The market has been spiralling downward over past couple of weeks and has lost over 30 billion in market cap. While a lot of individual investors have found their capital wiped off institutional investors too have had no respite. According to the latest tweet from Grayscale Investment, the digital asset management firm has lost nearly USD 400 million
Grayscale’s AUM falls from USD 1.4 billion to USD 1 billion
According to a recent twitter portfolio holding update which was released by the asset management firm for its investors, showed that the firm the firms total AUM sits on USD 1 billion.
11/21/18 UPDATE: Holdings per share and net assets under management for our investment products
— Grayscale (@GrayscaleInvest) November 21, 2018
The same twitter update on Nov 13, a day before the fall started, showed that the firm had Total AUM of USD 1.4 billion.
11/13/18 UPDATE: Holdings per share and net assets under management for our investment products
— Grayscale (@GrayscaleInvest) November 13, 2018
Comparing both the updates, it looks like the 20% fall in Bitcoin has hurt the portfolio hard and net asset value of the firm’s Bitcoin Investment Trust has come down from $1.275 billion on November 13 to $893 million as of Wednesday. BCH also hasn’t been spared as the investment in BCH investment trust has come down from USD 8 million to USD 3.6 million in the given period creating one of the biggest dents in the fund’s portfolio
These losses are substantial for the short time period otherwise Grayscale had no trouble securing additional capital throughout the bear market.
On November 1 as part of its Q3 update, the firm had announced the following
BREAKING: We are excited to share our Q3 Digital Asset Investment Report!
YTD Highlights include:
• Capital Raised into Grayscale Products: $329.5M (⬆️ 33% in Q3)
• Majority of investment (59%) is from institutional investors
— Grayscale (@GrayscaleInvest) November 1, 2018
The report stated the following details
Q3 2018 Highlight
- Total Investment into Grayscale Products in Q3 2018: $81.1 million
- Average Weekly Investment – All Products: $6.2 million
- Average Weekly Investment – Bitcoin Investment Trust: $4.5 million
- Average Weekly Investment – “Non-Bitcoin” Investment Products3: $1.7 million
- Majority of investment (70%) has come from institutional investors.
YTD 2018 Highlights
- Total Investment into Grayscale Products in Q3 2018: $329.5 million (up 33% in Q3)
- Average Weekly Investment – All Products: $8.4 million
- Average Weekly Investment – Bitcoin Investment Trust: $5.5 million
- Average Weekly Investment – “Non-Bitcoin” Investment Products5: $2.9 million
- Majority of investment (59%) has come coming from institutional investors.
The report also stated
“Despite a slight deceleration in the most recent quarter, new investment into Grayscale products remains strong. Grayscale raised $81.1 million in Q3, bringing our year-to-date inflows to nearly $330 million. This marks the strongest year-to-date inflows through September that we’ve experienced during any calendar year since the inception of our business.”
Will Grayscale be able to hold its institutional investors money despite the fall now that remains a question.
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