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TOBAM launches first European bitcoin fund

The French boutique asset manager TOBAM has launched the first ever mutual fund in Europe that tracks the value of bitcoin. The Alternative Investment Fund is domiciled in France and available only to professional investors.


It would really only be a matter of time until asset managers were to venture into the investment hype of 2017. TOBAM believes that cryptocurrencies have the potential to become “durable standards in financial and saving markets”, despite exhibiting extreme levels of volatility.

TOBAM claims its new fund is the safest bitcoin investment vehicle to date, boasting a “transparent and rigorous investment process (…) mitigating “the risk of loss and theft”.

The company also lauds the “diversification benefits” of bitcoin, as the cryptocurrency does not correlate with equity or bond markets.

“This first move in the world of cryptocurrencies showcases our dedication to remaining ahead of the curve and to provide our clients with innovative products,” said Yves Choueifaty, president of the $8.8bn (€7.5bn) fund. “Bitcoin being a highly diversifying asset, this launch is also an expression of our commitment to diversification in all its forms.”