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Hyperion Decimus: Spearheading Digital Asset Strategy Innovation at Coinbase SMA

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Hyperion Decimus, a renowned Strategy Creator in the digital asset management space, has recently been highlighted as a key participant in the expansion of Coinbase SMA’s platform. This move by Coinbase SMA, known for its commitment to modernizing the financial system through secure and efficient access points for institutions, underscores the importance of innovative strategy creators in enhancing global economic opportunities through crypto and blockchain technologies.

Hyperion Decimus, along with other prestigious Strategy Creators like Coinbase Asset Management, CoinDesk Indices, Forteus Investment Management, Hilbert Capital, MarketVector Indexes, and Tellurian-ExoAlpha, is now accessible to private wealth and asset allocators through Coinbase SMA. This integration provides a significant advantage, offering a spectrum of passive and active digital asset strategies. Powered by Coinbase Prime’s institutional-grade custody and execution tools, Hyperion Decimus, as part of this elite group, is set to provide unparalleled digital market access, cutting-edge strategies, and insightful research perspectives to asset allocators worldwide.

Using Coinbase SMA, asset allocators can directly own digital assets through a qualified custodian, benefitting from customized portfolio management and seamless integration with existing portfolio reporting systems. The platform’s comprehensive lifecycle management capability allows institutions to focus more on client deliverables and less on the complexities of building internal workflows and security systems.

The inclusion of Hyperion Decimus in Coinbase SMA’s platform is a significant development in Coinbase’s strategy to foster the efficient adoption of innovative portfolio management solutions. This move not only elevates Hyperion Decimus’s standing in the digital asset management arena but also contributes to the broader mission of Coinbase SMA in revolutionizing financial systems with blockchain technology.

The HD CoinDesk TrendMax Strategy

One of the first active strategies available on Coinbase SMA is a collaboration between Hyperion Decimus and Coindesk Indices; the HD CoinDesk TrendMax Strategy. This innovative approach offers a liquid alternative investment solution, enabling seamless transitions between Bitcoin, Ether, and cash based on proprietary quantitative signals. Designed for institutional investors, this strategy addresses the volatility and regulatory challenges in the crypto market.

Central to this strategy are the Bitcoin Trend Indicator (BTI) and Ether Trend Indicator (ETI), developed by CoinDesk Indices. These indicators provide daily values indicating the trend strength for Bitcoin and Ether, derived from a non-discretionary methodology based on historical price data. This data-driven, emotion-free approach allows for a disciplined and transparent investment method in the digital asset class.

Coinbase provides the institutional-grade infrastructure for the HD CoinDesk TrendMax Strategy,  This partnership leverages Coinbase Prime’s custody and execution tools, offering a robust platform for the world’s leading digital strategy creators, including Hyperion Decimus.

Coinbase SMA’s integration of Hyperion Decimus into its platform is a testament to the latter’s innovative approach and market acumen. This strategic move enables private wealth and asset allocators to access a spectrum of digital asset strategies with unparalleled market access, strategic insights, and comprehensive lifecycle management.

The Pioneers at Hyperion Decimus

At the core of Hyperion Decimus’s success are its co-founders, Matthew Rosen and Chris Sullivan, whose backgrounds blend traditional finance expertise with a pioneering spirit in digital assets.

Mr. Rosen: Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Hyperion Decimus, Mr. Rosen has been a significant figure in digital assets since 2017. His journey in the securities industry, dating back to 2011, encompasses roles in operations, equity and derivative trading, technical analysis, and quantitative strategies. As the Director of Operations for Hyperion Capital Advisors and a principal of Hyperion Wealth Management, his acumen in economics and business administration has been pivotal in launching successful crypto-specific hedge fund vehicles.

Mr. Sullivan: With a securities industry tenure since 2007, Mr. Sullivan’s expertise in algorithmic portfolio construction, risk management, and derivatives trading has been instrumental. His qualifications, including a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and numerous securities licenses, reflect a deep understanding of market dynamics. As a co-founder and principal of Hyperion Wealth Management, he brings a unique blend of history, English, music, and microeconomics to the digital asset space.

Impact On Florida

Hyperion Decimus has been heavily involved in shaping regulation in Florida through the Florida Blockchain Business Association, driving some of the most forward thinking web3 legislation in the country. It’s founders are both on the FBBA’s Committee on Financial Regulation, regularly meeting with Florida institutions on sound financial policy.

About Hyperion Decimus: Hyperion Decimus, LLC (HD)is a diversified, quant-driven digital asset manager with deep experience in both the tradfi and crypto spaces. Their fund and separately managed account offerings combine the team’s pedigree in quantitative research, volatility trading, and software development in a multi-strategy approach to managing risk, upside capture and alpha generation within the emerging digital asset class. In its history, the HD was one of the first managers to run nodes, trade options, design OMS/EMS/PMS software and has traded well over $10 billion in crypto assets cumulatively. HD has also demonstrated successful counterparty risk management that helped it successfully navigate the challenging environment that the industry recently faced.

About CoinDesk Indices: CoinDesk Indices (CDI), a subsidiary of CoinDesk, has been the leading provider of digital asset indices since 2014. CDI is driven by research and a desire to educate the marketplace and empower investors. CoinDesk is the most trusted media, events, indices and data company for the global crypto economy. CDI has three distinct product lines: single-asset reference rates and indices, broad market and sector indices, and dynamic strategy indices. The CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX) has the longest index track record and underlies the world’s largest digital asset products. The broad market and sector indices offer the most comprehensive suite of broad market benchmarks, and the investible sectors are constructed using CDI’s industry-adopted taxonomy. The dynamic strategy indices help investors target specific outcomes.

About Coinbase SMA: Coinbase SMA, a subsidiary of Coinbase Asset Management, LLC and a part of Coinbase Global, Inc., offers a broad range of managed digital asset strategies through Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs). The platform integrates with Private Wealth and Institutional investment systems, showcasing strategies from seasoned asset managers and Strategy Creators like Hyperion Decimus, providing a rich blend of both passive and active digital asset management solutions.

About Coinbase Prime: As a leading institutional prime broker platform for crypto assets, Coinbase Prime offers a comprehensive solution for institutions, covering the entire transaction lifecycle. It includes advanced multi-venue agency trade execution, custody services, financing, staking infrastructure, and detailed analytics and reporting. Institutions can utilize Coinbase Prime through a user interface or integrated APIs, enabling them to offer a variety of crypto-related products and services to their clients.

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