In times of crisis, investors tend to flee to the safe haven of “cash”. This behaviour affects most other asset classes. Crypto also experienced a fall in prices during the Corona crisis. In the medium term, however, the high independent component of crypto leads to a low correlation with traditional asset classes. Alpha and beta are two important measures in portfolio theory which can also be applied to crypto. Alpha measures the project-specific return and Beta the market-dependent return. Crypto shows a high Beta in the short term. However, due to the high Alpha, there is hardly any correlation to…
Author: Désirée Müller
Désirée Müller worked as a portfolio manager for equity funds at Credit Suisse and GAM before founding two companies in the crypto sector with her business partner Reto Stiffler: SwissRex AG focuses on crypto research and Crypto Consulting AG distributes an actively managed crypto fund.
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