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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Anndy Lian Speaks to Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, DeFi & beyond

Anndy Lian Speaks to Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, DeFi & beyond

Blockcast.cc: Dear Bobby, this is Anndy Lian, I am a governmental blockchain advisor, book author and most recent Board Member of Hyundai DAC. We have in fact met very briefly in Malaysia during one of your meet-up. Good to hear from you again, can you give an introduction of yourself?

Bobby: Sure! I’m the co-founder of CoinGecko, an analytics platform for tracking cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets. CoinGecko was established in April 2014 and is the largest cryptocurrency data aggregator in the world.

CoinGecko provides comprehensive information derived from thousands of data points such as price, trading volume, market capitalization, developer strength, community statistics, and more. We currently track over 7,000 tokens from more than 400 exchanges.

Blockcast.cc: Tell us how you started CoinGecko?

Bobby: I met my co-founder, TM Lee in 2013. We were both interested in Bitcoin and were trading some alternative cryptocurrencies. We wanted some additional data such as community and developer data that was not available anywhere else. We decided to track these data on a website and make these data available for other people as well. This was how CoinGecko got started.

 

Blockcast.cc: What is your vision and mission for CoinGecko? What do you aim to
achieve in the long run?

Bobby: Our mission is to empower the cryptocurrency community with a 360-degree overview of the crypto market. We believe that in the future, anything of value that can be tokenized will be tokenized. We are building the infrastructure needed to track this decentralized future where we will have millions of tokens trading in the world and we aim to help traders get the relevant information for these tokens.

 

Blockcast.cc: I have openly commented on how the metrics do not work well in today’s context where many of the projects/ exchanges washed their trades. How do you see this? How can this be improved?

Bobby: Yes, we used to sort exchanges by trading volume. However, by early-2019, we started noticing that many exchanges were conducting wash trading and faking their trading volume numbers to appear larger and more liquid than what they actually are. We were not happy that the results for exchanges were no longer accurate and felt a deep responsibility to our users not to divert them to these small exchanges faking their volume.

Thus in May 2019, we introduced an algorithm to rank exchanges called Trust Score. This algorithm looks at multiple metrics for exchanges such as bid/ask spread, orderbook depth, web traffic estimate, exchange API quality, AML/KYC compliance and cybersecurity practices to give a holistic overview of each exchange’s quality. Exchanges are graded on a 1-10 scale and many of the exchanges conducting wash trading were no longer ranked at the top on CoinGecko.

 

Blockcast.cc: How is your ranking metrics compared to other similar platforms?

Bobby: We were the first crypto data aggregator to move away from ranking exchanges using trading volume. We saw how this metric had been manipulated by many non-regulated exchanges and introduced Trust Score to look at other liquidity based metrics.

Our metrics take into account several factors mentioned above such that it is holistic and robust. It does not use anyone single factor that can be easily manipulated by exchanges. We are also constantly looking to improve Trust Score and have done a few improvements since our launch.

 

Blockcast.cc: Will there be a chance that CoinGecko will transform into a wallet or an exchange? If no, will the group most likely to invest indirectly into the ecosystem?

Bobby: We view wallets and exchanges as our partners and have no plans to offer either of the above services for the time being.

If there are interesting opportunities to invest, we may consider it on a personal capacity as CoinGecko does not currently invest in any companies directly.

 

Blockcast.cc: What is your personal opinion of the blockchain and crypto industry? What is the future like?

Bobby: We view the blockchain and crypto industry as a multi-decade growth industry similar to how the Internet industry was in the early-1990s. There are tremendous opportunities offered in this space. It is still very hard for the average person to use crypto apps and as these apps get easier, faster, cheaper to use, it is expected that the mainstream audience will start using them and fuel growth in the years to come.

Blockchain and crypto industry offers permissionless innovation and there will be many interesting protocols and applications launched in the future. We view a future where there will be millions of tokens and we are building the foundation needed to support this future.

 

Blockcast.cc: How do you see Bitcoin, do you think Bitcoin will go to a value of $100,000 per coin like some said?

Bobby: Yes, I don’t see why Bitcoin will not go to $100,000 in the next few bull runs. Can’t tell when but eventually in the future. Bitcoin’s price is highly speculative by nature.

 

Blockcast.cc: Apart from Bitcoin, can you name 5 more coins that you see huge potential?

Bobby: I am particularly interested in seeing how Ethereum will perform as most of the innovations are coming on top of the Ethereum platform such as Decentralized Finance.
I am also interested to see how exchange tokens such as Binance Coin perform. Will it evolve from a fee-burn model or convert into some sort of governance model in the future.
I am also paying some attention to governance tokens such as Maker, Kyber and Compound. These governance token models will probably be something that will be adopted by many token teams in the future.

 

Blockcast.cc: Please share an inspiring quote for our readers.

Bobby: I like this quote by Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia:

“Believe the unbelievable, dream the impossible and never take no for an answer.”

 

Blockcast.cc: Tan Sri Dr. Fernades is indeed an inspiring legend in the South East Asia Market. I have the honour to meet him in Singapore over dinner many years ago. He is an industry changer. Thanks for your time Bobby. Your insights are great. Keep up the good work for the crypto industry. 

 

 

 

Original Source: https://blockcast.cc/interviews/blockcast-cc-in-conversation-with-bobby-ong-co-founder-of-coingecko-believe-the-unbelievable-dream-the-impossible-and-never-take-no-for-an-answer/

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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Anndy Lian Speaks at Wealth Secrets ”Blockchain Unified: Law, Governance & Ethics”

Anndy Lian Speaks at Wealth Secrets ”Blockchain Unified: Law, Governance & Ethics”

Anndy Lian will speak at Wealth Secrets ”Blockchain Unified: Law, Governance & Ethics” on 20th May 2020. Wealth Secrets is an international platform for investors and have over 10,000 members so far led by Nana Kay from Ghana.

Anndy is currently an intergovernmental blockchain advisor and is active in the Asia market. He is also the Asia Chairman for Decent Foundation based in Switzerland. He will share insights on his work with the regulators and also how DECENT, DCORE technology will help to unified businesses and blockchain.

Find out more about Wealth Secrets at https://twitter.com/WSecretsGuest. You can also get more updates at https://twitter.com/anndylian.

 

 

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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TV Chosun: Anndy Lian Speaks about Global Corporations cultivate blockchain

TV Chosun: Anndy Lian Speaks about Global Corporations cultivate blockchain

[GLOBAL LEADERS FORUM 2018] Session5 (세션5) – 앤디 리안 (Anndy Lian)_CEO of blockchain platform Linfinity [Ch.19] 재미에 감동을 더하다, TV조선

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To0NaE-d8g4&list=PLdL7USGieQC37zsctCIaO963btfsFXZ3s&index=9

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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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