- OSL CEO Wayne Trench to deliver opening remarks
- MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor to host fireside chat
- Event features keynotes from CoinShares’ Meltem Dimirors and CME’s Tim McCourt
Singapore – 12 March 2021 – OSL Prime Brokerage, Asia’s leading digital asset prime broker and member of BC Technology Group (stock code: 863 HK), today announced the launch of its capital introduction service and the final speaker line-up for its inaugural Digital Asset Capital Introduction conference, the first of its kind for the digital asset industry. OSL provides a full suite of capital introduction services through its prime brokerage business unit.
The conference will be held from 08:30 – 14:30 (SGT) on 17 March 2021, and will feature senior representatives from MicroStrategy, CME Group, CoinShares, DBS, Zodia, PwC, The Capital Company, Simmons & Simmons, Equities First Holdings, and range of market-leading digital asset fund managers.
”With digital assets such as Bitcoin now established as the first new asset class in 30 years, sovereigns, institutions, corporates, private banks and family offices are grappling with how to invest,” said OSL CEO Wayne Trench. “Early-mover advantage still exists, and the OSL Capital Introduction Conference 2021 provides a forum for investors and asset allocators to interact with industry leaders on how to gain exposure to digital assets.”
For the conference, OSL Prime Brokerage has curated a range of channels that investors and asset allocators may use to gain exposure to digital assets. The OSL Digital Asset Capital Introduction Conference will connect institutional and professional investors to leading managers, infrastructure providers and other industry leaders to discuss the various ways and means to invest in digital assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum and security tokens (i.e. STOs).
The virtual conference, which consists of a number of speeches and interactive panels, will feature opening remarks from OSL CEO Wayne Trench, a fireside chat with MicroStrategy CEO and Bitcoin treasury pioneer Michael Saylor, and keynote addresses from CoinShares Chief Strategy Officer Meltem Dimirors and Tim McCourt, CME Group Managing Director and Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products.
MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor is one of the market’s most well-known and vocal supporters of using Bitcoin for corporate treasury. As of 5 March 2021 his company has purchased approximately BTC91,065, which has an approximate value of USD4.91 billion as of the timing of this release.
At the conference, industry experts from traditional finance and digital assets will a discuss a variety of topics, including: Direct Investment Into Digital Assets (e.g. Bitcoin and Ethereum); Why Institutions, Family Offices and Allocators are Now Investing in Digital Assets; and The Evolution of Digital Asset Custody, Security and Regulation.
“Digital assets, and Bitcoin in particular, are increasingly becoming part of our society and our economic system,” said CoinShares Chief Strategy Officer Meltim Demirors. “It’s not a question of ‘when’ big-name financial institutions will be heavily invested in digital assets, it’s a question of ‘how much’ they will invest.”
“Institutional demand for digital assets, including regulated crypto derivatives such as CME Bitcoin futures and options and recently launched Ether futures, continues to grow,” said Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products. “Events like these provide an important platform for engaging with institutional participants across Asia. We look forward to this and other opportunities to continue to educate institutional and professional traders on the benefits of crypto derivatives.”
OSL will be further represented at the conference by its Head of Distribution and Prime Matt Long, Head of Prime Brokerage Sales Matt Twomey and Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives Kanny Lee.
The event speaker lineup also includes:
- Arrano Alpha Fund CIO Avaneesh Acquilla
- Apollo Capital CIO Henrik Andersson
- BlockTower Capital Investment Director and Head of Asia Steve Lee
- CMCC Capital Managing Partner and Co-Founder Martin Baumann
- DBS Executive Director and Head of Business and Listing Daniel Lee
- Digital Asset Capital Management Co-Founder and CEO Richard Galvin
- EquitiesFirst Senior Managing Director Jeff Smith
- Kernel Capital Hedge Fund Manager Julien Guerrand
- MaiCapital Managing Partner Marco Lim
- PwC Global Crypto Leader and Partner Henri Arslanian
- Simmons & Simmons Partner Gaven Cheong
- Swiss-Asia Financial Services COO and Managing Partner Steve Knabl
- TCM Capital CEO and Founding Partner Bob Tucker
- The Capital Company Founding Partner Harmen Overdijk
- Zodia Custody CEO Maxime de Guillebon
For a full rundown of the conference, including registration details and as speaker profiles, please visit the registration page at this link.
About OSL and BC Technology Group
Backed by Asia’s leading public fintech and digital asset company, BC Technology Group (stock code: HK 863), OSL is the region’s most comprehensive licensed digital asset platform.
OSL is the world’s first and only insured and SFC-licensed digital asset platform, providing prime brokerage, custody, exchange and SaaS services for institutional clients and professional investors.
The company offers OTC, iRFQ and electronic trading services giving traders access to the world’s deepest liquidity pools, as well as secure and insured wallets to ensure the safekeeping of digital assets with timely transaction settlement.
BC Group and the OSL platform are enabling institutional adoption of the digital asset class, setting the global standard for performance, security and compliance.
OSL’s vision is to lead the regulated, institutional evolution of the digital asset market. Accordingly, the OSL platform provides institutional-grade financial services directly to professional counterparties for digital asset brokerage, automated trading (i.e. exchange), and custody.