Wintermute says it has funds on crypto exchange FTX, but it's not 'significant'

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  • Crypto market maker Wintermute has funds stuck on embattled crypto exchange FTX, the firm said.
  • The firm said the amount on FTX “is within our risk tolerances.” 

Crypto market maker Wintermute said it has funds stuck on embattled crypto exchange FTX, but that they are within its "risk tolerances" and won't impact its overall finances. 

Wintermute said in a tweet thread that while its exposure is limited thanks to its risk controls and efforts to remove funds pre-collapse, some money remains. It didn't say how much. 

"We do have remaining funds on FTX, and while this is not ideal, the amount is within our risk tolerances and does not have a significant impact on our overall financial position," the firm said.

The disclosure comes as other firms in the industry have sought to allay fears of exposure to FTX after the exchange announced yesterday a plan to sell itself to Binance in the wake of a liquidity crunch. 

Wintermute said it has no exposure to FTX's exchange token, FTT, the market collapse of which appears to have hastened FTX's downfall. "As a market neutral trading firm, we do not have any directional exposure to FTT tokens or related ecosystem assets."

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