UK investment manager shifts focus from gold to Bitcoin in a “defensive move

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The institutional pilgrimage to BTC continues.

A UK-based investment manager has added Bitcoin (BTC) to its portfolio, emphasizing the current institutional approach to digital assets.

Ruffer Investment Company Limited, an investment manager with shares listed on the London Stock Exchange, has revealed its new Bitcoin strategy.

In a performance update and manager commentary released Tuesday, Ruffer said he has added Crypto Wealth to his Multi-Strategy Fund, primarily as a defensive move against the “continued devaluation” of trust money. The fund now has approximately 2.5 percent of its assets in Bitcoin.

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The allocation was made in November after Ruffer reduced his gold exposure in favor of BTC.

The firm said:

“We see this as a small but powerful insurance policy against the continued devaluation of the world’s major currencies. Bitcoin diversifies the company’s (much larger) investments in gold and inflation-linked bonds, and acts as a hedge for some of the monetary and market risks we see.

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Founded in 1994, Ruffer has £20.3 billion ($27.2 billion) in assets under management as of November 30. The firm has approximately 6,600 clients worldwide, including individuals, families, pension funds and charities.

Ruffer’s move echoes a recent call from JPMorgan that Bitcoin is quietly eating away at the gold market share. In a note to clients released last week, quantitative strategies led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou said the adoption of Bitcoin could generate “structural headwinds” for gold.

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The strategists wrote:

“If this medium- and long-term thesis proves to be correct, the price of gold would suffer a structural headwind in the coming years.

This story is still unfolding.

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