8 FinTech & Crypto Predictions for 2019 — Henri Arslanian

It was a big year for FinTech and Crypto in 2018 and the coming year is shaping up to be every bit as exciting.

Here are some predictions for 2019:

1. Institutionalization of the Crypto Ecosystem: The Toddler Growing Up

This year saw the crypto space grow from a baby to a toddler. Its maturation was driven by the development of best practices by industry associations and by announcements from institutional players such as Goldman Sachs, Nomura, Fidelity and others that they’re launching crypto offerings.

Expect more such announcements in 2019 as other institutional players, from exchanges to service providers…


Decision Tree for Crypto Fund Managers

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued on November 1 2018 a regulatory framework for portfolio managers looking at trading virtual assets.

This is a very positive development as it provides a clear framework for anyone looking at launching a crypto fund or expanding into virtual assets. You will find below the 10 highlights you need to know.

These highlights, along with my recent book titled “Entrepreneurship in Finance: Successfully Launching and Managing a Hedge Fund in Asia” should provide you with all the relevant information you need to make a decision on whether to launch a crypto…


Launching and managing a crypto fund

The growth of the crypto assets ecosystem, including the 1500-plus different cryptocurrencies now available, has encouraged many to set up crypto funds to allow them to trade this new and exciting asset class. However, launching a crypto fund has very unique challenges that have to be considered. Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking about launching your own crypto fund or investing in one.

  1. Legal

Setting up a crypto fund requires important legal work. …

Henri Arslanian

PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia — Chairman of FinTech Association of Hong Kong — Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong.

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