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Commentary: Tokenisation unlocks illiquid markets

By Pierre Ortlieb in London

The promise of tokenisation lies in substantially reducing remaining illiquidity discounts by creating tokens that represent partial ownership rights to underlying illiquid assets. This is particularly encouraging in the commercial and residential real estate sectors, where frictions and barriers to investment, including minimum capital requirements, can be high. Once the rules of this market are written, tokenisation could change the nature of liquidity in the investment universe, unlocking the global potential of previously illiquid properties.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: Global financial stability with Tobias Adrian

Thursday 24 January 2019, New York, 15:30 EST

More than 10 years since the financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund’s global financial stability report investigates whether we are any safer.

Tobias Adrian, the financial counsellor and director of the Fund’s monetary and capital markets department, will outline during an OMFIF meeting in New York the current and potential future risks and engage in discussion on topics covered in the IMF report.

Request to attend the meeting.

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