(Specific) Financial Products & Associated Risk Management

The Surge of Digital Securities



With blockchain technology and the development of digital assets getting more mature, digital securities, or some may call them security tokens, are revolutionizing traditional financial market with huge influence on illiquid assets such as private shares, real estates, art collections, etc. This course provides an overview of the digital securities landscape and how blockchain technology would be a game change.


1. Overview of the digital assets market
    - The Fall of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
    - Initial Coin Offerings vs Digital Securities Offerings (DSO)
2. Existing problems for illiquid asset investment
    - From asset owner perspective
    - From investor perspective
3. Concept of share ownership
4. Introduction of Digital Shares
    - Digital Securities are the future of ownership
    - How blockchain technology enables Digital Securities
    - Types of Digital Securities
5. Advantages of Digital Securities Offerings (DSO)
6. Global development on Digital Securities

Who should attend

Brokers, asset and fund managers or those who are interested in this topic

Speaker/Course Instructor

Adrian LAI
Adrian is the CEO of a technology platform that enables digitization of illiquid assets such as private companies, funds, real estate and other assets using blockchain technology. He is also the Managing Partner of a cryptocurrency investment and blockchain advisory firm of which he is responsible for the overall investment strategies, with major focus on equity investment in blockchain infrastructure companies. Adrian has diversified experiences in sales, marketing, fintech and corporate governance.

In addition, Adrian is a columnist at SCMP on digital securities. He has been a commentator for Wall Street Journal, CNN and Bloomberg Businessweek on the digital asset landscape.


Date & Time
Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 (6:30PM - 8:30PM)
HKSI Institute Training Centre
SFC:2.00, PWMA:2.00

For the English session (Thursday, 31 Jan 2019), please refer to this link: https://goo.gl/62NudX