Should Wealth Managers Embrace Digital Assets? Anndy Lian speaks with wealth veterans from Nickel Digital and Bordier & Cie

Should Wealth Managers Embrace Digital Assets? Anndy Lian speaks with wealth veterans from Nickel Digital and Bordier & Cie

2020 was the year Crypto went Institutional and with some of the large institutions investing into Crypto including Private Banks, Asset Managers and wealth managers, we will discuss the fundamental drivers behind this market to help wealth managers understand the role of digital assets in portfolio construction. We will examine where this market is going, what are the opportunities and associated risks.

Questions covered:
– Define our terms: How best to understand what Bitcoin is?
– Why does the market exist, what’s driving it and how?
– Why wealth management clients should consider digital assets and how can they be part of portfolios?
– What challenges exist for private bankers and wealth managers in handling this business, such as around custody, settlement, regulatory controls?

Webinar Objectives:
– To clearly define and explain Crypto Assets and achieve a clear understanding of this asset class
– Discuss the benefits it can give a client portfolio, while assessing the risks and trying to reduce these
– Offer a discussion forum for questions related to this asset class

This webinar is held on 9th March 2021, organised by WealthBriefing and Nickel Digital. Speakers include Anatoly Crachilov, Founding Partner & CEO, Nickel Digital; Anndy Lian, Intergovernmental Blockchain Advisor; and Evrard Bordier, CEO and Managing Partner Bordier & Cie, Singapore.

“Bitcoin’s set cap makes it more reliable than other scarce assets. It will eventually function as a store of value and as a means of payment, even though that might not be the case today.

At this point, the inherent deflationary nature of Bitcoin leads to hoarding and speculation, driving price volatility. But once Bitcoin has finished accumulating value, when it has become a large and liquid asset, it will be much more stable than it is today. This trend is already visible.” Anndy Lian commented during the event.

Crypto Assets are a relatively new asset class very different from traditional asset classes but one that can add real value as an uncorrelated source of returns. Nickel Digital has just recently finished an analysis reflecting an impact of 1%-3% allocation to Bitcoin within a standard 60% equity / 40% fixed income portfolio. The findings (over a statistically significant 8-year period) indicate that such a controlled allocation not only boosts performance of the underlying portfolio, but also improves Sharpe ratio, thus resulting in a more efficient portfolio construction.

Speakers:

Anatoly Crachilov
Founding Partner & CEO, Nickel Digital
Anatoly is an investment professional with 25 years of experience in investment management and private equity. Prior to co-founding Nickel Digital in 2019, Anatoly was for seven years with investment management divisions of Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan dealing with asset allocation and portfolio construction.

Anatoly earned an MA degree in International Business from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and Executive MBA degree from the University of Oxford in 2009. He returned to Oxford in 2018 to be among the first cohort of global investment professionals to complete Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme, which ultimately led to co-founding of Nickel Digital.

Anndy Lian
Intergovernmental Blockchain Advisor
Anndy Lian is an all-rounded business strategist with more than 15 years of experience in Asia. He has provided advisory across a variety of industries for local, international & public listed companies. Anndy played a pivotal role in not-for-profit and quasi government linked organizations. An avid supporter for incubating start-ups, Anndy has investments in a few health-related companies. He believes that what he is doing for blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses.

Evrard Bordier
CEO and Managing Partner Bordier & Cie, Singapore
Evrard Bordier is chief executive officer of Bordier & Cie, Singapore. In addition, he serves as managing partner of Bordier & Cie Group since 2011, and is president of the board of Bordier Bank (TCI) since 2000. Prior to his current role in Singapore, he was managing director of Bordier International in London for 10 years.

Evrard has been in the financial industry for over 25 years, during which he has garnered extensive international experience holding diverse positions in Singapore, Hong Kong, Geneva, Zurich, and London. Between 1997 and 2000, he served as chief of staff for the Financial Planning and Wealth Management Business Division of UBS in Zurich, overseeing all of its asset management business units across the world. Prior to that, he was a client adviser in the private banking department of Swiss Bank Corporation in Singapore where he covered the markets of Indonesia and Taiwan. He first moved to Asia in 1994 and joined Nomura International in Hong Kong as a broker. Evrard began his professional career as a lawyer at Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva, specialising in the banking and finance practice. Evrard is a direct descendant and fifth generation of the bank’s founding family. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Turks and Caicos Islands Bankers Association, the Financial Industry Association, and the Swiss Financial Planner Organisation.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. Currently, he is appointed as Chairman, Asia for BigONE Exchange and Chief Digital Advisor, Mongolia Productivity Organisation. Anndy is part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region and was previously the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

You can read more about Anndy’s work at www.anndy.com

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Investments in Innovation- 2021 Trends: Anndy Lian Commented “We should look into ASEAN.”

Investments in Innovation- 2021 Trends: Anndy Lian Commented “We should look into ASEAN.”

Day 4 of Digital Week Online Spring 2021 is “Innovation Day”. Investments and innovation work closely together. The panel “Investments in innovations – 2021 trends” has brought in speakers from different background.

Speakers:
Richard Wang, Draper Dragon Fund
Aly Madhavji, Blockchain Founders Fund
Nisa Amoils, Managing Partner of A100x Ventures X
Anndy Lian, Advisory Board Member, Hyundai DAC; Member of Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee

Moderator:
Gordon Einstein, Founding Partner of CryptoLaw Partners

“COVID19 has changed mindsets, it brings businesses out of their comfort zones. It also gives traditional businesses a chance to adopt new technologies, maybe crypto too.” Anndy Lian said. Gordon Einstein echoed by saying “Crisis is an opportunity for change.”

The panel also discussed how the west and east look at innovation. Richard Wang commented and quoting AI as an example. “USA has better technology in term of the algorithm. China has a good market. they have a huge market. But I do believe we have a substantial advantage over USA companies.” Aly Madhavji countered by saying data availability and protection is the key. “China has a different philosophy, and they actually tend to look at it more collectively. Their government can help to enable access to major companies to that data. But in Europe, it is very difficult to do these things.”

Lastly, Gordan asked where are the other opportunities that we should look out for. Nisa Amoils mentioned South East Asia and Africa. Anndy Lian also agreed with Nisa. “We should look at ASEAN as a bloc, there is a population of 700 million. This will be a big region for adoption and business for innovation.”

Digital Week Online is an online Summit that unites tech entrepreneurs, authors, investors, innovators, leading corporates, and key governments. Digital Week Online offers a global cutting edge Digital Transformation programme that highlights the latest trends and issues regarding Society 5.0 – AI, Blockchain, COVID19 Impact, Smart Cities, FinTech, Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Corporate Innovation, Gaming & Entertainment, and more. For more information, visit https://digitalweek.online/.

About Anndy Lian:
Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial blockchain entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030” and currently the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology. He plays a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region. Anndy is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has investments in several traditional companies. He has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

You can read more about Anndy’s work at https://www.anndy.com.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. Currently, he is appointed as Chairman, Asia for BigONE Exchange and Chief Digital Advisor, Mongolia Productivity Organisation. Anndy is part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region and was previously the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

You can read more about Anndy’s work at www.anndy.com

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Blockchain Innovation and Commercialization Should Work Hand in Hand

Blockchain Innovation and Commercialization Should Work Hand in Hand

“Blockchain is likely to become the next technological revolution but innovation and commercialization should work hand in hand to make this happen.” LINFINITY CEO Anndy Lian spoke to Blockchain in Korea in an exclusive interview while attending the WBF World Blockchain Conference in Jeju, Korea.

“The Internet revolution solves the problem of the efficiency of information transmission, and blockchain will solve the problem of its value transmission. The significance of blockchain lies in its distributed structure, by which the information transmitted is transparent, trusted and cannot be artificially tampered.” Anndy said to Wanda, editor of Coinin.

“If we consider the previous technology revolutions changed the structure of workforce and freed human beings from repetitive works, then what blockchain is going to change is the relations of production.” Anndy added, “It is worth noting that in the current bear market, the blockchain industry is facing a crucial time as the market participants have changed from ‘fanaticism’ to ‘rationality’. And we should take market demand as the leading factor by truly understanding the pain points of traditional industries, and carrying out really business cooperation to accelerate the process of blockchain commercialization.”

While introducing LINFINITY, Anndy pointed out that LINFINITY aims to build a trusted anti-counterfeiting platform based on blockchain to create a brand-new supply chain ecosystem. By changing the way data used to be stored and unblocking all aspects of data circulation within the supply chain, it effectively solves the pain points of the traditional supply chain industry. “We are excited with our current progress with our FMCG partners and we strongly believe that in the near future, consumers can use our platform to check and verify the authenticity of the product they purchased.”

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. Currently, he is appointed as Chairman, Asia for BigONE Exchange and Chief Digital Advisor, Mongolia Productivity Organisation. Anndy is part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region and was previously the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

You can read more about Anndy’s work at www.anndy.com

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Blockchain Commercialization: Business Should Take the Leading Position

Blockchain Commercialization: Business Should Take the Leading Position

The FINWISE Hong Kong Summit was held at the L’ hotel Nina et Convention Centre,Hong Kong from 10th to 11th. Linfinity CEO Anndy Lian was invited to attend the summit and delivered a keynote speech.

“The emergence of blockchain has provided unlimited imagination for many traditional industries, but for now, there are still lots of problems to be solved in this field.” Anndy said in his speech, “The true value of blockchain technology, first of all, should be used as a service, implanted into the traditional industry, and constantly improved in the integration with the traditional industry.”

“This requires a process, but simply relying on blockchain is not enough. In terms of anti-counterfeiting solution in the supply chain industry, we also need to work with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), and the business appeals of company and consumer also need to be considered thoroughly. To accelerate the commercialization of blockchain technology, business should take the leading position.”

Recently, Linfinity held a Roundtable discussion in Hong Kong, inviting industry leaders, including the chairmen of the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council (HKSC) and the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics Ltd (HAFFA), to share their insights on the commercialization of blockchain technology. At this moment, Linfinity has reached consensus with a number of Hong Kong companies on blockchain technology cooperation and started its footprint in Hong Kong.

 

 

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. Currently, he is appointed as Chairman, Asia for BigONE Exchange and Chief Digital Advisor, Mongolia Productivity Organisation. Anndy is part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region and was previously the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

You can read more about Anndy’s work at www.anndy.com

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