Executive Programme 2024
Tokenised Securities – What’s in store for 2024
Will 2024 be the inflection point for tokenised securities where we see greater legal and regulatory clarity, technology standardisation, integration of digital payment rails, as well as connectivity across DLT and legacy platforms?
2023 witnessed a number of initiatives using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and tokenised securities. These initiatives have demonstrated new opportunities for financial market participants to transform the ways in which they issue, and manage the life cycle of capital market products. After extensive pilots and several live issuances, new operating models are emerging that can deliver operational efficiency and liquidity benefits across entire trade flows and to asset classes such as tokenised bonds and structured products.
There is increasing industry realisation that that the adoption of digital assets and modern technologies, such as DLT, are gaining momentum with industry reports forecasting nearly USD 4 to 5 trillion of outstanding tokenised securities by 2030 from debt instruments, fund products, and securities collateral.
Join our expert panellists Sriram Chakravarthi and Swapnil Pawar as they analyse the major developments relating to tokenised securities in 2023 and look ahead to what’s in store for 2024.
1 February 2024 – 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
1 hour duration
Online format – Zoom webinar
Sriram heads regulatory affairs and industry engagement at Marketnode which is a joint venture between the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Temasek focused on digital markets infrastructure. In this role, Sriram is responsible for assessing and managing regulatory requirements for Marketnode’s products and services and interfacing with regulators, policy makers and industry associations on legal and regulatory issues.
Sriram was previously a partner in the corporate and South Asia practices at Rajah & Tann Asia. Prior to that, he was a Senior Director (Legal Development) and Chief Legal Counsel at the Singapore Academy of Law.
Sriram is qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore and as a Solicitor in England and Wales. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Bangalore University, India and Master of Laws degree from Tulane University, USA. He has completed the General Management Program from Harvard Business School, USA.
Swapnil runs ASQI Technologies – a company focused on applying emerging technologies for solving real-world problems. In this role, Swapnil works with clients across industries in conceptualizing, architecting and implementing solutions based on blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning for enterprise clients. He drives the business strategy for ASQI and leads the foundation for Newrl blockchain – a layer-1 chain focused on real world asset tokenization and enterprise implementation of blockchain technology.
Swapnil was previously a portfolio manager for India, mid-frequency, long-short quantitative equities with Engineers Gate – a quant hedge fund headquartered in New York, USA. Here, he used alternate data and fundamental data related to listed companies and developed machine learning algorithms to arrive at predictive signals for stock prices. Earlier he worked across asset management, wealth management and capital markets in India. He started his professional journey with The Boston Consulting Group in Mumbai.
Swapnil is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a post-graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.