Asset management firm Stone Ridge has filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its open-end mutual fund to purchase Bitcoin. The filing will turn effective on April 26th, 2021. However, it doesn’t guarantee that Stone Ridge will necessarily purchase the cryptocurrency.
Asset manager Stone Ridge with over $13 million in AUM on behalf of its diversified alternatives fund, is looking to receive exposure for its diversified alternatives fund to Bitcoin, throughput options on BTC futures contracts. Put options allow investors to sell a certain amount at a predetermined price in the future, although not obliged to.
The filing detailed:
“The fund seeks to generate returns by gaining exposure to the price of Bitcoin by selling put options on Bitcoin futures contracts. This strategy may also invest in pooled investment vehicles, such as registered or private funds, that themselves invest in Bitcoin.”
SkyBridge Capital’s Anthony Scaramucci also commented on the development, classifying it as a big deal that would open the door for every mutual fund to add Bitcoin.
Since 2012, Stone Ridge has provided services to accredited investors as a registered investment advisor (RIA) and had over $13 billion in assets under management as of late 2020.
The filing read:
The founder of Stone Ridge, Ross Stevens, has also founded the New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG), a crypto-focused financial services firm. Earlier this month, NYDIG filed for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. SEC. The firm already has over $6 billion in Bitcoin and expects to have over $25 billion in cryptocurrency by the end of the year.