Digital Assets in Capital Markets

What a Banker Needs to Know
IBF Funding Available | 8 CPD Hours
9 Nov 2022

A digital asset is one that is created on a blockchain / DLT network. Digital assets are everywhere. As a banker, one needs to know how they are created, traded, and invested in. This course focuses on regulated digital assets like bonds, central bank digital currencies, etc.

This course is designed for bankers to understand the key terms and key technologies that form the foundations of the new digital asset world. There are no pre-requisites for the course. The first half of the course will explain foundational matters, while the second half will focus on detailed case studies to cement the participants’ understanding.

Course Modules

  1. Introduction to Blockchain Technology For Capital Markets
  2. This section provides a fundamental understanding on what blockchain is and how it is applied in the capital markets.

    • Web 3.0 and the evolution of capital markets
    • What blockchain is (and what it is not)
    • Brief history of blockchain its importance
    • Building blocks of blockchain
    • Smart contracts
  3. Blockchain/DLT in Secondary Markets
  4. This section explores the uses of DLT in secondary markets and introduces the concept of decentralised exchanges.

    • Introduction to decentralised exchanges
    • Trading on decentralised exchanges
    • Depository and custody in the age of digital assets
  5. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
  6. Participants will learn about what a central bank digital currency is and how it works.

    • What is Central Bank Digital Currency
    • CBDC infrastructures and models
    • Benefits and Limitations of CBDC
    • Implications on financial markets
  7. Tokenisation of Securities & The Alchemy of Atomic Settlement
  8. This section focuses on tokenisation of securities and the concept of atomic settlement and its benefits.

    • Introduction to settlement cycles
    • Introduction to atomic settlements
    • Barriers to atomic settlements
    • Conditions for true atomic settlement
  9. Fractionalisation Using DLT
  10. Participants will explore how fractionalisation of securities can be achieved using DLT and the benefits to
    fractionalisation.

  11. Primary Issuance on Blockchain
  12. Participants will explore how primary issuance of securities can be achieved on blockchain and the advantages over the
    traditional issuance process.

  13. Regulating Digital Assets
  14. This section looks at the regulatory impact of digital assets on the capital markets, such as the Know-Your-Customer
    (KYC) process and the regulatory challenges.

  15. Case Studies
  16. This section will cover case studies on CBDCs, fractional bonds and primary issuance.

Course Instructors

Dr. Rahul Banerjee​

Co-Founder & CEO

Rahul is a DCM-banker with 20 years of experience, including stints at global premier banks such as Credit Suisse, Nomura and Citi. In his previous role, he was the Global Head of International Corporates, Financial Market Sales at Standard Chartered Bank, where his team was based across all the major dealing rooms and covered the Fixed Income needs of large corporate clients.

George Thomas​

Director – Fixed Income, BondEvalue

George has garnered a decade of experience in Fixed Income Markets having previously worked at Credit Suisse. He used to work on the Asian Local Currency Fixed Income Trading desk for over four years primarily focussing on India Offshore and South East Asian markets. His experience includes trading onshore and offshore FX, Swaps, Bonds and Futures in these markets. Prior to that he was in Fixed Income Front Office Technology at Credit Suisse for over 5 years where he worked on Trading Books and Market Pricers built on Excel and C# technologies. George has a Major degree in Computer Engineering and a Minor degree in Finance from the National University of Singapore.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed and curated for capital market professionals who are keen to learn about digital assets.

Teaching Style

A balanced mix of theory & practice where each concept is explained with real-world examples from the current capital markets.

Learning Objectives

 

  • Understand what is blockchain / distributed ledger technology (DLT) and why it is important in capital markets
  • Understand the opportunities of digital assets in capital markets
  • Understand what are central bank digital currencies and their implications on capital markets
  • Understanding conditions and barriers to atomic settlements
  • Understanding regulatory implications and challenges

Fees, Dates & Venue

Fees & Funding

SGD 1,000 before funding and GST

IBF-STS Recognized
70/90% IBF funding available to Singaporeans and PRs

Date and Time
Date Day Time Zone Time
9 November 2022 Wednesday Asia/UK 9am to 5pm SG/HK
17 February 2023 Friday Asia/UK 9am to 5pm SG/HK
12 April 2023 Wednesday Asia/UK 9am to 5pm SG/HK
26 May 2023 Friday Asia/UK 9am to 5pm SG/HK

Venue

The course will be conducted either virtually or in-person with safe distancing measures in place at Bridge+, 79
Robinson Road, Singapore

  1. Introduction to Blockchain Technology For Capital Markets
  2. This section provides a fundamental understanding on what blockchain is and how it is applied in the capital markets.

    • Web 3.0 and the evolution of capital markets
    • What blockchain is (and what it is not)
    • Brief history of blockchain its importance
    • Building blocks of blockchain
    • Smart contracts
  3. Blockchain/DLT in Secondary Markets
  4. This section explores the uses of DLT in secondary markets and introduces the concept of decentralised exchanges.

    • Introduction to decentralised exchanges
    • Trading on decentralised exchanges
    • Depository and custody in the age of digital assets
  5. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
  6. Participants will learn about what a central bank digital currency is and how it works.

    • What is Central Bank Digital Currency
    • CBDC infrastructures and models
    • Benefits and Limitations of CBDC
    • Implications on financial markets
  7. Tokenisation of Securities & The Alchemy of Atomic Settlement
  8. This section focuses on tokenisation of securities and the concept of atomic settlement and its benefits.

    • Introduction to settlement cycles
    • Introduction to atomic settlements
    • Barriers to atomic settlements
    • Conditions for true atomic settlement
  9. Fractionalisation Using DLT
  10. Participants will explore how fractionalisation of securities can be achieved using DLT and the benefits to
    fractionalisation.

  11. Primary Issuance on Blockchain
  12. Participants will explore how primary issuance of securities can be achieved on blockchain and the advantages over the
    traditional issuance process.

  13. Regulating Digital Assets
  14. This section looks at the regulatory impact of digital assets on the capital markets, such as the Know-Your-Customer
    (KYC) process and the regulatory challenges.

  15. Case Studies
  16. This section will cover case studies on CBDCs, fractional bonds and primary issuance.

Dr. Rahul Banerjee​

Co-Founder & CEO

Rahul is a DCM-banker with 20 years of experience, including stints at global premier banks such as Credit Suisse, Nomura and Citi. In his previous role, he was the Global Head of International Corporates, Financial Market Sales at Standard Chartered Bank, where his team was based across all the major dealing rooms and covered the Fixed Income needs of large corporate clients.

George Thomas

Director – Fixed Income, BondEvalue

George has garnered a decade of experience in Fixed Income Markets having previously worked at Credit Suisse. He used to work on the Asian Local Currency Fixed Income Trading desk for over four years primarily focussing on India Offshore and South East Asian markets. His experience includes trading onshore and offshore FX, Swaps, Bonds and Futures in these markets. Prior to that he was in Fixed Income Front Office Technology at Credit Suisse for over 5 years where he worked on Trading Books and Market Pricers built on Excel and C# technologies. George has a Major degree in Computer Engineering and a Minor degree in Finance from the National University of Singapore.

This program is designed and curated for capital market professionals who are keen to learn about digital assets.

Teaching Style

A balanced mix of theory & practice where each concept is explained with real-world examples from the current capital markets.

 

  • Understand what is blockchain / distributed ledger technology (DLT) and why it is important in capital markets
  • Understand the opportunities of digital assets in capital markets
  • Understand what are central bank digital currencies and their implications on capital markets
  • Understanding conditions and barriers to atomic settlements
  • Understanding regulatory implications and challenges

Fees & Funding

SGD 1,000 before funding and GST

IBF-STS Recognized
70/90% IBF funding available to Singaporeans and PRs

Date and Time
Date Day Time Zone Time
9 November 2022 Wednesday Asia/UK 9am to 5pm SG/HK
17 February 2023 Friday Asia/UK 9am to 5pm SG/HK
12 April 2023 Wednesday Asia/UK 9am to 5pm SG/HK
26 May 2023 Friday Asia/UK 9am to 5pm SG/HK

Venue

The course will be conducted either virtually or in-person with safe distancing measures in place at Bridge+, 79
Robinson Road, Singapore

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Terms & Conditions

Course fees are non-refundable. Customers can reach out to us via email for further clarifications.

Assessment

The course will conclude with an online assessment of up to 20 multiple-choice questions, requiring an 70% pass rate. Candidates may re-sit the assessment as many times as required.

Disclaimer

The materials and information contained herein are solely for general information reference and educational purposes only, and not intended to constitute nor as a substitute for legal, commercial and/or financial advice from an independent licensed or qualified professional. The information, opinions and views expressed herein are not, and shall not constitute an offer or a recommendation to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy or an offer to purchase any securities, nor should it be deemed to be an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, or a recommendation, to purchase or sell any investment product or service or engage in any investment strategy.  Nothing herein has been tailored to the investment objectives or financial situation of any specific individual, are current only as of the date hereof and may be subject to change at any time without prior notice. No representation, warranty or claim whatsoever is made nor implied as to the accuracy or completeness of any material or information contained herein, nor we have no liability whatsoever for any error, inaccuracies or omissions. No reliance should be made on the materials or information herein for any investment decision, and we accept no liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss whatsoever which may arise from the use or reliance of any such material or information.  The business of investing is a complicated matter that requires serious financial due diligence for each investment.  No representation whatsoever on the suitability or otherwise of any securities, products, or services for any particular investor.  Each investor is solely responsible for its own independent investment decision based on its personal investment objectives, financial circumstances and risk tolerance, and should seek its own independent legal, tax and other professional advice prior to any such decision.

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For inquiries:


Raahil Shah - VP, BondEvalue

raahil.shah@bondevalue.com,
+65 9822 4702 / +852 8170 0240

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