Major UK asset manager dedicates 2.5% of its portfolio to Bitcoin (BTC)

Ruffer, a British asset manager with over $20 billion in assets, has decided to dedicate part of its portfolio to Bitcoin (BTC).

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A major UK asset manager dedicates 2.5% of its portfolio to Bitcoin (BTC)
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The Ruffer firm announced this change of direction in an update published yesterday. The manager confirms having added Bitcoin (BTC) to the portfolio he manages, at 2.5%. Notably, this choice comes at a time when Ruffer has reduced its exposure to gold, which the company explains as “a defense strategy”.

According to the asset manager, Bitcoin is indeed a way to protect its funds from inflation:

“We see this as a small but powerful insurance policy that protects against the continued devaluation of the world’s major currencies. Bitcoin diversifies investments […] in gold and inflation-linked bonds and acts as a bulwark against the monetary and market risks we see. »

This 2.5% would correspond to a purchase of $15 million in BTC. This is less than gold, which still represents 6.7% of Ruffer’s portfolio, but it shows the asset manager’s intention.

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Institutionals rush to Bitcoin

In 2020, institutionals began to wake up and consider investments in Bitcoin. Ruffer is only the latest in a list that is gradually growing. Just a few days ago, the Mass Mutual insurance company released $100 million to buy Bitcoin.

Meanwhile, asset manager Grayscale continues to break records. Yesterday we learned that the company now holds $13 billion in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Altcoins on behalf of its institutional clients.

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Bitcoin’s price is consolidating

It must be said that Bitcoin has had a particularly successful year, while economic uncertainty still reigns. Over the last twelve months, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) has risen by +173%, after breaking its absolute record in recent weeks. The next step remains the resistance of the 20,000 dollars, which, once passed, could trigger a further substantial rise in the price.