Huobi Asset Management Raises $50M for Crypto ‘Tracker’ Funds

Huobi Asset Management, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Huobi Tech, has launched 4 crypto funds, offering conventional asset managers with new methods to spend money on bitcoin, ethereum and the booming crypto mining companies.   

The new choices embody a personal fairness fund within the world crypto mining companies, an actively-managed crypto fund and two funds which is able to make investments straight in bitcoin and ethereum. The funds are open to institutional traders corresponding to household workplaces, asset managers and high-net-worth people.

Huobi Tech is the newest to draw asset allocators from the standard monetary companies business in Hong Kong. In September 2019, the town’s monetary watchdog, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), put forward a transparent regulatory framework for crypto property and began doling out digital asset licenses to crypto buying and selling platforms, custodians and crypto fund managers.

The transfer got here after Huobi Tech acquired the digital asset license from SFC in March, which permits the agency to arrange and function funds whose underlying property are cryptocurrencies. 

Huobi Tech, previously often called the  public digital equipment firm Patronics, was acquired by crypto change Huobi’s founder Leon Li by means of a reverse takeover in 2018.

The crypto asset supervisor has secured $50 million throughout the 4 funds and goals to double funding within the close to future, Lily Zhang, CFO of Huobi Tech, informed CoinDesk in an interview. 

The personal fairness fund will spend money on a wide range of mining companies alongside the provision chain, together with mining machine producers, mining swimming pools and mining farm operators in China and the worldwide market, in keeping with Zhang. 

The PE fund is not going to spend money on public crypto mining corporations corresponding to Riot or Hut8. The agency’s actively managed crypto fund, Multi-Strategy Virtual Assets Fund, plans to make investments in a mixture of crypto property. Zhang declined to reveal the administration charges for the 4 funds. 

“The bitcoin and ethereum tracker funds are totally compliant beneath the monetary laws in Hong Kong and provides conventional traders a extra liquid and compliant channel to straight spend money on cryptocurrencies,” Zhang stated, noting these tracker funds will enable traders to withdraw their shares.  

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