How asset tokenisation and digital assets are unlocking finance

During this RadioFinance session, we will explore asset tokenisation and the digital asset world from the perspective of the global banking industry, highlighting key trends and challenges and how it is helping evolve finance.

The digital asset universe has caught the fancy of many people in the last few years and has clearly proven that it's here to stay. While the digital asset universe encompasses multiple areas - cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), tokenised assets etc. the part of digital assets that has excited banks the most is the tokenisation of traditional finance (tradfi) and real-world assets.

Tokenisation offers possibilities for blockchain technology to solve traditional problems, such as lack of transparency and liquidity, and helps democratise access. Tokenisation also helps improve the efficiency of holding real-world assets on investor balance sheets, by potentially reducing liquidity capital asks and easing the collateralisation process.

In addition, tokenisation of real-world assets unlocks a new way to monetise illiquid assets. While digital assets are increasing in popularity, many challenges need to be addressed before the sector’s full potential can be reaped. There is lack of clarity around legal classification of some parts of digital assets, and different regulatory treatment across jurisdictions creates opportunities for regulatory arbitrage that impact investor protection.

During this RadioFinance session, we will explore asset tokenisation and the digital asset world from the perspective of the global banking industry, highlighting key trends and challenges and how it is helping evolve finance. Our discussion aims to find answers to the following questions:

  • Why are banks only interested in some types of digital assets?
  • Where are the commercial opportunities?
  • In what areas do other ecosystem players come into play?
  • How does asset tokenisation and digital assets help evolve finance?

Invited guests include:

Panelists include:
Mark Attard

Head of Digital Assets and Client Engagement, Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS), Citi

Hari Janakiraman

Head of Industry and Innovation, Transaction Banking, ANZ

Nikhil Sharma

Head of Growth, Onyx Digital Assets, Onyx by JP Morgan


Session hosts:
Sandeep Sethi

International Resource Director,
The Asian Banker

Foo Boon Ping

President and Managing Editor,
The Asian Banker

About The Asian Banker RadioFinance:

The Asian Banker RadioFinance aims to enhance understanding of the finance industry globally by bringing together thought leaders, industry experts, practitioners and futurists to examine current, critical issues through a discussion facilitated by visual and web-based platforms.Through interactive technology, participants do not have to take time out from their crowded schedules or leave the comfort of their own desks.

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