According to new global research by London-based Nickel Digital Asset Management (Nickel), Europe’s award-winning, regulated digital assets hedge fund manager founded by alumni of Bankers Trust, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, institutional investors and wealth managers plan to boost their allocations to digital assets in the year ahead (please see the attached press release).
Nearly three out of four (74%) institutional investors and wealth managers questioned say their organisation will increase its level of investment in the sector in the year ahead. Nearly one in five (18%) will dramatically increase investment levels.
The study with institutional investors and wealth managers in the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates who collectively manage around $3.5 trillion in assets, found growing confidence in the sector in the short and longer term.
Nearly nine out of 10 (87%) believe investment opportunities in the sector are attractive on a 12-month view with 39% saying investment opportunities are very attractive. Over five years 92% say investment opportunities are attractive with 39% describing them as very attractive.
Optimism about the future builds on limited expansion in the past year, the study found. Around two out of five (38%) said their organisation had increased investment in the sector in the past 12 months with 13% dramatically increasing investment levels.
However, nearly half (49%) said they had reduced investment levels in the sector in the past 12 months. Around 7% had sold all their holdings while 13% of those questioned had dramatically reduced investment in the digital assets sector.