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"…The last month and a half has been challenging for the cash-and-carry traders," said Yuval Reisman, co-founder at YRD Capital, which allocates to systematic crypto managers. "The professionals prepared for a rainy day, by developing more strategies." Over the past month and a half or so, the fund's performance has been flat, taking its 2021 gain to 30%, he says…"
Rising Women In Crypto Power List 2020:
"Inbal Polak, Director of Fund for Digital Assets, YRD Capital...is one of the few women working in the digital assets hedge fund space, and is a champion of getting more women into venture capital roles....she is a pioneer in her own right by leading YRD Capital to become the first Fund of Funds in the world to focus solely on quantitative strategies in crypto assets."
"A growing number of hedge funds are exploring the potential of crypto assets through this type of investment vehicle, and some are outperforming conventional capital market hedge funds. The new crypto asset class has created a once in a decade opportunity for young hedge fund managers to set up their own quantitative funds for digital assets, which the new money transfer recipients and family offices can invest in."
"Hedge funds and retail investors are entering the crypto space with high expectations – but not everyone can manage the risks of crypto trading. Yuval Reisman, CEO and cofounder, YRD Capital believes that regulating exchanges will help to support transparency and protect investors while offering greater legitimacy to a new asset class."
We made our first investment in a UK based fund in early 2019 and made our second investment last month. We see an increasing number of top tier quant teams coming out of the UK, led by people who worked for the world’s leading prop shops. With the recent volatility in equities markets, and the uncertain period we have entered, we believe that more investors will consider allocating to alternative, uncorrelated, funds.
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