The fund will search to supply buyers a brand new, lower-cost possibility for accessing bitcoin publicity in a conventional brokerage account, with an expense ratio that’s 0.50% (50 foundation factors) decrease than the most important publicly traded bitcoin funding belief.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bitwise Asset Management, a number one crypto asset supervisor with over $700 million in belongings beneath administration (“AUM”), introduced at the moment that it has begun the regulatory course of to permit shares of the Bitwise Bitcoin Fund to commerce on OTCQX.
If permitted, shares of the fund could be accessible for buying and selling in conventional brokerage accounts and for custody with many conventional custodians.
The corporate has not but introduced a ticker for the fund.
“We’re tremendously excited to take the Bitwise Bitcoin Fund down the trail just lately taken by the Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund (OTCQX: BITW),” stated Bitwise President Teddy Fusaro. “We’ve been managing this fund since 2018, providing buyers a cheap, handy, and safe technique of gaining funding publicity to bitcoin, and are excited to probably see shares of the fund quoted on OTCQX.”
The Fund costs a 1.5% expense ratio, which incorporates prices associated to custody, tax, accounting, and administration charges, decrease than competing merchandise. The fund’s bitcoin is held with a regulated, insured, third-party custodian.
The Bitwise Bitcoin Fund opened for personal placements by accredited buyers in December 2018, and the non-public placement providing stays open by way of the Bitwise website.
“There may be vital development in curiosity from skilled buyers in accessing bitcoin as a software to hedge their portfolios towards rising inflationary dangers,” added Matt Hougan, Bitwise chief funding officer. “Monetary advisors specifically are paying attention to the big allocations that hedge funds, establishments, insurance coverage corporations, and conventional asset managers are making to bitcoin, and based on our recent survey of nearly 1,000 financial advisors, many are deciding that now’s the time to think about an allocation of their very own.”
If cleared, the Bitwise Bitcoin Fund would be the second Bitwise fund cleared for public citation: On December 9, shares of the Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund (OTCQX: BITW) turned the primary publicly traded crypto index fund in the US, and started buying and selling on the OTCQX Greatest Market.
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Bitwise Asset Administration is a number one supplier of index and beta crypto funds. Based mostly in San Francisco, Bitwise’s group combines experience in know-how with a long time of expertise in conventional asset administration and indexing—coming from corporations together with Fb, Google, Wealthfront, BlackRock, Constancy, Deutsche Financial institution, IndexIQ, and ETF.com. Bitwise is backed by main institutional buyers and asset administration executives, and is a frequent commentator on crypto within the press. It has been profiled in Institutional Investor, CNBC, Barron’s, Bloomberg, The Wall Avenue Journal, The New York Instances, and plenty of different main publications. The agency is a trusted associate to monetary advisors, RIAs, multifamily workplaces, hedge funds, and different skilled buyers as they navigate the crypto house. For extra data, go to: www.bitwiseinvestments.com.
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