Morgan Stanley equity fund owns 28.2K shares of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, per SEC

Wall Avenue funding financial institution Morgan Stanley has gained publicity to Bitcoin (BTC) by way of Grayscale, providing additional proof of wider institutional acceptance of digital belongings.

The Morgan Stanley Europe Alternative Fund, which invests in established and rising firms all through Europe, owned 28,298 shares of the Grayscale Bitcoin Belief, or GBTC, as of April 30, in keeping with a June 28 submitting with the USA Securities and Trade Fee. At a present GBTC worth of $29.68, Morgan Stanley’s publicity is value roughly $840,000.

The publicity was value over $1.3 million on the finish of April, in keeping with the submitting.

Morgan Stanley’s Europe Alternative Fund is designed to hunt most capital appreciation by investing in belongings that “the funding crew believes are undervalued on the time of buy.” 

Grayscale is by far the world’s largest crypto asset supervisor, with $29 billion in belongings beneath administration. The Grayscale Bitcoin Belief accounts for the lion’s share of belongings at over $21.7 billion.

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As Cointelegraph reported, Morgan Stanley has been searching for extra direct publicity to Bitcoin this 12 months. In April, the funding financial institution added Bitcoin publicity to 12 funding funds by way of Grayscale and cash-settled futures. On the time, the Europe Alternative Fund was not listed as a possible goal for Bitcoin investments. Nevertheless, the agency did embody a number of “Alternative” portfolios concentrating on Asia and world markets. 

Earlier this month, Morgan Stanley made its first capital funding into blockchain by co-leading a $48 million Collection B financing spherical for Securitize, a Coinbase-backed tokenization platform.