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Former Nasdaq strategist Enzo Villani raising $100m for new crypto hedge fund

Friday, March 20, 2020

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Alpha Sigma Capital (ASC), a crypto and blockchain hedge fund co-founded by former managing director of strategy at Nasdaq Global Corporate Solutions Enzo Villani, is raising $100 million for a multi-strategy digital currency hedge fund.

Villani said the fund was officially launched in early January, with a focus on delivering growth capital to blockchain companies with a multi-strategy hedge fund that utilizes tokens, cryptocurrencies, equities, derivatives, and private investments.

"As a hedge fund, we have the flexibility to invest in tokens, debt, equities, and derivatives which allows our investors downside protection while focused on above-market returns," said Villani.

Villani came together with Michael Onghai, another fintech M&A and portfolio management expert, to fill a need in the market that allows institutional investors to invest in digital assets via a professionally structured fund that deems liquidity and proven success as key investment criteria, according to a press release.

Hedging allows the fund to manage through uncertain liquidity cycles and market evolution, it said.

"Alpha Sigma Capital invests in firms that launched digital assets that have met or surpassed their roadmaps and expectations and require next stage capital to fuel growth," said the release.

Mike Onghai, CFA, Partner said, "We don't have a crystal ball but what we do have is the proven progress our portfolio is making. They are proving ......................

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