Global Financial Indexes Provider MSCI Plans to Launch Crypto Indexes
Global securities index publisher MSCI is considering launching cryptocurrency indexes, Reuters report Thursday.
Henry Fernandez, CEO of MSCI- a global securities index issuer, stated that MSCI is considering launching cryptocurrency asset indexes, which will be another step towards mainstream companies accepting digital currencies and related transactions.
The crypto indicators are considered an important step in leading new research and models to accept emerging markets. Yet, Fernandez did not disclose which specific cryptocurrencies will be added and the specific time plan for the introduction. MSCI also declines to elaborate on Fernandez's comments.
With many commercial giants such as MasterCard, Paypal, Square, Goldman Sachs, etc., supporting cryptocurrencies, it seems that cryptocurrency has become an inventable trend as an emerging investment service to join investors' portfolios.
Goldman Sachs, the second-largest US investment bank, has stated in April that it will offer Bitcoin and other crypto products to its private wealth clients within the next few months.
In December last year, The S&P Dow Jones Indices, a global leader in providing investable and benchmark indices to the financial markets, announced that it would be launching index funds for cryptocurrencies in May 2021, including S&P Bitcoin Index, S&P Ethereum Index, and S&P Crypto Mega Cap Index.
These three indexes successfully brought cryptocurrency trading into the Wall Street investment bank predators. Investment institutions can measure the performance of related digital assets through these three indexes and make investment decisions based on this informative data.
Not only the United States own a cryptocurrency index, but also the Singapore Exchange (SGX) has also joined the cryptocurrency index following the trend of the emerging field of cryptocurrency. As early as September last year, Singapore Exchange (SGX) will launch crypto indices—the iEdge Bitcoin Index and iEdge Ethereum Index—in collaboration with UK-based cryptocurrency market data provider CryptoCompare.
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