Toronto’s Ninepoint Partners has launched a Digital Asset Group and appointed Alex Tapscott as Managing Director to lead the new unit.
Ninepoint Partners is one of Canada’s leading alternative investment management firms overseeing approximately $7 billion in assets under management and institutional contracts.
Alex Tapscott is an entrepreneur, writer and seasoned capital markets professional focused on the impact of blockchain and cryptocurrencies on financial markets, business and government.
“We’re thrilled to have Alex join our team,” says Ninepoint Partners co-CEO and Managing Partner, James Fox. “We believe digital assets have an important and undeniable role to play in the future, and, as an industry thought leader, Alex will be leading Ninepoint’s efforts to educate our clients on this important sector. We can’t think of a more capable and accomplished individual for the role.”
Alex is the co-author of the critically-acclaimed, non-fiction best-seller, Blockchain Revolution, which has been translated into more than 15 languages. He is also the editor of Financial Services Revolution: How Blockchain is Transforming Money, Markets and Banking.
In 2017, Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), a global think-tank investigating blockchain strategies, opportunities and use-cases.
“I am delighted to join Ninepoint Partners to launch the Digital Assets Group,” says Alex. “Ninepoint is an innovative and entrepreneurial company with a strong track record in the alternative asset space. As a firm, we are perfectly positioned to enter the dynamic digital asset ecosystem. Digital assets and blockchain will transform money, markets, and business in profound ways. This fast-emerging asset class is an important addition to a well-diversified portfolio.”