Hedge Funds Investment In Crypto Accelerates
Updated: Sep 9, 2022
Even with the tremendous volatility in the sector, there are many more traditional hedge funds investing in crypto and more specialist crypto funds being created as the digital asset class gains acceptance, says PwC’s ‘4th Annual Global Crypto Hedge Fund Report 2022, produced together with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and CoinShares. Of traditional hedge funds surveyed, 38 per cent are currently investing in digital assets, compared to 21 per cent a year ago. Meanwhile, the number of specialist crypto hedge funds is estimated to now top 300 globally, with the pace of new funds being created accelerating in the past two years. Total assets under management (AuM) of crypto hedge funds surveyed was US$4.1billion in 2021, up eight per cent from the year prior. The report says most traditional hedge funds getting into digital assets are still just dipping their toes – 57 per cent have less than one per cent of total AuM in digital assets. But it is notable that for 20 per cent of these funds, digital assets represent between five per cent and 50 per cent of AuM. Further, two-thirds of funds (67 per cent) currently investing in digital assets intend to deploy more capital into the asset class by the end of 2022.