Digital Assets and Blockchain: On the Road to Institutionalisation?


AIMA invites you to join us at a breakfast panel event hosted and moderated by Simmons & Simmons LLP to discuss the current opportunities, risks and operational challenges of digital assets and blockchain for alternative investment managers and the degree to which progress is being made towards the institutionalisation of the global digital assets investment industry.


The session will enable attendees to hear from a panel of industry experts on the current status of the digital assets markets and distributed ledger technology (DLT), and the likely direction of travel in 2019. It will also cover: the regulatory status of tokens and cryptocurrencies across key jurisdictions; the regulatory and operational framework for digital assets within which investment managers currently exist; and the challenges and uncertainties that have delayed the full institutionalisation of the space. The panel will also consider potential business use cases for DLT in asset management seeking to cut through the noise to identify reality.


Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.



  • George Morris, Partner (Fintech), Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Philipp Pieper, CEO, Swarm Fund
  • Matthew Pollard, CFO & Co-founder, Archax
  • Ryan Radloff, CEO, CoinShares
  • Dmitry Tokarev, CEO, Copper
  • Moderator: Sarah Crabb, Managing Associate (Funds), Simmons & Simmons LLP

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