At least three executives at the $45 billion firm have participated in a funding round for the blockchain-focused VC group Borderless Capital.
New York-based asset management firm GoldenTree has reportedly added Bitcoin to its balance sheet, though the amount of this supposed investment remains unknown.
According to a Friday report from financial news outlet The Street, the firm with roughly $45 billion in assets under management has purchased some Bitcoin (BTC) but has seemingly shied away from other cryptocurrency investments. Citing two sources with knowledge of the matter, the publication reported the BTC purchase followed discussions between executives regarding hiring staffers familiar with crypto investments.
Executives at the firm, including founder Steven Tananbaum and partners Deeb Salem and Joseph Naggar invested in a funding round this month for Borderless Capital, which previously helped launch an accelerator program from Algorand. Borderless also participated in a funding round for the Coinbase-backed digital asset securities firm Securitize.
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Other asset management firms have begun to delve into the crypto space as well, either through direct investments or by offering investment vehicles for Bitcoin and other tokens. Last week, Stone Ridge Asset Management filed a prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to add BTC to its open-end mutual fund. On Wednesday, Contrarian investment firm Horizon Kinetics advised investors to seek exposure to crypto assets to protect themselves against currency debasement.
Cointelegraph reached out to GoldenTree, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.
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Author: Turner Wright