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Vanguard Names Bitcoin-Friendly Former BlackRock Exec As New CEO

Salim Ramji spoke highly of Bitcoin and blockchain technology when overseeing BlackRock’s spot Bitcoin ETF filing.

Vanguard Names Bitcoin-Friendly Former BlackRock Exec As New CEO

Asset management giant Vanguard has named Bitcoin-friendly former Blackrock executive Salim Ramji as its new CEO.

With Ramji overseeing the approval and launch of BlackRock’s spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund earlier this year, his May 14 appointment to Vanguard has industry pundits wondering whether he will try to change the firm’s long-held opposition to Bitcoin (BTC), or even spark a late filing for a spot Bitcoin ETF.

In a May 15 post to X, Bloomberg ETF analyst James Seyffart said he doesn’t believe that Ramji would be able to see Vanguard launch its own spot Bitcoin ETF product. 

However, Seyffart does think Ramji could reverse Vanguard’s position on not allowing its clients to buy spot Bitcoin ETFs on its brokerage platform.

Fellow Bloomberg analyst Eric Balchunas shared a similar opinion but noted Ramji had spoken highly of Bitcoin and blockchain technology in the past.

Ramji will replace Tim Buckley — a long-time Bitcoin critic — as Vanguard’s CEO starting July 8.

Vanguard had been on the lookout for a new boss since late February this year when Buckley first announced his plans to retire.

Ramji said he left BlackRock to “seek a new leadership or entrepreneurial opportunity” outside of BlackRock four days after he helped the firm launch its iShares Bitcoin Trust on Jan. 11, 2024.

He served as BlackRock’s Global Head of iShares and Index Investments and was one of the firm’s Global Executive Committee members.

Some of Vanguard’s long-time customers threatened to close their accounts in January when the investing firm decided not to offer the spot Bitcoin ETFs on its brokerage platform.

The decision was made at a time when Vanguard offered the “Inverse Jim Cramer ETF.”

Vanguard doubled down on its call not to offer a spot Bitcoin product, asserting that Bitcoin simply isn’t in line with the firm’s investment philosophy

 

Source: cointelegraph.com