Investments with No Exit

Getting in is easier than ever. But I doubt most buyers understand how hard getting out can be. WSJ: The Investing Boom That’s Squeezing Some People Dry The WSJ recently published an article about the downside of illiquid investments – restricted withdrawals, resale at steep discounts, and who determines “net asset value”. There are alternatives, […]

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Banks Join in Tokenization

There have been numerous articles about funds such as Blackstone promoting tokenization but banks are also increasingly active in trading and wealth management. According to a Citi report, tokenisation of financial and real-world assets could be the use case driving blockchain’s breakthrough, with tokenisation expected to reach up to almost $4 trillion in value by […]

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Secondary Markets – Growing In Importance & the Importance of Tokens

Tokenization is the key to secondary trading of alternative investments – especially illiquid investments such as real estate. Tokens convert LPs from illiquid to liquid investments. General partners (GPs) are increasingly looking at secondaries to provide liquidity for their limited partners (LPs), while LPs are embracing the market as an effective portfolio management tool. In […]

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Citi Tests Tokenization Working with WisdomTree, Wellington Management

Citi (NYSE:C) says it has successfully completed a proof of concept regarding the tokenization of private funds. The firm partnered with WisdomTree and Wellington Management on the project. Tokenization refers to the digitization of assets, including securities. Typically, a tokenized asset will utilize blockchain or distributed ledger technology to accomplish this task. Citi states that it utilized Avalanche Spruce to test the […]

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Oasis Pro Integrates with Provenance Blockchain To Drive Adoption of Tokenized Real-World Assets

Oasis Pro’s suite of products provide critical infrastructure needed for regulated financial institutions to tokenize and manage financial products on-chain NEW YORK / SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2023 – Oasis Pro, a leading digital asset securities infrastructure provider enabling tokenization, transfer agent service, and broker-dealer / ATS (alternative trading system) services, today announced an integration […]

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Tokenization of Real-World Assets: Assessing Market Sentiment

Security Token Market estimates that there are currently $16.5 billion of security tokens trading in the secondary market. JPMorgan claims to have processed almost $700 billion of tokenized short-term loans. Broadridge is currently using a blockchain based repo platform for $1 trillion per month in transactions. Boston Consulting Group and the World Economic Forum suggest […]

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Real estate security token offerings and the secondary market: Driven by crypto hype or fundamentals?

“Digitization is transforming various industries, including the financial and real estate sectors. We highlight the new way of securitizing assets, using the blockchain and digital security tokens and their issuance processes through STOs. Real estate has been identified as a suitable market for tokenization due to this technical innovation overcoming the drawbacks of direct real […]

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