Category: Analysis

Here’s a news story you might have missed: “The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) is the first European museum to tokenize a masterpiece to democratize art investment. In partnership with Rubey and Tokeny, KMSKA has leveraged the legal, marketing and technological expertise of both teams to launch its compliant ERC-3643 based security token…

Custody is dead. Long live custody. The results are in and, predictably, market observers are focused on the wrong thing. First things first: the banks that have a serious custody/inserv business did well in 2021, generally reporting good revenue growth against the continuing backdrop of low, zero or negative interest rates. Can you hear the…

“The good news is that you didn’t have a stroke. The bad news is it looks like you might have Parkinson’s Disease.” These were the words uttered by my neurologist almost five years ago. Since that day (which is forever etched in my memory), I have learnt that my neurologist was correct. I did in…

Were you surprised by BlackRock’s selection of its new providers? You shouldn’t have been, if you’ve been paying attention for the last five years. When you’re on a winning streak, the best thing you can do is to keep on doing the same things you’ve been doing that helped you to win in the first…

ISSA – the Zurich-based International Securities Services Association – is a sponsored talking shop. With a grab bag membership of global and local custodians, CSDs, exchanges and tech companies, it has always struggled to define its raison d’être. Its achievements are modest, and much of the valuable work it might have taken on has instead…