In this white paper, we assess both the present and future states of tokenisation in asset management – exploring key recent developments, the different approaches to tokenisation that are currently being pursued, and the opportunities that lie ahead. The paper addresses several key questions on how tokenisation can be applied including:
- When we say tokenisation, what do we mean by it? What is actually being tokenised and for what purpose?
- What are the different models for tokenised investment products, and what are their distinctive advantages?
- What steps must the industry take to realise the opportunities of tokenisation, and what could the future look like?
Tokenisation will be a change of transformative importance for asset managers, touching all aspects of the work they do. It promises to significantly accelerate the pace of product development, the scale of cost reduction, and the ways in which more customers can be served with greater choice, convenience and levels of personalisation.
But to realise those opportunities, there must be clarity in how the industry thinks about tokenisation, and conviction in how it executes. This paper seeks to aid that process, exploring in-depth the transformation it could bring.