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OC Horizon taps the Asian fintech and digital assets market

Friday, June 01, 2018

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York for New Managers:

Asian investors have been quick to adopt cryptocurrencies. Already used to slick digital payment methods like Alipay and others, the use of digital currency has been easy to integrate. Now, Singapore-based OC Horizon hopes to make it easier for Asian investors to gain broad exposure to digital currencies as well as the fintech companies leading the next digital revolution.

OC Horizon is part of Overseas China Investment Management, the Singapore subsidiary of Hangzhou-based Overseas China Fund Management.

"We think there's a big opportunity in the Asian market. Asian investors are very interested in digital assets but there aren't as many funds available as there are in other areas. We are filling that need," says Justin Chan, Chief Investment Officer at OCIM.

With OC Horizon, the investment team is taking an interdisciplinary approach to evaluating fintech companies, including those using blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Chan says it is important to recognize how these technologies impact a broad range of industries as well as daily life. "It isn't enough to simply understand the technology," he contends. "We need to study how things have evolved to decipher their implications. That is where our major gains have come from, and that is where they will continue to come from."

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