Hedge Fund Manager to Cryptocurrency Investor: Ian King’s Journey

A sure sign that cryptocurrencies such a Bitcoin are going mainstream is that they have caught the attention of both hedge fund managers and some of Wall Street’s biggest banks. Ian King Banyan, formerly a hedge fund manager, has transitioned into an expert on cryptocurrencies.

What follows is a recap of a Banyan Hill Publishing article on Ian King that covers his experience in investing and his roles at Banyan Hill.

After earning his BS degree in psychology from Lafayette University, Ian King’s career began as a desk clerk in mortgage bonds trading at the renowned Salomon Brothers firm. His next stop was at City Bank, where he worked on credit derivatives. Then it was on to his first hedge fund, Peahi Capital, where he spent ten years as their head trader. At some point, Ian King grew tired of further enriching the already rich, and it was about this time that cryptography-based currencies based on distributed ledgers caught his attention.

Between then and now, Ian King became developed a thorough understanding of blockchain-based digital currencies like Bitcoin, and its many imitators, as well as other cryptocurrencies that were designed to fulfill different needs than those of Bitcoin and its clones.

In 2017, Ian joined Banyan Hill Publishing, where he serves as editor of Banyan’s Crypto Profit Trader Service. Ian also contributes, on a weekly basis, to Banyan Hills’s Sovereign Investor Daily.

In his role of editor at Banyan Hill’s Crypto Profit Trader, Ian seeks to nail down the direction of current trends. He has developed an exclusive, tripartite strategy for trading cryptocurrencies based on the momentum and direction of those trends. In addition to advising on trading strategies, Ian also offers valuable instruction on how to safely store cryptocurrency — not a small consideration given the poor performance of some cryptocurrency exchanges.

Ian is a sought-after commentator on financial and investment topics and has contributed to a variety of publications and media outlets including such well-known names as Fox Business News, Investopedia, Seeking Alpha, and Zero Hedge. And while blockchain-based currency is his primary focus these days, Ian is keeping his eye on the Fed’s maneuvers, and a stock market that he feels may be overvalued.Visit: https://ideamensch.com/ian-king/