Guggenheim Partners prepares to dip investment fund’s toes into Bitcoin

ByClark

The $275 billion company has filed AN SEC change to portion over $500 million from the Macro Opportunities fund to Grayscale’s GBTC

An SEC filing on Fri indicates that ensuing Wall Street establishment to require a public position in Bitcoin might also be among the biggest yet: the $275 billion money services firm Guggenheim Partners.
The Guggenheim filing permits the Macro Opportunities fund to get GBTC, a publicly-traded Bitcoin investment vehicle from Grayscale, at AN indeterminate purpose within the future.
“The Guggenheim Macro Opportunities Fund could get investment exposure to bitcoin indirectly through finance up to 100 percent of its internet quality price in Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (“GBTC”),” the filing reads.
According to freelance ratings firm Morningstar, the Guggenheim Macro Opportunities fund presently has $5.3 billion in assets beneath management and sports a four-star rating “based on risk-adjusted returns out of 270 nontraditional Bond funds.”

Guggenheim describes the general fund strategy for the institutional-grade shares (ticker: GIOIX) as a product of the investment team’s “highest-conviction concepts.” If the fund were to require the total 100 percent stake in GBTC, it’d be value north of $500 million.
The filing conjointly notes an extended list of potential capitalist risks related to cryptocurrencies, that it refers to as “digital assets designed to act as a medium of exchange.” Risks embody lack of cryptocurrency exchange regulation, GBTC’s historical “significant premium” to internet quality price, and uncertainty concerning tax laws and rules, among others.
This propaedeutic move by Guggenheim seems to be a part of a cascading series of investments indicating increased acceptance of Bitcoin among major money establishments. In August, business intelligence firm Microstrategy purchased nearly forty,000 Bitcoin, resulting in a parabolic move in share worth. Likewise, money services firm sq., INC bought $50 million in Bitcoin in Oct.
This rolling snowball of establishment interest could quickly become AN avalanche, as noted by one distinguished voice in crypto journalism

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