Digital asset trading firm Wintermute booked $225 million in revenue during the first nine months of 2022, compared to $1 billion for all of 2021, Forbes reported.
In 2021, the firm — led by former Optiver trader Evgeny Gaevoy — reported $582 million in profit. Wintermute has $400 million in equity and $720 million in assets, Gaevoy told the magazine.
The CEO received $12 million last year in the form of dividends paid to shareholders.
Gaevoy told Forbes he is preparing for another 2021-like year, noting that "we don't necessarily care about making the most now because it'll be just a tiny fraction of the bull markets that can come."
Underpinning the firm's revenue slump this year was a broader credit crunch that forced some of its competitors to step back from certain trading or lending activity or to declare bankruptcy. That's been coupled with a steep decline in trading volumes, which firms like Wintermute rely on to turn an outsized profit.
Wintermute also got hit by a $160 million hack on the firm's decentralized finance operation in September.
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