Most UK Financial Advisers Would Steer Clear of Crypto and Meme Stocks: Poll

Also, 95% would not recommend so-called meme stocks, such as GameStop.

AccessTimeIconJun 16, 2021 at 2:23 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:12 p.m. UTC

More than 90% of U.K. independent financial advisers (IFAs) say they would never recommend crypto or meme stocks as investments to their clients, according to a poll by Opinium.

  • Of the 200 IFAs surveyed by Opinium, 93% would not recommend investing in crypto, according to reports Wednesday.
  • Meanwhile, 95% would not recommend so-called meme stocks, such as GameStop. The video-game retailer's shares surged from $18 to $483 in January, driven by Reddit forum WallStreetBets.
  • Furthermore, 91% would be concerned if a client said they were investing in such assets.
  • Only a third of respondents reported witnessing an increase in interest from clients in crypto in 2021, while 14% have seen increased interest around meme stocks.


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