Blockchain and the reshaping of investment management

We look at how the widespread adoption of smart contracts, digital identities and other innovative blockchain components can affect the investment-management industry.

Nov 28, 2018 | Invesco

In this article from our latest edition of Risk & Reward , we cover various aspects of the blockchain phenomenon, with a focus on capital markets. Our central argument is that the blockchain will transform the capital markets by speeding up settlement and clearing, enabling “smart contracts”, making data delivery faster and encouraging disintermediation. We also cover possible threats to this development, especially regulatory issues, and discuss potential risks arising from the new technology.

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