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Quantreq launches prime services suite for institutional cryptocurrency hedge fund managers

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Quantreq Capital Markets announced its partnership with blockchain technology developer and engineering firm Cryptonomic to further assist in development, deployment and support of its prime services suite.

The cryptocurrency capital markets firm and the crypto fund administrator said in a press release that tailored only for institutional cryptocurrency hedge fund managers, Quantreq's prime services group will allow funds to open a single prime account and trade across the firm's spectrum of counterparty exchange relationships via FIX connectivity utilizing its customizable trading algorithms for best execution.

Quantreq, with over $1 billion in assets under administration, also said that its prime services and fund administration clients will have access to its insured treasury hot wallet and cryptocurrency lending desk which is slated to debut in Q1 and Q2 respectively.

The treasury hot wallet product was developed to allow funds to move 'liquid' cryptocurrency between exchanges in a fast, secure and insured environment that satisfies investors rather than requesting funds from a cold storage solution repeatedly with the possibility of missing trade opportunities with the amount of time slippage caused in deploying those digital assets.

Quantreq's CEO Alex Mascioli said: "As we have operated and grown in this ever evolving new asset class, the improvement and creation of institutional infrastructure and......................

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