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Private assets | Johnson Chen, CapBridge | VOX Ep 22

Asian investors’ appetite is growing for private assets, and CapBridge is creating digital pathways for them.

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Johnson Chen, CapBridge

Johnson Chen is founder and CEO of Singapore fintech CapBridge Financial and its blockchain-infrastructure subsidiary 1X.

CapBridge is enabling corporate bonds, unicorn-company equities, real estate and private-equity funds to be accessed and traded by family offices.

In this episode of DigFin VOX, Johnson speaks with Jame DiBiasio about building CapBridge’s investor base, improving markets through next-gen technology, and a recent strategic stake in the company taken by AMTD.

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  • Timecodes:
  • 0:00 – Johnson Chen, CapBridge Financial
  • 1:30 – CapBridge’s two business lines
  • 2:29 – Providing access to unicorn company equity
  • 3:20 – Fractionalizing private equity funds
  • 4:08 – Asian demand for private equity
  • 5:07 – Real estate
  • 7:15 – Facilitating allocations to alternative investment
  • 8:40 – 1X and DLT (distributed ledger technology)
  • 11:25 – Piloting 1X for equities
  • 12:20 – The problems that DLT/blockchain can solve
  • 13:48 – Creating secondary-market liquidity
  • 15:18 – The challenge of adoption
  • 17:14 – Building CapBridge’s investor base
  • 19:22 – Backing by AMTD
  • 21:37 – The ceremonial blade

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Private assets | Johnson Chen, CapBridge | VOX Ep 22