Prime Factor Capital has exited the cryptocurrency investments game less than a year after becoming the first regulated British crypto hedge fund to gain approval.

  • The alternative assets manager, founded in 2018, failed to attract many institutional investors during its two-year run and is shutting down completely, according to a report by Financial News.
  • Founded by BlackRock alumni, the firm became Britain's first approved crypto hedge fund in July 2019 when it secured a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) license to manage in excess of 100 million euros. 
  • That wasn’t enough to lure big fish investors, however, and neither was the firm’s claim to deliver existing clients a 4% average monthly return, CEO Nic Niedermowwe told Financial News.
  • FCA records show Prime Factor Capital’s authorization expired on June 25.

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