The Impact of COVID-19 on Digital Assets

A background of digital assets, and whether or not it is a momentary trend or a permanent shift to how people will invest.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Digital Assets

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  • The current pandemic has given rise to a new market trend - central banks digital currency - at least in writing, but with the will to execute shortly as the economies face unprecedented slowdowns and require direct support to individuals as well as SMEs.

  • The rise of digital assets is not new, but is gearing up amid growing habits for dematerialised relations. With it come risks, required modelling and appetite framework, alongside an important IT component. 

  • In a time of liquidity constraints, safe havens search, the acceleration of digital assets is seeing a record number of banks and platforms to replicate the organisation infrastructure, from clearing to storage

In this online training course, our speaker Matthieu Sachot will give a background of digital assets, and will it be a momentary trend or a permanent shift to how people will invest their resources. The course will delve into what caused the acceleration of the usage of digital assets, and what are the current and future challenges and opportunities ahead for central banks, market participants and the impacts for clients.

Matthieu Sachot

Director, head of transition, treasury and liquidity

Chappuis Halder & Co.

Matthieu Sachot is a director at Chappuis Halder & Co. Asia-Pacific, global co-head of the Front Office offer, and leading the Treasury / Liquidity and Regulatory streams. Matthieu joined CH&Co. in 2013, previously Cross-Border Debt Syndicate for Citigroup Global Markets, as well as Investment Manager and ALM / Liquidity risk manager in Tokyo and New York. Matthieu is considered a Go-to-Expert in ALM, Treasury and Liquidity risks. Matthieu is leading key projects on LIBOR Transition, Collateral performance, Front Office business growth, market crisis management, as well as international and local regulatory impacts for CIBs and Asset Managers in Asia, from new rules implementation, to robotics / fintech integration.

Matthieu speaks regularly at conferences such as Asia Risk, PASLA, PRMIA, DTCC / Euroclear and is a regular writer on key hot topics for global and Asian markets.

Matthieu is based in Hong Kong and holds an MBA in Financial Markets from Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), with a speciality in Liquidity Risk and Asset Liability Management (ALM).

Who should attend?
  • ALM
  • Business Managers
  • Finance
  • Risk Managers
  • Sales
  • Risk Managers
  • Structuring
  • Traders
  • Treasury
Course highlights
  • Digital currencies acceleration as COVID-19 continues
  • Digital assets challenges to firms and organizations
  • Looking forward to the future and the utilization of digital assets