30 May '17, 7am

Bitcoin is outperforming major assets but hedge funds are still staying away from the cryptocurrency

"Bitcoin's extreme volatility doesn't sit well with managers working on a risk-adjusted return basis. Furthermore, there are valid concerns that digital currency assets can be hacked or stolen. Finally, there's a perception that bitcoin remains a niche, retail investment that does not yet demonstrate sufficient quality to be seriously considered for many reputable institutions," says Gargour who has 25 years' of corporate bond experience and had experience at several of the biggest Wall Street names before starting his own fund. There's also the issue of reassuring investors, added Gargour, who says clients are vastly more comfortable with knowing their money is invested in tangible or institutionalized assets, such as gold or equities. A catalyst which could change the way cryptocurrencies are perceived and potentially open the floodgates for more hedge fund money is if t...

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