UBS Wealth Manager Says Large Institutional Buyers Quietly Fueling Bitcoin Boom

UBS Wealth Manager Says Large Institutional Buyers Quietly Fueling Bitcoin Boom


A private wealth manager at Swiss financial giant UBS is crediting institutions and wealthy investors for Bitcoin’s bull run.

In a new CNBC interview, Alli McCartney, a managing director at UBS Private Wealth Management, says interest in Bitcoin from wealthy and sophisticated investors is booming.

“There’s a lot of interest and there has been a lot of interest for a significant amount of time. A lot of very wealthy individuals, even those who have made their money in very traditional finance sources, take risk. And they understand the concept of taking risk…

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I think the thing is that individuals that act like institutions and non-retail individuals are getting in now as an asset-allocation play and that I think why you see such a run-up, is that you’re having some really big buys.”

McCartney cites increasing corporate adoption, the store of value narrative, and price as factors fuelling interest in BTC.

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