Investment Manager Wilshire Teams Up With Crypto Trading Firm FalconX to Develop Digital Asset Indexes

The two firms will jointly develop a set of single-coin, multicoin and thematic indexes to offer institutional investors with access to the crypto derivatives market.

AccessTimeIconJan 24, 2023 at 4:05 p.m. UTC
Updated Jan 25, 2023 at 8:44 a.m. UTC
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CORRECTION (Jan. 25, 08:43 UTC): Changes headline, first paragraph to reflect that Wilshire is providing its indexes for FalconX clients, not the other way round.

Crypto trading firm FalconX has tapped private investment management firm Wilshire to provide digital asset indexes for its institutional clients.

The two firms will work together on a set of single-coin, multicoin and thematic indexes for institutional investors with access to the crypto derivatives market, Wilshire said Tuesday.

Both FalconX and Wilshire say the ultimate value in digital assets will be as a gateway to the tokenization of other assets.

FalconX aims to address issues related to market fragmentation, price discovery and unreliable market data. In October last year, it introduced a risk-management platform offering cross-margin capabilities in order to improve visibility and liquidity access.

Santa Monica, California-based Wilshire, which has $79 billion in assets under management according to its website, has developed more than 70 digital asset indexes, classifying over 1,300 digital assets, since it first ventured into the industry in 2020.






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