600+ Firms Unveil Billions in Bitcoin ETF Investments

Over the past week, more than 600 companies have announced substantial investments in the spot Bitcoin ETF according to their latest 13F filings submitted to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Chief Investment Officer at Bitwise, a renowned cryptocurrency asset management firm, forecasts that close to 700 professional firms will have invested approximately $5 billion in the spot Bitcoin ETF by the time the May 15 deadline arrives.

As of the filing data on May 9, a total of 563 professional investment firms reported holdings amounting to $3.5 billion in Bitcoin ETFs. Notable institutions among these firms include giants like Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, UBS, BNP Paribas, the Royal Bank of Canada, and hedge funds such as Millennium Management and Schonfeld Strategic Advisors. Millennium Management stands out as the largest investor in Bitcoin ETFs, with a whopping $1.9 billion investment.

Millennium’s investments are diversified across several ETFs: $844.2 million is placed in BlackRock’s IBIT, $806.7 million in Fidelity’s FBTC, $202 million in Grayscale’s GBTC, $45 million in Ark’s ARKB, and $44.7 million in Bitwise’s BITB. Following Millennium is Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, a hedge fund managing $13 billion worth of assets, with a total investment of $479 million in spot BTC ETFs, distributed as $248 million in IBIT and $231.8 million in FBTC.

Boothbay Fund Management, a hedge fund manager based in New York, reported a $377 million exposure to spot Bitcoin ETFs. This includes $149.8 million in IBIT, $105.5 million in FBTC, $69.5 million in GBTC, and $52.3 million in BITB. Similarly, Pine Ridge Advisers, another New York-based advisory firm, disclosed a $205.8 million investment in Bitcoin ETFs, allocated as $83.2 million in BlackRock’s IBIT, $93.4 million in Fidelity’s FBTC, and $29.3 million in Bitwise’s BITB.

Morgan Stanley reported a significant $269.9 million investment entirely in Grayscale’s GBTC, establishing itself as one of the major GBTC holders. Aristeia Capital Llc, an alternative asset manager, declared a $163.4 million investment in IBIT. Graham Capital Management, based in Connecticut, stated investments of $98.8 million in IBIT and $3.8 million in FBTC. CRCM L.P added to the investments with $96.6 million in IBIT.

Fortress Investment Group LLC, headquartered in New York, announced a $53.6 million investment in IBIT, further contributing to the collective investments in Bitcoin ETFs. The spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), initially launched in the second week of January, saw impressive demand in its first three months. The pace of inflows has slowed markedly in the past month.

Despite the recent decrease in inflows, the billion-dollar commitments from hundreds of financial institutions underline a firm belief in the potential of the spot Bitcoin ETF. This significant level of investment activity suggests steady institutional interest, even amidst fluctuations in the market. As the deadline approaches, it’s evident that these professional firms are positioning themselves strategically in the evolving landscape of cryptocurrency investments.

Philis Zurita

Philis Zurita

12 thoughts on “600+ Firms Unveil Billions in Bitcoin ETF Investments

  1. It’s a bad sign when so many firms are heavily invested in a market as unstable as Bitcoin. This could backfire. 😕

  2. Investment firms pouring billions into Bitcoin ETFs? Talk about putting your eggs in one basket! This is a recipe for disaster.

  3. Pine Ridge Advisers betting big on Bitcoin ETFs just strengthens the crypto market further. 🚀📊

  4. Bitcoin ETFs are clearly the future with this kind of institutional backing. Can’t wait to see what’s next! 🚀💵 ”

  5. These institutions seem to be jumping on the bandwagon. Do they really understand what they’re investing in?

  6. This level of investment in Bitcoin ETFs is unprecedented! So excited to see where this goes!

  7. This feels like a classic craze. I remember the dot-com bubble. Let’s hope we don’t see another crash.

  8. Loving the increasing trust in Bitcoin ETFs by big names in finance. This is groundbreaking for the crypto world!

  9. The number of firms investing in Bitcoin ETFs is staggering. The institutional faith in crypto is real! 💪🪙

  10. Morgan Stanley’s significant investment in GBTC is a strong endorsement for Bitcoin ETFs! 💪🔍 ”

  11. I’m skeptical about this rush to invest in Bitcoin ETFs. Aren’t these companies just following the hype train?

  12. Running after Bitcoin ETFs in such a fervor might just be the biggest mistake these institutions make.

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