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Research Perspective Vol. 66

A recent PwC report showed that global assets under management are going to surpass $145.4 trillion by 2025, currently at $84.9 trillion. Investments targeting alternative asset classes will more than double to 21.1 trillion. Investors will be looking to pursue opportunities in established asset classes such as real assets, private equity, private debt (trade finance, peer-to-peer lending in particular) and hedge funds and in more niche markets including machine learning/systematic strategies and cryptocurrencies. In this perspective, we focus on cryptocurrency and systematic trading strategies due to the prevailing “phrenitis” of investors allocating to the space or being in the process...