OSL Launches Cap Intro Service, Announces Final Lineup for Inaugural Digital Asset Cap Intro Conference

  • OSL CEO Wayne Trench to deliver opening remarks

  • MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor to host fireside chat

  • Event features keynotes from CoinShares’ Meltem Dimirors and CME’s Tim McCourt

Singapore – 12 March 2021 – OSL Prime Brokerage, Asia’s leading digital asset prime broker and member of BC Technology Group (stock code: 863 HK), today announced the launch of its capital introduction service and the final speaker line-up for its inaugural Digital Asset Capital Introduction conference, the first of its kind for the digital asset industry. OSL provides a full suite of capital introduction services through its prime brokerage business unit.

The conference will be held from 08:30 – 14:30 (SGT) on 17 March 2021, and will feature senior representatives from MicroStrategy, CME Group, CoinShares, DBS, Zodia, PwC, The Capital Company, Simmons & Simmons, Equities First Holdings, and range of market-leading digital asset fund managers. 

”With digital assets such as Bitcoin now established as the first new asset class in 30 years, sovereigns, institutions, corporates, private banks and family offices are grappling with how to invest,” said OSL CEO Wayne Trench. “Early-mover advantage still exists, and the OSL Capital Introduction Conference 2021 provides a forum for investors and asset allocators to interact with industry leaders on how to gain exposure to digital assets.”

For the conference, OSL Prime Brokerage has curated a range of channels that investors and asset allocators may use to gain exposure to digital assets. The OSL Digital Asset Capital Introduction Conference will connect institutional and professional investors to leading managers, infrastructure providers and other industry leaders to discuss the various ways and means to invest in digital assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum and security tokens (i.e. STOs). 

The virtual conference, which consists of a number of speeches and interactive panels, will feature opening remarks from OSL CEO Wayne Trench, a fireside chat with MicroStrategy CEO and Bitcoin treasury pioneer Michael Saylor, and keynote addresses from CoinShares Chief Strategy Officer Meltem Dimirors and Tim McCourt, CME Group Managing Director and Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products.

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor is one of the market’s most well-known and vocal supporters of using Bitcoin for corporate treasury. As of 5 March 2021 his company has purchased approximately BTC91,065, which has an approximate value of USD5.18 billion as of the timing of this release.

At the conference, industry experts from traditional finance and digital assets will a discuss a variety of topics, including: Direct Investment Into Digital Assets (e.g. Bitcoin and Ethereum); Why Institutions, Family Offices and Allocators are Now Investing in Digital Assets; and The Evolution of Digital Asset Custody, Security and Regulation. 

“Digital assets, and Bitcoin in particular, are increasingly becoming part of our society and our economic system,” said CoinShares Chief Strategy Officer Meltim Demirors. “It’s not a question of ‘when’ big-name financial institutions will be heavily invested in digital assets, it’s a question of ‘how much’ they will invest.” 

“Institutional demand for digital assets, including regulated crypto derivatives such as CME Bitcoin futures and options and recently launched Ether futures, continues to grow,” said Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products. “Events like these provide an important platform for engaging with institutional participants across Asia. We look forward to this and other opportunities to continue to educate institutional and professional traders on the benefits of crypto derivatives.”

OSL will be further represented at the conference by its Head of Distribution and Prime Matt Long, Head of Prime Brokerage Sales Matt Twomey and Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives Kanny Lee

The event speaker lineup also includes:

  • Arrano Alpha Fund CIO Avaneesh Acquilla

  • Apollo Capital CIO Henrik Andersson

  • BlockTower Capital Investment Director and Head of Asia Steve Lee

  • CMCC Capital Managing Partner and Co-Founder Martin Baumann

  • DBS Executive Director and Head of Business and Listing Daniel Lee

  • Digital Asset Capital Management Co-Founder and CEO Richard Galvin

  • EquitiesFirstSenior Managing Director Jeff Smith

  • Kernel Capital Hedge Fund Manager Julien Guerrand

  • MaiCapital Managing Partner Marco Lim

  • PwC Global Crypto Leader and Partner Henri Arslanian

  • Simmons & Simmons Partner Gaven Cheong

  • Swiss-Asia Financial Services COO and Managing Partner Steve Knabl

  • TCM Capital CEO and Founding Partner Bob Tucker

  • The Capital Company Founding Partner Harmen Overdijk

  • Zodia Custody CEO Maxime de Guillebon

For a full rundown of the conference, including registration details and as speaker profiles, please  visit the registration page at this link .

About OSL

Backed by Asia’s leading public fintech and digital asset company, OSL Group (863.HK), formerly BC Technology Group, OSL is the world’s first SFC-licensed and insured digital asset platform. Founded in 2018, OSL has an established history in the sector and is recognised by many as the leader in providing comprehensive regulated and licensed digital asset solutions.

OSL offers Markets services (brokerage, exchange, and custody) and SaaS technology solutions, which deliver institutional clients in addition to professional and retail investors access to global liquidity through its best-in-class digital asset platform. OSL’s secured and insured hot and cold wallet infrastructure also ensures the safekeeping of digital assets with timely transaction settlements.

As the digital asset industry continues to evolve, so does OSL. OSL’s simple and tailored approach compliantly navigates international clients through the evolving digital assets environment.

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