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How blockchain is helping the small guy invest in hedge funds

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

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Oi-Yee Choo
B. G., Opalesque Geneva:

ADDX, Asia's largest private market exchange, is on a mission to democratise the private capital markets through blockchain and smart contract technology. With these technologies, the exchange can eliminate manual interventions in the life cycle of the likes of pre-IPO equity, funds, and bonds. This democratisation means they can also reduce minimum investments.

In July for example, Helicap Investments listed its flagship fund, Helicap Fund I, a micro-lending fund, on ADDX, allowing investors to invest US$10K in the fund instead of the minimum US$250k.

Using digital securities, ADDX has listed the global macro hedge fund Quantedge, offering access to investors at a minimum size of US$20k, instead of the usual US$1m. Quantedge, a specialised manager based in Singapore and New York, runs a systematic quantitative investment strategy and manages more than US$3bn worth of assets.

"We started in 2020 with the hedge funds," CEO Oi-Yee Choo tells Opalesque. "We had a feeder fund of Quantedge. We had two other smaller hedge funds that did reasonably ......................

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