Don’t dismiss blockchain as just another industry buzzword. It’s an ingenious distributed ledger technology with the potential to impact market sectors ranging from real estate to healthcare.
Offering opportunities to innovate, increase operational efficiencies, and develop new business models through its implementation across nearly every industry, the technology is in the sights of investment firms exploring ways to capitalize on it.
In “Blockchain Ecosystems: An Investment Opportunity,” LPL Research, the research arm of LPL Financial, provides an overview of the blockchain’s potential for disrupting information technology and providing new investment opportunities. One of those opportunities includes access to a new model portfolio, LPL Research’s Blockchain Innovators Portfolio, offered within LPL’s Manager Select platform.
Download LPL Research’s Blockchain Ecosystems: An Investment Opportunity now for more insights into the technology and LPL’s latest separately managed account (SMA).
Blockchain is a novel technology for which its uses, opportunities, applications and abilities are unknown and unproven. There can be no assurances that companies investing in this technology will be able to benefit from it. The Amount and type of investment restrictions are subject to change and manager’s acceptance.
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