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Goldman Sachs looks to offer bitcoin investment vehicles in the second quarter

Goldman Sachs reportedly aims to offer bitcoin and other crypto investment vehicles to private wealth management clients in the second quarter.

CNBC reported the news on Wednesday, citing Golman’s Mary Rich, who was recently named global head of digital assets for the bank’s private wealth management division.

We are working closely with teams across the firm to explore ways to offer thoughtful and appropriate access to the ecosystem for private wealth clients, and that is something we expect to offer in the near-term,” Rich told the news outlet.

The crypto offerings could be through the “physical bitcoin, derivatives or traditional investment vehicles,” she said.

“There’s a contingent of clients who are looking to this asset as a hedge against inflation, and the macro backdrop over the past year has certainly played into that,” said Rich. “There are also a large contingent of clients who feel like we’re sitting at the dawn of a new Internet in some ways and are looking for ways to participate in this space.”

This is a developing story and will be updated…

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