Investment Institute
Macroeconomic Research

Investment management and blockchain: The great reshuffle

  • 22 October 2021 (10 min read)

Key points

  • Blockchain is very likely to impact every layer of an asset manager’s future operations, thus substantially influencing productivity and profitability trends for the industry as a whole
  • Blockchain has the potential to reduce the complexity of asset management
  • In this note, we touch upon several aspects of blockchain that we deem particularly relevant in our perimeter, from tokenisation of funds and securities to financial inclusion
  • In addition, we also briefly discuss digital currencies and the challenges they may pose to the current financial architecture
  • Fundamentally, we think the future of fund management relies more on newly created decentralised finance (DeFi) techniques rather than tweaking our existing operating models to adapt to a decentralised system
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