11 December 2021
Many institutional investors are predicting a major correction in the cryptocurrency market next year, a survey published by Natixis Investment Managers shows. Despite seeing crypto as the top contender for a major correction, institutional investors are increasingly warming up to the asset class.
Natixis Investment Managers published the results of a global institutional investor survey Wednesday. The company polled 500 institutional investors who collectively manage $13.2 trillion in assets for public and private pensions, insurance, foundations, endowments, and sovereign wealth funds worldwide. Nearly 100 institutional investors in the U.S. who manage $1.3 trillion in assets were included.
Institutional investors were asked about which markets will see a major correction next year. While “institutions see the potential for corrections in a range of asset classes and sectors,” the survey findings state:
They think the top contender for a major correction next year will be cryptocurrencies.
Natixis detailed that cryptocurrency tops the list of correction concerns with more than half of institutions surveyed calling for a correction. Next on the list are interest-rate-sensitive bonds (45%), stocks (41%), and technology (39%).
Despite predicting a major correction for the crypto market, institutional investors are increasingly warming up to the asset class, Natixis noted, stating:
Even as crypto is the top contender for correction, institutions are beginning to warm to digital currency.
Natixis added: “Four in ten consider crypto to be a legitimate investment option, and of the 28% who invest in crypto, 90% say they will maintain (62%) or increase (28%) their allocation.” Meanwhile, 87% of institutional investors expect central banks to eventually regulate cryptocurrencies.
A growing number of institutional investors have shown interest in cryptocurrencies over the past months. In May, global investment bank Goldman Sachs said that fear of missing out (FOMO) is driving institutions to bitcoin. In July, a survey by Nickel Digital Asset Management shows that 82% of institutional investors and wealth managers are planning to increase their crypto exposure between now and 2023.
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