Virtual reality is increasingly being used by companies for a variety of things impossible to achieve without it. But while it has great potential, it also presents risks and challenges for society, Professor Jeremy Bailenson, founding director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University, told delegates at CAIS 2018.
The world in part is moving from an ethos of globalism to protectionism – but it can be difficult to assess the extent to which this will continue and how investors should react to such a movement globally, Professor Amin Rajan, CEO, CREATE-Research, told delegates at CAIS 2018.
Cayman Finance, the body that develops and promotes the Cayman Islands’ financial services industry, has formed a working group tasked with developing ways in which the benefits of Fintech can be embraced by the financial services industry by solving some of the challenges around regulation and transparency.
Technology is changing the world but the alternative investments sector is well positioned to leverage this technology and thrive on the change it will bring.
The attributes that have made the Cayman Islands so attractive to the financial services sector – and the alternative investment space in particular – over the years will also ensure its relevance to the burgeoning financial technology space, the Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islands, told delegates at the 2018 Cayman Alternative Investment Summit.
Digital disruption is changing industries, businesses and operating models driven by three intertwined forces: the falling cost of technology, the availability of data and cloud computing and the emergence of artificial intelligence.
Bitcoin is here to stay, will increase in value and become increasingly important to the global financial system, Mark Yusko, CEO and CIO, Morgan Creek Capital Management, told delegates at the 2018 Cayman Alternative Investment Summit in a presentation called: Alternative Investments: predictions for a digital age.
The world has entered a new ‘information’ age and the pace of change means it is increasingly hard to predict the future. But Maurice Conti, chief innovation officer, Alpha, which is billed as Europe's first moonshot factory, believes the future will revolve around ways in which the natural capabilities of humans are augmented by technology.
‘Don’t fall in love’ – was one of the key messages from panelists on a session called ‘Over 100 years investing in hedge funds – what we can learn for the future?’, held at the 2018 Cayman Alternative Investment Summit, which was chaired by Peter Fletcher, managing director, PHF Capital.
Implementing a strategy that allows funds to invest responsibly and defines what this means for different funds and investors will only become more commonplace in the future, with a growing number of funds acknowledging that investors are asking them if they can report on this element of their activities.