There has been a matching extraordinary price increase in one of the most volatile investment asset classes: cryptocurrencies, and especially bitcoin. Here we consider four important questions for cryptocurrency investors and some of the fundamental legal and regulatory crypto issues.
By David Amaryan (pictured), Founder of Balchug Capital – The global Covid-19 pandemic cast a long shadow over 2020. But now 2021 promises to be a year of opportunities. Mass vaccinations, unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimuli, and record low interest rates – these and other factors all create an exceptionally hospitable environment for markets to thrive and will create significant investment opportunities for wealth advisers and their clients to exploit.
PIMFA, the trade association for wealth management, investment services and the investment and financial advice industry, is calling on the Government to take the opportunity offered by the completion of Brexit to reshape the regulatory environment for financial services in the UK.
Polling conducted by cryptocurrency platform TotemFi reveals that the confidence of the majority of retail investors (54 per cent) has been unaffected by recent market volatility.
Family offices in Europe are continuing to review their portfolios in response to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge – Global Edition.
Londoners are huge cryptocurrency fans, having bought more of the digital asset than any other region in the UK, according to a new national survey, while cautious Scots have bought the least.
Digital payments provider Skrill, part of the integrated payments platform Paysafe, has announced a new feature for its digital wallet that enables users to withdraw funds directly to a cryptocurrency address of their choice.
Bitcoin – and its price – may be grabbing the headlines currently, but the underlying case for blockchain technology, and it's associated investment opportunities, should not be missed, says Dr Nils Bulling, Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation at Avaloq…
A new survey by behavioural finance experts Oxford Risk reveals the increasing influence social media has on UK investors, with 7 per cent saying they use Facebook as a source of information for their investment decisions.
The FCA opened 52 investigations into cryptocurrency businesses in the last year, says RPC, the City-headquartered law firm. However, the law firm says that this is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg in terms of cryptocurrency related activity that breaches regulatory rules or is illegal.
By Matt Braithwaite, Private Client Partner and Jack Martin, Private Client Solicitor, Wedlake Bell LLP – Family offices are increasingly wanting to invest in stocks and funds that are both profitable and reflective of social values. The types of investing fulfil these aims: Environmental, social and governance (ESG); socially responsible (or ethical) investing (SRI); and impact investing. According to The Global Family Office Report 2020 over a third of family offices surveyed intended to allocate most of their portfolios in this way over the next five years.
Attempts to defraud savers through online scams grew in January, evidence collected by PIMFA, the trade association for wealth management, investment services and the investment and financial advice industry, has revealed.