Asset tokenization allows for the creation of digital versions of real-world alternative assets, such as property, artwork, or private equity securities, in the form of a digital token on a blockchain. Alternatives are often difficult for the average investor to purchase and hold due to high barriers to entry, such as large upfront costs and the need for specialized knowledge and expertise. Tokenizing assets creates a representation of legal rights in a digital format which allows them to be bought and sold in smaller increments, enabling a wider range of investors to participate in the ownership and appreciation of these assets. These rights, such as ownership or revenue sharing, can be encoded into the asset token itself, making it easier to track and enforce the rights in a transparent and secure manner.
This seminar will introduce the concept of real-world asset tokenization and its impact on conventional private markets for alternative assets. It will cover fundamental business, technical, legal and regulatory aspects of this new form of representation of rights and explore how private capital markets may evolve powered by innovation—and the emerging opportunities for young professionals in the field today.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Florian M Spiegl is an innovator, entrepreneur, and executive at the intersection of Private Capital Markets and FinTech.
He is the Founder and CEO of EVIDENT, an investment platform for alternative assets with a positive impact.
Before starting EVIDENT, Florian served as CEO and board member of Hunter Technology Corp., a publicly listed commodities trading technology company. Previously, he co-founded FinFabrik, a Hong Kong-based blockchain technology company that was acquired in 2020.
His earlier corporate career spanned strategy consulting with the Boston Consulting Group in Vienna and New York. He also worked in wealth and asset management with Credit Suisse in Switzerland, London, and Singapore.
Florian is an angel investor in innovation and impact ventures. Among other activities, he is a co- founder of the Hong Kong FinTech Association, lecturer for the FinTech MBA course at Hong Kong University and serves on the FinTech Advisory Board of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.
The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this seminar 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.