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    Grayscale drops MATIC, adds AVAX, XRP in funds rebalance

    2024.01.07 | exchangesranking | 62onlookers

    Asset manager Grayscale has rebalanced weights for three of its crypto funds, removing tokens such as Polygon (MATIC) while adding Avalanche (AVAX) and XRP (XRP), according to an announcement on Jan. 5. 

    The new allocations are part of Grayscale quarterly review and impact its Digital Large Cap Fund (GDLC), DeFi Fund (DEFG), and Smart Contract Platform Ex-Ethereum Fund (GSCPxE Fund).

    According to the revised composition of the Digital Large Cap Fund, Bitcoin (BTC) comprises 69.15%, Ether (ETH) is allocated 21.90%, Solana (SOL) comprises 3.65%, XRP holds 2.54%, Cardano (ADA) is at 1.62%, and AVAX makes up 1.14% of the fund. As a result of the rebalancing, MATIC was removed from GDLC.

    As for Grayscale’s DeFi Fund, among the changes is the removal of the Curve DAO (CRV) token from the portfolio. The new basket is formed by Uniswap (UNI) with 41.11% allocation, Lido (LDO) holding 23.90%, MakerDAO (MKR) with 13.39%, Aave (AAVE) at 12.63%, and Synthetix (SNX) at 8.97%.

    Though dropped from one of the portfolios, MATIC is still included in the GSCPxE Fund, in which no tokens have been added or removed. The fund updated composition consists of SOL at 44.54%, ADA at 19.77%, AVAX holding 13.89%, Polkadot (DOT) at 9.75%, MATIC at 8.25%, and Cosmos (ATOM) with 3.80%

    Fund managers periodically review and adjust the weightings to optimize the fund’s performance according to the prevailing market conditions, risk assessments, and investment objectives. This process is often done quarterly.

    Grayscale uses CoinDesk DeFi Select Index methodology to determine its funds’ benchmarks. Funds such as its DeFi Fund, designed to offer exposure to decentralized financial markets, have been negatively impacted by the crypto winter. At the time of writing, its shares traded at $22, down 9.28% over the past 24 hours.

    Grayscale DeFi Fund's performance. Source: Grayscale.

    The crypto asset manager is one of the companies seeking regulatory approval for a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States through the conversion of its over-the-counter Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into a listed BTC ETF. The SEC is expected to announce a decision on Jan. 10.

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