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About Novum Alpha

Portfolio managers and data scientists at Novum Alpha have been trading digital assets since 2012.
The Novum Alpha Global Opportunity Digital Asset Fund represents the culmination of almost a decade of experience trading digital assets, and a combined seven decades applying data science, quantitative and algorithmic tools to the financial markets.

Institutional-Grade Experience, Institutional-Grade Results

With offices across the region in the thriving heart of one of the world’s most vibrant cryptocurrency capitals, our team of managers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, data scientists and traders ensue that your digital asset portfolio will benefit from one of the most holistic and comprehensive allocation approaches.

Because every team member comes with a different perspective, strategy construction and trading ideation are a team effort, providing a depth and diversification which enhances risk management while uplifting performance.

Our History

For over four years, Novum Alpha has been honing and improving its digital asset trading algorithms to deliver benchmark-beating performance, relying on extensive in-depth research and advanced quantitative models.


Christopher Low


A serial entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in technology, Christopher has successfully founded and sold multiple companies including Viwawa, Southeast Asia’s largest casual gaming platform and SoftPay Mobile, the largest mobile point-of-sale company in Vietnam.

Patrick Tan

Chief Executive Officer & General Counsel

Patrick is a lawyer and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2005. Specializing in blockchain technology law, he was previously with one of Singapore’s top blockchain technology law firms. He analyzes and manages legal risks related to cryptocurrency trading and his writing is regularly featured in leading publications.

Nicholas Francis

Chief Investment Officer

Dr. Francis is an award-winning 20-year veteran of the hedge fund industry and a theoretical physicist specializing in graph theory-based blockchain analysis which is able to use cryptocurrency flow patterns to produce actionable trading insight. He is the firm’s CIO and is responsible for developing new product offerings, machine learning and developing quantitative strategies for the firm.

Dennis Hui

Head of Product Development & Fixed Income

Dennis has over 6 years of institutional trading experience across a variety of assets, including fixed income products, equities, derivatives, interest rates and digital assets. As well as holding leadership roles at major digital asset exchanges, he is also a 2-time international wrestling champion and the co-founder of his own wrestling academy.

Phuong Nguyen

Business Development Manager

Phuong has over five years of experience in sales and marketing and has worked for some of Vietnam’s most enterprising technology startups. A regular feature in the Vietnam technology scene, Phuong heads up Novum Alpha’s Vietnam office out of Hanoi and graduated from Hanoi University with a degree in International Studies.

Juan Soemarno

Investment Analyst

Juan was an early investor in Bitcoin and since then has been seeking opportunities to share his knowledge and passion for Bitcoin and digital assets in his home of Jakarta, Indonesia to provide greater access to economic opportunities in the digital asset space and to increase learning opportunities for this nascent asset class.


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Important Risk Information

Carefully consider each Product’s investment objectives, risk factors, fees and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in each Product’s private placement memorandum, which may be obtained from Grayscale and, for each Product registered with the SEC and/or listed on the OTC Markets, such Product’s annual report or information statement, which may be obtained by visiting the SEC’s website for Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (Symbol: GBTC) and Grayscale Ethereum Trust (Symbol: ETHE) or the OTC Markets website for Grayscale Bitcoin Cash Trust (Symbol: BCHG), Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust (Symbol: ETCG), Grayscale Litecoin Trust (Symbol: LTCN) and Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund (Symbol: GDLC). Reports on OTC Markets are not prepared in accordance with SEC requirements and may not contain all information that is useful for an informed investment decision. Read these documents carefully before investing.

Investments in the Products are speculative investments that involve high degrees of risk, including a partial or total loss of invested funds. Grayscale Products are not suitable for any investor that cannot afford loss of the entire investment. The shares of each Product are intended to reflect the price of the digital asset(s) held by such Product (based on digital asset(s) per share), less such Product’s expenses and other liabilities. Because each Product does not currently operate a redemption program, there can be no assurance that the value of such Product’s shares will reflect the value of the assets held by such Product, less such Product’s expenses and other liabilities, and the shares of such Product, if traded on any secondary market, may trade at a substantial premium over, or a substantial discount to, the value of the assets held by such Product, less such Product’s expenses and other liabilities, and such Product may be unable to meet its investment objective.

This information should not be relied upon as research, investment advice, or a recommendation regarding any products, strategies, or any security in particular. This material is strictly for illustrative, educational, or informational purposes and is subject to change.

The shares of each Product are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (except for Grayscale Bitcoin Trust and Grayscale Ethereum Trust), the Investment Company Act of 1940, or any state securities laws. The Products are offered in private placements pursuant to the exemption from registration provided by Rule 506(c) under Regulation D of the Securities Act and are only available to accredited investors. As a result, the shares of each Product are restricted and subject to significant limitations on resales and transfers. Potential investors in any Product should carefully consider the long-term nature of an investment in that Product prior to making an investment decision. The shares of certain Products are also publicly quoted on OTC Markets and shares that have become unrestricted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC may be bought and sold throughout the day through any brokerage account.