London based Nickel Digital Asset Management recently commissioned a study of 200 institutional investors and wealth managers from multiple countries. 66% of respondents stated that in the next six months, they are planning to either begin investing or increase their investments in crypto and digital assets. This include 12% who say that they plan to ‘dramatically increase’ their digital investments.
The fact that investors are feeling confident about crypto investments cannot be taken for granted. Over half of those surveyed said their firms had reduced or sold their crypto holdings in the last half a year due to a long decline in valuations and market uncertainty.
According to hedgeweek.com, investors are even more optimistic when taking a longer term view of the sector. Only 17% of those surveyed said that crypto and digital assets was not an attractive sector for investors over the next five years, while 39% said it was very attractive, and 46% said it was quite attractive. Improved regulation and valuation recovery are the leading reasons behind this newfound confidence in digital investments, as 64% of respondents said that they expect significant improvements in the regulation of this sector, and 63% predict a bounce in pricing.