The best investment opportunity
of a decade.
We believe that bitcoin and select crypto assets are sensible diversification for any investment portfolio. Are you invested yet?
Since our Portfolio Managers were first tasked with managing external capital in October 2017, we have been able to deliver substantial results for our investors while vastly outperforming the markets.
Our performance has been arguably impressive but at the same time, it is by no means a surprise in the context of our long experience in the markets. All members of our Portfolio Department have traded crypto assets for years. Our knowledge of the ins and outs of the markets enables us to understand them at a fundamental level. This is one of the keys to our proven track record.
We are ARK 36
The name ARK36 is a combination of the word “ARK” and the number “36” both of which have their own significance.
The word ‘ark’ comes from Latin and it can be translated as “a place for safe-keeping”. In more modern times, the word was used to describe a large box where valuable belongings were stored and protected, such as a chest or a coffer. The word ‘ark’ also evokes associations with the “vessel of life” that allowed Noah to save his family and chosen animal pairs from the Biblical flood.
The number “36” consists of two individual digits (3+6) whose corresponding letters of the Roman alphabet are C and F – as in Crypto and Fund. It also happens that the 36th element of the periodic table is a noble gas called “Krypton”, making the association with cryptocurrencies even stronger.
Ulrik K. Lykke
Executive Director | Portfolio Management
Executive Director | Risk Management
Jacob H. Skaaning
Core Value Propositions
Historically, hedge funds have struggled to provide a satisfactory level of transparency to their investors, limiting the information about performance to monthly or even quarterly statements. We think such an approach is outdated and believe transparency is the key virtue in any business relationship – especially in one focused on investments in a completely new asset class.
Therefore, we provide full disclosure of our performance and a high degree of transparency with regard to the development of the company and our investment strategies.
Some of the practical ways in which we implement these principles include access to a uniquely tailored investment dashboard and a periodic newsletter:
- Investment Dashboard: Each of our investors is provided with a login to a private investment dashboard where they can follow the performance of their investment portfolio in real-time, 24/7.
- ARK36 Newsletter: In addition, we send regular updates about the state of the markets, our own performance, and other important information we think our investors will find useful.
Security is a critical factor to consider for any entity operating in the crypto-assets space. We have examined this issue with great care and implemented a number of solutions to secure the safekeeping of investors’ funds and operations of the company.
For obvious reasons, we are not able to list here all of the safety features that we have implemented on both organizational and technological levels. However, we can confidently say that we have found sound solutions to mitigate both personal and technological risks the company may be exposed to.
For instance, all investor funds stored in cold storage are protected by a state-of-the-art multi-signature wallet, which will require multiple sign offs for any outgoing transactions. In other words, our investors’ funds cannot be accessed by any single person at any time, preventing unauthorized access and misuse.
Lastly, we use service providers for wallet solutions that guarantee our assets are insured with coverage of up to up to €100 million. This further protects our investors’ funds in case of certain unpredictable events.
We appreciate the trust that our investors have in our expertise in investing in the cryptocurrency markets. In return, we strive to provide satisfactory performance in a new and exciting space that holds promising upside potential.
Furthermore, in our relations with clients, we subscribe to the highest level of customer service standards. We treat our investors as we would like to be treated ourselves in similar circumstances and this means we deliver customer care and user experience that is nothing short of impeccable.
As our investor, you are not limited by business hours but may contact us at any time of your convenience. We will gladly answer any of your questions and respond to comments or doubts via email, telephone, or other available and safe channels, including digital channels.
We believe that bitcoin and other selected crypto assets offer one of the best asymmetric risk-to-reward ratios available in the investment space. For the last 10 years, bitcoin has confidently dominated the return-of-investment charts no matter the point of comparison – and we believe this trend will continue well into the future.
Of course, as any serious investor knows, “past performances are not indicative of future results”. Still, our projections are not merely theoretical. Our Portfolio Department has consistently displayed a capability to both outperform and deliver a world-class return on investment for years. Under current market conditions, we see no reason that could indicate we won’t be able to replicate such results in the future, exceeding the expectations of any “traditional investment”.
ARK36 is composed of people who were early adopters of Bitcoin and innovators in the cryptocurrency space. We have stuck with the bitcoin community through ups and downs and as a result, we have gained in-depth knowledge of the crypto markets, their attributes, and behaviours. Over the years, we also perfected the investment strategies needed to successfully trade cryptocurrencies.
In addition, the members of our Portfolio Department, Ulrik Lykke, and Jacob H. Skaaning are well-known in the space for being long-time educators as well as for having set up the first investment company focused on crypto assets in the Scandinavian region. Similarly, other members of our ARK36 team are skilled and knowledgeable professionals with years of experience and recognition in their respective fields.
1. Personal Information
Before becoming one of the ARK36 investors, potential customers are asked to provide us with detailed information about their investment objectives and economic profile.
Once the prospective investor has been assessed, we deliver all the necessary information about the investment to them.
2. Advisory and Contract Formation
Once the investor’s profile has been assessed, the next step is to formulate a contractual agreement between ARK36 and the investor.
At this stage, the desired investment size is determined and the investor is educated about the investment’s objective as well as the risk involved. Finally, the contract between the investor and ARK36 is prepared and signed.
3. Funds Under Management
When all the paperwork is in order, the investor can deposit the investment with ARK36. Deposits can be made in USD, EUR, GBP, and BTC.
Once the funds are under management, the investor will receive a unique login that will give him or her access to a custom-tailored dashboard. The dashboard is where the investor can keep track of the investment and follow its performance in real-time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We have been operating in the crypto sphere nearly since its beginnings. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of crypto are coupled with broad experience in trading on the crypto markets.
Our fund managers had traded crypto for years before starting to manage external capital, perfecting the strategy that we now confidently apply for our clients.
Most importantly, however, our performance history speaks for itself. We have a proven track record of success in outperforming both our competitors and the general markets.
All funds managed by ARK36 are traded under ARK36 AIFLNP V.C.I.C Ltd., which is a fully licensed investment fund.
The funds are stored in and traded under segregated accounts and will never be mixed with operational funds.
For regulatory reasons, we are compelled to extend our offer only to professional investors who are risk-tolerant and who are in possession of significant capital.
The lowest threshold for participation is, therefore, set at €120,000.00.
Any investor of ARK36 can request to withdraw their funds at any time as soon as the first six-month lock-up period has been completed.
Operating a fund that invests in Bitcoin and other crypto-assets is costly. As a way to ensure operational success, the company’s fixed costs are covered by funds we obtain charging a management fee.
The management fee also covers all the expenses related to the handling of an investor’s funds for a full investment cycle (six months).
No, the cryptocurrency markets are, in fact, strong and growing rapidly.
In the years we have been involved in crypto-asset trading, the crypto markets have been “declared dead” multiple times – and yet we have been able to deliver phenomenal results and ROI regardless.
In the long run, we are firm believers in cryptocurrencies and tokenized economies. We think of them as the next natural step in the digital transformation and believe they are here to stay.
We have traded on the crypto markets for a long time and we are confident in our ability to secure returns for our investors. However, as a way to ensure that continuous performance is delivered, we operate under the concept of the “high-water mark”.
The high-water mark is performance-based. It is adjusted every six months before the investor pays the management fee. In practical terms, this means that you won’t be charged unless we manage to deliver returns on the money you have invested with us.
We are the first, fully-regulated Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) in the EU. This means we have met a set of rigorous criteria in relation to performance, security, and management efficiency set by a financial authority.
We have also appointed Grant Thornton, one of the world’s leading assurance and advisory firms, as fund administrators, showing our commitment to working with the best in the industry and providing impeccable services.
Finally, our portfolio managers have ample experience in investing in both traditional and alternative assets and are well-known for their advisory work in the crypto sphere in their home market, Denmark.
There are many good reasons to invest in Bitcoin and other crypto-assets.
They have a superior risk-to-reward ratio than the traditional asset classes. In the past decade, they have also provided a much better RoI and hands-down outperformed the general markets despite some periods of drawdowns along the way.
In addition, crypto-assets provide diversification opportunities for investors who have already invested their capital in other asset classes. According to many financial commentators, Bitcoin’s position as a store of value is becoming stronger and the cryptocurrency is likely on the way to becoming a so-called safe-haven asset.