SDAX and Ownera Collaborate to Provide Global Distribution for Private Market Digital Securities

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Singapore-based SDAX, a leading private markets investment and trading platform, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ownera, a provider of a global inter-trading network based on the open-source FinP2P protocol, to distribute digital securities over the Ownera FinP2P network.

The digital securities business is rapidly expanding, but it lacks a centralised global distribution network that connects issuers, investors, exchanges, and other market participants. As a result, institutional adoption and investor access to high-quality digital securities have yet to fulfil their full potential. This is particularly true in private markets, where such instruments are often illiquid.

SDAX works with companies and institutions to help them raise money in a quick, safe, and cost-effective way by using blockchain technology. Through fractionalized ownership, investors can get access to private market investment opportunities.

SDAX, which is licenced by the Singapore Monetary Authority, focuses on institutional-grade real estate and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments. Strategic shareholders include ESR (APAC's largest real asset manager), PSA (global port operator and supply chain integrator), Straits Trading, and RHT Group.

The SDAX exchange gives liquidity to the secondary market and lets investors trade their digital assets. The partnership with Ownera will give SDAX investors another way to trade these digital assets on the private market across an interoperable global ecosystem of exchanges and institutions. This will give both investors and issuers more opportunities.

Ownera worked with the industry to make the FinP2P open-source routing protocol, which solves this problem by allowing digital assets stored on any blockchain platform to be instantly exchanged for digital cash stored on any ledger.

It allows for primary issuance, secondary trading, and DeFi-style quick borrowing against securitized assets. This routing network has the potential to open up digital distribution for private markets while also unlocking global liquidity in ways that no single institution or exchange can do alone.

“We are excited to be working with leading industry innovators like Ownera that provide a best-in-class connectivity solution that will build the foundation of an interoperability infrastructure for the industry,” says Raymond Poh, CEO of SDAX. “At SDAX, we continue to work with like-minded exchanges and specialists, optimise the investment experience in private market assets for investors, and open up opportunities for all partners in the ecosystem.”

“Marketplaces and their issuers need the broadest distribution to support a primary and secondary market in the low-liquidity world of private digital securities,” adds Anthony Woolley, the Head of Business Development and Marketing at Ownera. “The adoption of FinP2P will result in higher liquidity and better access to capital and assets by providing regulated firms such as SDAX with one secure point of connection to multiple pools of digital securities and investors across the globe. We are thrilled to have a powerful partner in SDAX, an established industry leader, to expand the FinP2P ecosystem.”

Source: Taiwan News

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