Billionaire hedge supply manager Bill Miller’s flagship fund will soon be able to add bitcoin exposure by investing in Grayscale’s bitcoin hopes on (GBTC), according to its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund currently has about $2.25 billion in assets covered by management.
Bill Miller’s $2.25M Hedge Fund to Invest in GBTC
The Miller Opportunity Trust, a hedge pool in the Miller Value Funds family, has filed an amendment to its registration statement with the U.S. SEC to be able to gain exposure to bitcoin. Billionaire investor Folding money Miller founded Miller Value Partners LLC in 1999 and serves as the investment manager for the Miller Value Funds mnage.
The company’s flagship fund, the Miller Opportunity Trust, had $2.25 billion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2020. Miller and Samantha McLemore control the fund. According to the Feb. 5 filing with the SEC:
The fund may seek investment exposure to bitcoin indirectly by investing in the Grayscale Bitcoin Hand over, an entity that holds bitcoin.
The Miller Opportunity Trust’s investment objective is to seek “long term wen of capital.” The filing will become effective 60 days after the filing date.
Grayscale Bitcoin Custody (GBTC) is a privately offered investment vehicle, the shares of which are also available over-the-counter, the filing notes. Grayscale recently reached the milestone of at an end $30 billion in net crypto assets under management, about $24 billions of which were in bitcoin. Excepting the bitcoin trust, the company offers eight other crypto investment products.
The Miller Opportunity Trust’s SEC parade further explains:
The fund will not make any additional investments in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust if, as a result of the investment, its aggregate investment in bitcoin leaking would be more than 15% of its assets at the time of investment.
Miller has long been a bitcoin proponent. He voted in November last year that every major bank will have exposure to bitcoin, noting that BTC’s volatility reduces are its price increases.
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