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UBS CEO Rejects Crypto: “We Don't Advise on Speculation”

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 07:08
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Alex Dovbnya
CEO Ralph Hamers has thrown cold water on cryptocurrencies
UBS CEO Rejects Crypto: “We Don't Advise on Speculation”
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Zürich-based banking behemoth UBS has no plans to enter the cryptocurrency industry.

During an earnings conference call that took place on Oct. 26, CEO Ralph Hamers said that he doesn’t consider crypto to be an investment, viewing the new asset class as merely a tool for speculation.

Hamers opined that it was challenging to gauge the true value of crypto:

Not many [market] players understand the true value of crypto: What determines the value of crypto? What are the uses of crypto? And therefore it is not something one can regard as an investment but is much more about speculation

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In May, UBS said that it was mulling over offering its deep-pocketed clients access to crypto investing.

In July, however, it advised investors to steer clear of digital currencies.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at