Consulting firm DeVere Group and investment company Fidelity published results of their independent surveys of large investors attitude to digital assets. Both polls demonstrate high interest in crypto in more than half of investors.

DeVere Group surveyed more than 700 high-income clients from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Qatar, Switzerland, Mexico, Hong Kong, Spain, France, Germany, and South Africa. According to the survey, 68% of respondents have already invested or plan to invest in cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple, by the end of 2022.

The survey involved the company's customers with investible assets worth at least £1 million.

According to Nigel Green, founder and CEO of DeVere Group, the study demonstrates that rich people are increasingly seeking to acquire cryptocurrencies.

“There is growing, universal acceptance that cryptocurrencies are the future of money – and the future is now.  High net worth individuals are not prepared to miss out on this and are rebalancing their investment portfolios towards these digital assets.”

According to Green, "crypto is to money what Amazon was to retail.”

“Those surveyed clearly will not want to be the last one on the boat.”

Currently, DeVere Group has more than 80,000 customers in 100 countries around the world.

Similar results were obtained within another survey commissioned by Fidelity Investments. According to the study, 72% of institutional investors prefer to buy investment products that contain digital assets, and 57% choose to buy them directly.

The survey, held from November 2018 to February 2019, involved 441 institutional investors.

According to Tom Jessop, President of Fidelity Digital Assets, among the main problems associated with cryptocurrency, respondents indicated instability, regulatory uncertainty and lack of a base to determine the correct price for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The list of advantages includes low correlation between cryptocurrencies and other asset classes. This feature attracts 46% of surveyed investors.