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Can advisers afford to ignore crypto?

  • Understand how crypto investing has changed
  • Understand why advisers should know about crypto
  • Learn how cryptoassets can function as part of a portfolio
Can advisers afford to ignore crypto?

Advisers who chose to ignore crypto may be unaware of the transformation the market has undergone in recent years, as demand for the assets soared and regulators started to take notice.

In this podcast, which is worth 45 minutes of CPD, we will discover how crypto investing has come of age, what trends we are seeing in this market currently, and how advisers might look to position themselves as the regulatory treatment of the assets changes. 

Fears around rampant inflation sent crypto assets spiralling last week, dashing hopes that bitcoin could act as an inflation hedge. But this is not the first time the market has dipped, and many investors are not investing in crypto solely to preserve their buying power.

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Participants believe the market will reach $5bn (£4bn) by 2030, with a recent Bloomberg Intelligence report estimating growth to as much as $120bn, fuelled by institutional demand and expected changes in US policy.

The UK government has also said it sees opportunities in using crypto and blockchain and wants to ensure the safe adoption of cryptocurrencies.

So what should advisers, who have not gone near crypto for the past few years, know about crypto now?

To listen to the podcast click on the link above.

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Please answer the six multiple choice questions below in order to bank your CPD. Multiple attempts are available until all questions are correctly answered.

  1. How has crypto investing changed since 2017, according to Chris Etherington?

  2. How much of a retirement portfolio could be allocated to crypto as part of diversification, according to Benjamin Dean?

  3. What share of US advisers say they will recommend crypto in future, according to Cerulli's research?

  4. What is an SEC approval of a Spot Bicoin ETF expected to trigger?

  5. Why does Benjamin Dean think the FCA's retail ban on crypto derivatives should be scrapped?

  6. According to Matt Apkarian, why should advisers ensure they understand cryptoassets?

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  • Understand how crypto investing has changed
  • Understand why advisers should know about crypto
  • Learn how cryptoassets can function as part of a portfolio

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