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Hon Kong’s asset management firm becomes the largest investor in BlackRock Bitcoin ETF


Yong Rong HK Asset Management emerges as the top holder in BlackRock Bitcoin ETF with $38M investment.
Ovata emerges as biggest buyer in Bitcoin ETF market, investing $74M in various funds.
Bitcoin price surpasses $61,000 amidst market dynamics, signaling resilience and potential.

Yong Rong HK Asset Management Ltd, a prominent investment firm based in Hong Kong, has emerged as the leading investor in the BlackRock iShares Bitcoin ETF (IBIT).

According to Bloomberg analyst Eric Balchunas, the firm has made a substantial investment of $38 million in IBIT, securing its position as the largest holder of the Bitcoin ETF.

New high water more bitcoin ETF holders just rolled in: Yong Rong Asset Management based in HK bought $38m worth of $IBIT, which makes up 12% of its reported holdings. Interesting given HK has own ETFs now. But US ETFs have that irresistable combo of low fee and high volume.

— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) May 3, 2024

This significant move reflects Yong Rong’s confidence in the potential of digital assets, particularly Bitcoin, as a store of value and investment opportunity.

Yong Rong’s potential impact on IBIT outflows

In an intriguing analysis by James Seyffart, an ETF analyst at Bloomberg, concerns were raised regarding the potential impact of Yong Rong Asset Management’s investment strategy on IBIT. Seyffart suggested that a significant selloff by Yong Rong could trigger major outflows from IBIT, potentially affecting market dynamics.

Furthermore, speculations were made about the possibility of Yong Rong migrating its investments from IBIT to a Hong Kong-based spot Bitcoin ETF, although potential gains taxes could present a hurdle to such a move.

Wonder if you just found the firm that caused $IBIT‘s outflow? Maybe they did move the assets from IBIT to a HK ETF? (potential gains taxes make this strange if true though)

— James Seyffart (@JSeyff) May 3, 2024

Yong Rong HK Asset Management Ltd’s substantial investment in the BlackRock iShares Bitcoin ETF reflects growing institutional interest in Bitcoin and digital assets.

As Hong Kong emerges as a key player in the global Bitcoin ETF market, investors are closely monitoring developments in the space for potential opportunities and risks.

Ovata emerges as the top investor in the Bitcoin ETF market

Another Hong Kong-based firm, Ovata, has also made waves in the Bitcoin ETF market by securing holdings in four spot Bitcoin ETFs with a total investment of $74 million. This makes Ovata the largest buyer of Bitcoin ETFs to date, with Fidelity Wise Bitcoin ETF (FBTC), GBTC, and Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (BITB) among its top holdings.

While Yong Rong has highest single ETF inv at $30m of $IBIT there’s another HK firm called Ovata that holds four of the spot bitcoin ETFs with total value of $74m, making it the biggest total allocator to date. It went Full Degen too as 4/5 biggest holdings are btc ETFs

— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) May 3, 2024

Ovata’s strategic investments underscore the growing interest and demand for Bitcoin-related investment products in the global market.

BTC price recovers after testing multi-month lows

After recent fluctuations in the market, the price of Bitcoin has managed to recover, surpassing the $62,000 mark. At press time, BTC was trading at $62,042.15.

This price surge comes amidst cooling labour market conditions and an unexpected increase in unemployment rates to 3.9%, higher than the anticipated 3.8%.

Analysts speculate that the Federal Reserve may implement further rate cuts this year, as indicated by FED Swaps signalling two rate cuts of 25 bps each.

These market dynamics highlight the resilience of Bitcoin and its potential to serve as a hedge against economic uncertainties.

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