The ACI UK Square Mile Debate on 12 April brought together 150 financial markets participants – banks, brokers, platforms and buy side firms – for a lively and informed debate on the perception and reality of the burgeoning crypto currency industry in respect to professional markets participants. Our expert panellists – Sohail Raja, Societe Generale, Cathy Lyall, Bernard Lunn, Tomas Carruthers, and Alan Scott, led by Moderator Katie Martin (FT) – presented diverse views on the evolution and application of the current crypto environment within financial market workflows, but all agreed that industry ‘professionalisation’ was a long way off. There was also broad consensus on the need for much more rigorous ‘investor protection’ in respect of ICOs and crypto trading to create a more positive perception within the professional trading community. A more comprehensive report of the event will be published shortly
ACI UK offers its sincere thanks to event co-host Societe Generale for their generous support and to all of our excellent panellists, for a lively and engaging Square Mile Debate. Join us at the next one on June 21st!