Bitcoin and Gold: Is there room for both in a portfolio?

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HANetf, Eric Strand, AuAg Fonder, Rafael Zanatta, ETC Group, & Anthony Bamber, The Royal Mint

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies has provoked conversations about the wide array of alternative asset classes and how institutional investors can gain access to them and use them to hedge against inflation. With investors showing an increased appetite for crypto markets, we will be discussing how there is room for both new and more traditional asset classes in a portfolio. In comparison to the relatively new adoption of cryptocurrencies by institutional investors, gold has been used since ancient times as a store of value. During the market uncertainty of the past 18 months, gold has managed to maintain it’s title of a ‘safe haven’, with Funds Europe reporting  “in many ways, the pandemic drove gold to new heights as it put the asset class front and centre of investors’ minds as they sought refuge from the financial fallout” [2] Our speakers: Anthony Bamber, Head of Business Development at The Royal Mint. The Royal Mint is Britain’s oldest company with a history dating back to 886 AD. Andrew will provide a brief overview of the history of The Royal Mint and the current behaviours in the gold market. Eric Strand, AuAg Funds. Eric is the founder of the AuAg Silver Bullet Fund and the recently-launched AuAg ESG Gold Miners ESG UCITS ETF. Eric will be providing a practitioner’s view of the gold market and what investors can expect at the end of 2021 and going into 2022.  We will also be joined by crypto ETP expert Rafael Zanatta from ETC Group. ETC Group brings together financial services professionals with experience spanning both the worlds of digital assets and regulated markets with a single goal: to make investing in crypto-currencies easy, transparent and safe.  [1] BTC data as of 5 October 2021.  Source: [2]
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