AIMA's Digital Assets Live event in London - Key takeaways

Published: 14 November 2023

AIMA's Digital Assets Live event in London gathered members of the AIMA Digital Assets Working Group, investment managers, allocators, and industry professionals to hear from speakers on the UK's efforts to be a digital assets leader.
Some key takeaways from speakers can be found below:

1. Market stabilised and rules strengthened post-FTX bankruptcy

One year on from the bankruptcy of crypto exchange FTX, regulators and industry participants are attempting to stabilise the digital asset market by strengthening rules, enhancing due diligence and implementing robust risk management.

2. UK vies for a leadership position in the race to develop digital asset regulation

The UK is actively positioning itself as a frontrunner in global digital asset regulation. To achieve this leadership role, it is crucial for the UK to continuously adapt to evolving digital trends and embrace innovation.

3. Tokenisation at an inflection point?

There is a palpable sense of optimism regarding the future of fund and asset tokenisation. The anticipation is fueled by stronger business fundamentals and structural changes with the deployment potential expected to drive a surge in demand for tokenised assets.

Thank you to all our speakers, Adam Afriyie MP, Russell Barlow, Tom Duff Gordon, Ron Feldman, Eva Gustavsson, Alexander Royle, and Kai Zhang, as well as attendees and to K&L Gates for hosting us.