The Elephants are Moving In; Next Will be the Baby Boomer Wealth: Galaxy Digital CEO
Morgan Stanley is now considering becoming a Bitcoiner.
The banking giant’s $150 billion investing arm, Counterpoint Global, is considering adding Bitcoin to its list of assets, reported Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
Counterpoint Global is led by Dennis Lynch and looks for unique companies whose market value can increase significantly, something Bitcoin more than fills the criteria.
The group oversees about 19 funds with prominent investments, including Amazon, Slack, Zoom, Shopify, and Moderna.
Moving ahead with its Bitcoin bet would require the approval of the regulators and the firm.
This morning Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market is recovering from the sell-off that came not long after the price of Bitcoin nearly hit a new milestone of $50,000 following the BNY Mellon announcing support for the digital asset and Canada approving the first North American Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).
“The key for Bitcoin’s path higher is to win over more corporate endorsements,” said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda Corp.
“Bitcoin is no stranger to massive weekend moves and the next several days could easily see some wild swings.”
Even JP Morgan Chase, whose CEO Jamie Dimon called Bitcoin a “fraud,” is looking to get in with its Co-President Daniel Pinto saying that they will support Bitcoin if they find client demand, which isn’t there yet, but he’s certain that’ll change.
As such, according to Mike Novogratz, the chief executive officer of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital, the market is yet to see more cash rush in, which is the Baby Boomer money — the “giant generational wealth transfer that’ll happen when they die off,” he said.
“I would tell you the big, big group that hasn’t participated is the baby boomer wealth channel in America,” which can’t participate through Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Charles Schwab, UBS, and others yet.
But “that’s all going to change in the next two years. I can guarantee it’s going to change because I’m seeing it. We’re working with companies, it’s going to change,” said Novogratz in a recent episode of the Odd Lots podcast.
According to him, that’s why “the elephants,” the banking giants, have been lately moving in. They would first start with their wealth management division and then their trading business.