Amber Group Scraps Retail Services, Cuts 40% of Staff: Report
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Asian crypto broker Amber Group is downsizing its business by focusing on institutional investors only as the firm is facing with the hurdles triggered by the collapse of FTX.

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According to Bloomberg's sources, Amber has stopped offering services to retail investors to focus more on family offices and will lay off between 400-700 employees to weather the crisis. Amber is also scrapping its sponsorship of Chelsea FC, which would cost it $25 million a year.

The broker will also relocate its office in Hong Kong to a cheaper place, while smaller departments in other regions will be closed.

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