Northern Trust's global head of market advocacy and innovation says asset managers and pension funds are still waiting for the right infrastructure for the trading and custody of digital assets.
Nick Neri will be responsible for the overall planning and execution of the US business development strategies.
Move aims to provide institutional comfort for engagement in digital asset lending.
The new business known as Fidelity Digital Assets will offer custody and trade execution of cryptocurrencies to institutional investors from 2019.
Kingdom Trust secures insurance for digital assets from Lloyd’s of London held on custody platform.
MAS and SGX have been among the leaders in promoting the use of blockchain technology in financial markets.
Northern Trust is currently providing accounting services for select clients that have a small portion of their assets in cryptocurrencies.
Crypto fund-only fund administrator launches with $700 million in cryptocurrency assets under administration from around the world.
A fully integrated trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets is set to launch in 2019.