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Within five years, US hedge funds expect to hold 10.6% of assets in crypto

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A brand new survey of 100 chief monetary officers at hedge funds worldwide has indicated that the sector is planning a big enhance in its publicity to crypto property within the close to time period.

The survey, carried out by Intertrust, suggests that if the respondents’ forecasts have been broadly mirrored throughout the sector, property in crypto held by world hedge funds might hit $312 billion. United States-based funds have been most bullish in regards to the new asset class, anticipating to boost their portfolio publicity to crypto to 10.6% on common inside 5 years.

Their European Union and United Kingdom-based counterparts gave a barely extra modest determine, though nonetheless vital: 6.8% on common. Intertrusts’ pattern included chief monetary officers of funds that every handle a mean of $7.2bn in property. The CFOs themselves personally anticipated to have a minimal of 1% of their portfolios in crypto.

High-profile hedge fund managers like Paul Tudor Jones have been vocal advocates of Bitcoin (BTC) amid considerations about inflationary tendencies within the financial system. SkyBridge Capital CEO Anthony Scaramucci takes the same view of Bitcoin’s potential as a store of value, contemplating it superior to gold. 

Associated: Scaramucci’s SkyBridge BTC fund launches with $25 million investment 

One other large identify within the sector that’s backing cryptocurrency is Alan Howard, co-founder of main asset supervisor Brevan Howard. Simply this week, Howard invested in two digital asset startups following his earlier investment in a digital asset custody providers supplier created by Nomura in partnership with Ledger and CoinShares. He additionally owns a 25% stake with One River Digital Asset Administration. There have additionally been reviews of Brevan Howard’s plans to directly invest in crypto.

Other than conventional hedge funds’ rising confidence within the asset class, there are additionally a number of attempts to launch new crypto funds within the hope of replicating the successes of Bitwise and Grayscale.