Why a $631B Asset Manager Just Changed Its Mind on Bitcoin

In a research note intended for clients, investing giant AllianceBernstein says it changed its mind on bitcoin’s role in asset allocation.

AccessTimeIconDec 1, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:36 a.m. UTC
AccessTimeIconDec 1, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:36 a.m. UTC
AccessTimeIconDec 1, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:36 a.m. UTC

In a research note intended for clients, investing giant AllianceBernstein says it changed its mind on bitcoin’s role in asset allocation.

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Our main discussion: AllianceBernstein changes its mind. 

Yesterday, CoinDesk received access to a private client research report from AllianceBernstein, a global investment giant with more than $631 billion in assets. 

In this episode of the Breakdown, NLW reads excerpts from the memo and discusses:

  • Why, in discussing supply, it conflates bitcoin and other cryptos but still finds limited supply “for all practical purposes” 
  • Why prevailing macro political conditions – particularly the growth of government’s role in business and individual lives – shifted the investment firm’s calculus 
  • Why its greatest long-term concern is government banning something that is actively hindering the application of monetary policy

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