Pam Krueger was not surprised that a recent survey by her company, Wealhramp, found that wealthy millennial investors are ahead of other generations in embracing emerging and alternative assets. But she was surprised to learn that they also are hiring financial advisors at a higher rate, too.

The recent survey found that 59% of millennials with investable assets between $250,000 and more than $2.5 million have hired an advisor to manage their investments. That compared to 53% of baby boomers and 41% of Gen Xers. “That fact to me was like, wow. That really surprised me,” Krueger said.

Krueger, founder and CEO of Wealthramp, a platform that connects consumers with vetted and qualified fee-only financial advisors, noted that while research has shown that millennials are most likely to use a robo-advisor, this recent survey revealed that they also want advice and guidance from advisors.

Krueger said the younger people who come looking for an advisor tell her that they want financial planning, and they want to learn about digital assets from their advisors. “They are making money and they recognize that there are more ways to diversify, and they want to make sure that their finances are going to be on track,” she said.

The survey of 1,003 U.S. adults ages 18 and older that was conducted in November also showed that investors across the board are looking for “excellent financial planning,” Krueger noted.  The top reason given by most (70%) of these wealthy investors when asked about the important aspects of receiving financial advice , is having full financial planning to ensure they have enough money in retirement. Sixty-five percent said they want education that helps them become smarter investors and 64% desire more efficient management of ongoing investing tasks to optimize performance, like rebalancing and tax loss harvesting.

But millennials’ outlook on the future of financial advice is more digitally focused and purpose driven, as 83% cited better coordination between digital tools and robo-advisors and their financial advisors as most important. That was followed by frictionless integration of digital currencies into portfolios, and access to new and additional investment vehicles that achieve socially responsible investing such as ESG.

More than half (58%) of wealthy millennial investors also believe digital trading apps like Robinhood and Coinbase offer them the freedom and flexibility to invest the way they want, and more than 40% saying they own up to 10% of their total investments in bitcoin and other crypto.

Krueger pointed out that although many consumers who are digitally engaged have the desire to learn more about how to capitalize on new market opportunities driven by crypto and other emerging assets, 43% of investors do not own any digital currencies and a third say they have no interest in using digital trading apps.

But she said the survey findings send a clear message to advisors that they should educate themselves well in crypto so that they can pass that knowledge on to their clients.

“If you can develop a strategy that’s cogent and truly based on education and you are truly financial planning-based, you can work with these younger clients because they are looking for guidance on digital assets and how to invest and diversify using digital assets,” she said.

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