PwC

Steve Knabl

Swiss-Asia Financial Services

James Quinn

Q9 Capital

Feb 25

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3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT

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