London wealth manager cashes out $1B profit from $600M BTC buy in November
June 07, 2021 @ 13:32 +03:00
Asset manager Ruffer has profited by more than $1 billion in profit from a $600 million Bitcoin investment it made during November 2020. Speaking to The Times, investment director at the London-based asset management firm, Hamish Baillie, revealed that Ruffer closed out its Bitcoin position for more than $1.1 billion in profit during April:
“When the price doubled we took some profits for our clients in December and early January. We actively managed the position and by the time we sold the last tranche in April the total profit was slightly more than $1.1 billion.” Baillie claims Ruffer became one of the first fund managers to buy BTC in what was a rare short-term investment for the company. At the time of the investment, Bitcoin’s price had cleared $15,000 and was pushing up to test the then all-time highs near $20,000 that had been set in 2017.
The investment director attributed Bitcoin’s late 2020 parabolic price rally to the pandemic lockdown and stimulus payouts in the United States. He said the company sold its holdings partly because younger investors would not be spending as much time trading crypto now that lockdowns are ending.
London wealth manager cashes out $1B profit from $600M BTC buy in November, Cointelegraph, Jun 7