Hedge Fund Galois Capital Discloses ‘Roughly Half’ of the Firm’s Capital ‘Stuck on FTX’
According to the co-founder of Galois Capital, the hedge fund manager who warned about the Terra collapse before it happened, half of the hedge fundâs capital is left trapped on FTX. Galois co-founder, Kevin Zhou, wrote a letter to investors explaining the situation and said he was âdeeply sorryâ about the turn of events.
Galois Capital Tells Clients Half of the Company’s Capital Got Stuck on FTX, Recovering Assets Could Take Years, Co-Founder Says
On Nov. 11, 2022, the Financial Times (FT) reported on a letter sent to investors stemming from the crypto hedge fund Galois Capital. According to the letter, Galois co-founder Kevin Zhou explained that roughly half of the companyâs capital is âstuck on FTX.â FT reports that Galoisâ assets under management (AUM) in June indicate it could be a loss of around $100 million.
âââI am deeply sorry that we find ourselves in this current situation,â Zhou said in the letter to Galois clients. âWe will work tirelessly to maximise our chances of recovering stuck capital by any means,â the Galois co-founder added. Zhou further stated that Galois had âa ton of open positionsâ that it was forced to close because of âunderappreciating the solvency risk with holding our funds at FTX.â
The Galois Capital hedge fund manager was once a Kraken employee before Galois was created. Zhou is also well known for calling out Terraâs red flags well before it collapsed, and he further had an online tiff with Terra founder Do Kwon. According to the letter, Zhou told Galois Capital clients that the team would become a creditor in FTXâs bankruptcy proceedings.
âI expect we will recover some percentage of our assets on FTX over the course of a few years,â the Galois Capital co-founder added. According to reports, FTXâs wallets were allegedly hacked and the crypto exchangeâs funds, according to onchain data, have been depleted to zero.
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