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30 November 2018 / Global

Tokenisation unlocks illiquid markets

The promise of tokenisation lies in substantially reducing remaining illiquidity discounts by creating tokens that represent partial ownership rights to underlying illiquid assets. This is particularly encouraging in the commercial and residential real estate sectors, where frictions and barriers to investment, including minimum capital requirements, can be high. Once the rules of this market are written, tokenisation could change the nature of liquidity in the investment universe, unlocking the global potential of previously illiquid properties.

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05 November 2018 / Global

Cyber resilience and financial stability

Political risk series: Cyber resilience and financial stability

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20 September 2018 / Global

A regulatory approach to fintech

On the one hand, regulators must protect consumers and investors against fraud and combat tax evasion, money laundering and the financing of terrorism. They must also protect the integrity and stability of the financial system. On the other, they must beware of stifling innovation that benefits the public. By engaging with market participants at the centre of financial innovation, regulators can stay abreast of the benefits of new technologies. Developing a forward-looking regulatory framework calls for flexibility and new expertise.

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11 September 2018 / Europe

Enhancing the innovator-regulator conversation

A discussion with Martin Moloney, Special Advisor on Regulatory Policy at the Central Bank of Ireland

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11 September 2018 / Global

Robotics' existential impact on labour

Robots are becoming more reliable, proficient and cheap, which incentivises companies to automate processes, despite the risk of major disruption to traditional labour markets. Today's pace of innovation is becoming exponential. Labour markets will find it increasingly difficult to identify new jobs and reduce slack over the medium term. Technological progress may make a society more prosperous in aggregate, but not everyone will benefit. Inequality will increase in the absence of political and regulatory intervention.

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10 September 2018 / Global

Islamic fintech: part 2

Islamic finance series: Islamic fintech: part 2

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06 September 2018 / Global

'Tokenisation' of infrastructure assets

A large funding gap exists in the infrastructure space. Available funding covers only 10% of sanctioned projects, while 90% of financing for Asian infrastructure projects comes from the public sector. Private sector participation has been prescribed as a remedy for the funding shortfall – but this solution demands a supportive framework to make the assets more tradable and palatable to investors. The 'tokenisation' of assets through blockchain technology can play an important role in developing this structure.

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05 September 2018 / Europe

The new market order

DZ BANK international capital markets conference

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03 September 2018 / Global

Islamic fintech: part 1

Islamic finance series: Islamic fintech: part 1

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