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How Investment Management CIOs Can Identify Practical Blockchain Use Cases

Published: 06 March 2018

ID: G00351579

Analyst(s): Ali Merji , Chuck Thomas


There's a lot of hype about blockchain in the investment management industry, but few real-world implementations. CIOs can use this research to cut through the hype and focus on use cases for this emerging technology that align with their firms' strategic objectives.

Table Of Contents


  • Blockchain in Investment Services: A Transformational Technology in Search of Practical Use Cases
  • The Challenges to Blockchain Adoption in Investment Management
    • Technological Immaturity
    • Uncertainty About Regulations and Lack of Industry Standards
    • Cost and Lack of Return on Investment
  • Use Cases: The Key to Understanding the Potential Impact of Blockchain
    • The Two Leading Use Cases
    • Four Other Use Cases
  • Publicly Announced Blockchain Proofs of Concept in Investment Management
  • The Bottom Line

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