Spot Crypto ETF in High Demand by Financial Advisers: Nasdaq Report

A new survey from Nasdaq has shed more light on the growth in an embrace of spot crypto Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in the United States.

The survey features 500 financial advisors, including Registered Independent Advisors (RIA) and independent brokers alike.

Per the survey, it was discovered that 86% of advisors who are currently invested in digital currencies plan to increase their holdings in the next year. The survey also revealed that 72% of those surveyed would be more open to investing their client’s funds in crypto if a spot Bitcoin ETF were to be approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Of those surveyed, 50% acknowledged that they already use Bitcoin futures ETFs and 28% plan to start using them in the next 12 months. Currently, as many as three Bitcoin futures ETF have started trading in the U.S., the latest being from Teucrium, as reported by Blockchain.News last week.

“Over the last decade, financial advisors have been focused on shifting assets into index funds. As they incorporate digital assets into their investment strategies, they are expressing strong interest in a similar vehicle that can offer broad asset class exposure for their clients,” said Jake Rapaport, Head of Digital Asset Index Research, Nasdaq. “The vast majority of advisors we surveyed either plan to begin allocating to crypto or increase their existing allocation to crypto. As demand continues to surge, advisors will be looking for an institutional solution to the crypto question that now dominates client conversations.”

Other highlights of the survey dwelt on the level of risk adoption by these financial asset managers with most agreeing that just about 6% of the client’s portfolio is enough to invest in any crypto product. With the growing consideration of changing the narrative about crypto’s impact on Climate, the Nasdaq survey shows that 7% of investors agree that “ESG is a very important consideration when determining a client’s strategy toward digital assets.”

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