More than a decade ago, on the back of the global financial crisis, the world began the largest monetary and fiscal policy experiment in human history: globally-coordinated quantitative easing while running massive deficits on top of increasingly untenable debt levels. That ‘experiment’ is now 10 years old and facing daunting challenges, because risk assets are now entirely reliant on cheap money.Read More
Morgan Creek Digital announced today that it will be the lead anchor investor in Ikigai Asset Management’s flagship fund focused on executing systematic and fundamental liquid hedge fund strategies as well as opportunistic venture-stage crypto asset investments.Read More
Amid the peak of crypto’s 2017 rally, Travis Kling, a portfolio manager at Steven A. Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, jumped ship from his institutional tenure, subsequently downing the red pill that is Bitcoin.Read More
Bitcoin’s no longer boring.
After months of tranquility that became the envy of equity investors, The biggest cryptocurrency roared back into the public consciousness this week with the biggest sell-off since August, another fork and a cameo in a major semiconductor earnings report. Some digital asset industry pundits have already begun referring to it as the crypto winter.Read More
Ikigai Asset Management, the long/short multi-strategy cryptoasset hedge fund launched by former Point72 Portfolio Manager, Travis Kling, announced today the addition of three new executive hires. Christina Martin, of Plutos Capital Group, has joined as Partner. Daniel Heller of BitLumens and Oliver Zahn of Google have joined as Advisors.Read More
"The best solution is I have a key, my partner has a key, and some guy that I've never heard before has a key," said Travis Kling, co-founder of Ikigai Asset Management, a hedge fund that uses BitGo in this way.Read More
Heslin Kim (APAC Head of Business Development) and Travis Kling (CIO at Ikigai Asset Management) discuss the state of cryptocurrency and securities tokens at Japan Blockchain Conference 2018.
Timothy Lewis, a hedge fund manager who met with Mr. Bannon to talk about cryptocurrencies last month, said he was impressed with the degree to which Mr. Bannon had delved into the details of the technology and the challenges it faces.Read More
Bitcoin, the largest crypto, is down more than 70% from its all-time highs set at the end of 2017, as regulators look to clamp down on exchanges and tech companies shun advertisements related to the nascent digital coin market. But Wall Street's enthusiasm for crypto has not been dampened.Read More