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Although the number continues to “go up”, the rate of change for Crypto Managers is sensitive to last month’s performance of Digital Assets. In particular, over the last 9 months, we have seen a strong correlation between the number of new managers and the one-month lagged returns for the NilssonHedge Crypto Index. Admittedly the time horizon is short, but new managers tend to start reporting after an uptick in performance.
By measuring the net creation of active managers, we note that December was the first month where the number of managers that stopped reporting was larger than the managers that started to report. We will continue to monitor this number.
Under the assumption that net new assets into the Digital Asset space is an indicator of future higher performance, a lower interest in Digital Assets may indicate that the recovery from the current Crypto Drawdown will take a longer time to recover from than during previous relatively speedily recoveries.
In other news, the database is updated and ready for download. We are also about to announce the winner of the AlphaWeek Tactical Trading awards for 2022.