DACH region professional crypto asset services are reviwed in this research report, and Crypto Finance Group services are highlighted. For more background on these services: Crypto Fund, Crypto Broker or Crypto Storage.
Source: Crypto Research Report published by Cointelegraph | Lead authors: Demelza Hays, Prof. Dr Philipp Sandner and Prof. Dr Alfred Taudes
Discovering Institutional Demand for Digital Assets
To gain a deeper understanding of how professional investors feel about digital assets, Cointelegraph Consulting has published a 70+ page research report written by leading authors and supported by SIX Digital Exchange, BlockFi, Bitmain, Blocksize Capital, and Nexo. The Discovering Institutional Demand for Digital Assets report highlights which coins wealthy investors already own and which ones they plan to buy in the coming months. The report also covers the most popular regulated funds and structured products that are designed for investors from the traditional finance realm.
A comprehensive study of the sector for the DACH region with these highlights:
- The total assets under management managed by the 55 asset allocators that participated in the survey is over €719 billion, which is more than double the entire market capitalisation of the digital asset market. Out of those professional investors, 36% already have blockchain-inspired assets in their portfolio either through direct investment in cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and security tokens or via funds, structured products, or futures.
- Out of the remaining 64% that have not yet invested, 39.29% plan to invest. This results in 61.15% of professional investors in the survey either already owning digital assets or planning to buy in the future.
- Bitcoin and Ethereum are still the most dominant cryptocurrencies. Around 88% and 75% of respondents exposed to cryptocurrencies have invested in these cryptocurrencies, respectively. However, institutional investors appear to be increasingly interested in security tokens. Out of the 39% of investors that plan to invest in the future, security tokens were more popular than Ethereum and other alternative coins.
- Smaller asset allocators, such as family offices and boutique wealth management companies, are more likely to invest in digital assets than larger financial service providers, such as banks and pension funds.
- Professional investors are primarily interested in bitcoin. The regulated crypto fund in the DACH region with the highest AuM relies on bitcoin futures (no self-custody) and also only has exposure to bitcoin. No UCITS funds give the majority of the fund to cryptographic assets, and the UCITS that do have exposure to digital assets do not have direct exposure, but through futures or structured products. There is only one actively managed structured product for retail investors, the rest are for professional investors.