Is cryptocurrency an asset class that institutional traders can add to their existing portfolio? If so, how does one go about diversifying with cryptocurrencies?
Institutional trading cannot be compared to an individual investor, who can log onto Coinbase and check their various positions. Financial institutions routinely manage millions of dollars in assets. To do this effectively, they need a platform built to scale. There’s just one problem: not long ago, those platforms didn’t exist.
Infrastructure for institutional crypto trading was once non-existent. Omniex changed that with one of the first institutional-level trading platforms for crypto assets. As the founder of Omniex, Hu Liang has maintained a front-row view of the challenges and rewards of being an early entrant in the institutional crypto trading space. In this episode he shares his experiences, insights, and projections for the future of crypto asset trading platforms.
About Hu: Hu Liang is the co-founder and CEO of Omniex, the institutional investment and trading platform for crypto-assets. Hu was most recently a Senior Managing Director and founder of the Emerging Technologies Center (ETC) at State Street Bank & Trust. Hu was in Hong Kong from 2011 to 2015, where he led State Street Global Market’s electronic platforms and State Street Global Exchange’s analytics businesses for State Street Asia Pacific. He is a technologist at heart, Hu has directed his focus towards the fintech sector and hasn’t looked back.
What you will learn in this episode:
- The differentiating aspects of individual investing and institutional investing.
- How to approach investment in crypto, a non-tangible asset.
- What the way forward for institutional crypto investing is.
Hu Liang: /Liang
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