CAIA Association & AIBC Boot Camp 2023 - Digital Assets & Institutional Portfolios


In Q4 2022, Coinbase surveyed 140 institutional investors to gauge the sentiment of digital assets. 72% of respondents had a positive view and indicated that digital assets are here to stay. While many institutions may not have made a direct investment into digital assets (i.e. buying bitcoin), exposures to digital assets and blockchain technology are very likely in the vast majority of institutional portfolios whether it be through a venture capital fund, hedge fund, or publicly traded company. Given the prevalence and outlook for continued growth in this area, it is essential for investors to know what is in their portfolio and how it differs across the different avenues.