How private banks assist family offices with digital asset investments

As digital assets continue to form part of many family office portfolios, the need to do this with the support of accredited parties, recognised by financial authorities has never been more vital. This explores how private banks have shifted their attention to digital assets, to provide support to family offices in their allocation decisions.
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What you need to know

  • There is a rise in digital asset allocation in many family office’s investment portfolios. 
  • As with any other asset, it’s advisable to allocate digital assets with accredited parties that are recognised by financial authorities. 
  • This explores how private banks have shifted their attention to digital assets, to provide authoritative support to family offices increasing their portfolio allocations.
Cryptocurrency Updated on January 16, 2024

The fast-growing cryptocurrency market has attracted a lot of public attention recently which applies also to executives in family offices. The surge in the public interest in BTC and all other altcoins has led to rising demand for cryptocurrencies around the world. However, the cryptocurrency market is volatile with high price fluctuation and regular crashes in this market might also lead investors to face significant losses in a short duration. In addition, investing in digital assets has incomparable risks such as executing private key(s), crypto products and networks and irreversible crypto transactions.

Besides investing in existing cryptocurrencies in the market, many investors and family offices are also looking for potential Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to invest in. However, it has become mounting difficult for new investors to distinguish a legitimate ICO from an unfavourable one. As there is yet a limited amount of regulation on ICOs, there is a greater chance of fraud when investing in ICOs than in financial stocks, bonds or even alternative investment Venture Capital (VC) funds. For that reason, due diligence is one of the most important steps when ones consider investing in both existing cryptocurrencies and ICOs. The main aspects of the due diligence process for investors to consider are advised mainly in five steps: (1) Evaluate the ICO project and progress reporting (i.e. white paper), (2) check the background of the development team, (3) take a close look at the funding resources of ICO, (4) detect public interest and finally (5) determine the investment exit and trading potentials.

About the Authors

Dr. Umur Caglar

Dr. Umur Caglar

Wealth management

Umur Caglar is a wealth manager with extensive experience in private banking and investment advisory.

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