Hedge Fund Clients Flock to Crypto at Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs’ clients are reportedly showing renewed interest in cryptocurrencies this year, thanks to the approval of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Max Minton, head of digital assets for Goldman Asia Pacific, revealed that many of the firm’s largest clients are either actively involved in or exploring opportunities in the crypto sector. The approval of ten new Bitcoin ETFs in the United States earlier this year has played a significant role in increasing the demand for cryptocurrencies, as it has validated their position in traditional markets. Minton explained that most of the increased demand comes from Goldman’s existing clients, particularly hedge funds, who engage with the firm’s options and futures offerings. Goldman Sachs currently does not offer spot crypto products but provides exposure to crypto derivatives through its trading desk. Minton highlighted a surge in interest from clients since the beginning of the year, primarily using derivatives to gain exposure to the volatility of cryptocurrencies and make predictions on price movements. Bitcoin-related products are currently the most popular investment vehicles among active clients. Minton also expressed hope for the approval of a spot Ether ETF in the US, which could attract institutional clients towards Ether. Bloomberg ETF analysts estimate the chances of an Ether ETF approval by May at just 35%, as the Securities and Exchange Commission has been unresponsive to potential fund issuers. Despite the uncertainty, Goldman intends to expand its client base to include asset management funds, banks, and specialized crypto asset firms in the future.

Aron Wei

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9 thoughts on “Hedge Fund Clients Flock to Crypto at Goldman Sachs

  1. Goldman Sachs is just trying to save face after dismissing cryptocurrencies for so long. It’s hard to take them seriously now.

  2. It’s clear that Goldman Sachs is only interested in profits and does not genuinely care about the future of cryptocurrencies.

  3. I’m skeptical about Goldman Sachs’ sudden interest in cryptocurrencies. It feels like a desperate attempt to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving market.

  4. Goldman Sachs’ involvement in the crypto sector is a clear sign that the bubble is about to burst. Buckle up, folks!

  5. Wow, it’s great to see Goldman Sachs’ clients embracing cryptocurrencies! πŸš€πŸŒŸ This shows the growing acceptance of digital assets in traditional finance. Kudos to Goldman for recognizing the potential! πŸ’ͺπŸ’Ό

  6. The approval of Bitcoin ETFs has truly opened doors for more investors to enter the crypto market. It’s exciting to witness this increased demand and validation of cryptocurrencies. Keep up the good work, Goldman Sachs!

  7. Wow, Goldman Sachs jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon? This feels like a desperate attempt to stay relevant in a changing market.

  8. Goldman Sachs should stick to what they know best – traditional finance. They have no business dabbling in the world of cryptocurrencies. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

  9. Goldman Sachs’ involvement in the crypto sector only adds to the volatility and unpredictability of these already risky investments.

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