SIAA Monthly – February 2024

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    •  Treasury proposes a new Financial Product called a Digital Asset Facility’
      The proposed regulatory framework for digital asset platforms, as set out in the Australian Treasury’s consultation paper, if adopted, will usher in a new financial product and will be an important regulatory link between traditional financial products and crypto assets. 
    • Using options to ‘Repair a stock position’ 
      No one’s perfect. We’ve all had stock positions in our portfolio that haven’t performed as expected, where we’d simply settle to break even and live to fight another day. Even the oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, has had a few of these failed investments himself. 
    • HNW investors embracing endowment-aligned strategies 
      Australia’s high-net-worth (HNW) investors ($1m+ in investable assets) and ultra-high-net-worth investors ($10m+ investable assets) are increasingly looking beyond traditional bonds and equities with a notable pivot towards alternative investments such as private equity, private credit and structured products. 
    • What you need to know about Payments 
      Payments, the business of paying and receiving funds, is growing rapidly. It is estimated in 2024 to have a market size of $14 trillion in APAC alone. Globally and regionally, a growth rate in APAC of about 16% per annum is expected for 2024.