3iQ Corp. announces the launch of its Global Cryptoassets Fund, which will be invested in multiple cryptoassets

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TORONTO, 25 January 2018 | 3iQ Corp. is proud to announce a Requirements and Conditions Agreement with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). 3iQ Corp. thus becomes the first Canadian portfolio manager and investment fund manager to invest in multiple cryptoassets.

Units of the 3iQ Global Cryptoassets Fund will be offered to qualified investors, investment advisers and brokers through Fundserv, and to pension funds, institutions, and family offices through private placements. The fund, structured as a Trust, will invest directly in bitcoin, ether, and litecoin, three of the major cryptoassets.

3iQ aims to launch and complete its first close in the coming weeks.

“We have done a rigorous job of providing a pure, low-cost and secure way for qualified investors and institutional clients to gain exposure to this emerging asset class. This fund is a product in the exempt securities market, but 3iQ and its partners are nonetheless very excited to offer access to a diversified portfolio of major digital assets, ”notes Frédérick Pye, CEO of 3iQ.

“3iQ is uniquely positioned in Canada to have quality partnerships that include crypto-asset consulting services from ARK-Invest New York, institutional level security with a major custodian, and access to liquidity in the crypto-asset world with established trading houses, ”adds Pye.

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3iQ Corp. announces the launch of its Global Cryptoassets Fund, which will be invested in multiple cryptoassets

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This announcement and the information contained herein is restricted and is not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly in, or into or from the United States or any other jurisdiction in which the same would be unlawful.  

TORONTO, 25 January 2018 | 3iQ Corp. is proud to announce a Requirements and Conditions Agreement with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). 3iQ Corp. thus becomes the first Canadian portfolio manager and investment fund manager to invest in multiple cryptoassets.

Units of the 3iQ Global Cryptoassets Fund will be offered to qualified investors, investment advisers and brokers through Fundserv, and to pension funds, institutions, and family offices through private placements. The fund, structured as a Trust, will invest directly in bitcoin, ether, and litecoin, three of the major cryptoassets.

3iQ aims to launch and complete its first close in the coming weeks.

“We have done a rigorous job of providing a pure, low-cost and secure way for qualified investors and institutional clients to gain exposure to this emerging asset class. This fund is a product in the exempt securities market, but 3iQ and its partners are nonetheless very excited to offer access to a diversified portfolio of major digital assets, ”notes Frédérick Pye, CEO of 3iQ.

“3iQ is uniquely positioned in Canada to have quality partnerships that include crypto-asset consulting services from ARK-Invest New York, institutional level security with a major custodian, and access to liquidity in the crypto-asset world with established trading houses, ”adds Pye.

About 3iQ Corp.

Founded in 2012, 3iQ is Canada’s largest digital asset investment fund manager. 3iQ was the first Canadian investment fund manager to offer a public listed bitcoin investment fund.

As a digital asset manager, 3iQ has the technical knowledge and operational expertise to handle complex assets like bitcoin and ETH. 3iQ offers investors convenient and familiar investment products to gain exposure to leading digital assets such as bitcoin and Ether. For more information about 3iQ, visit www.3iQ.ca or follow us on Twitter @3iQ_corp.

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E: fred.pye@3iQ.ca  

P: +1 (416) 639-2130 

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Frederick T. Pye

CHAIRMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & DIRECTOR

Frederick T. Pye is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is also the Chairman and Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Mr. Pye is recognized for creating and promoting creative and unique investment products for the investment industry.

Mr. Pye has managed private client portfolios with Landry Investment Management and various other investment dealers. Prior to this Mr. Pye was Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Argentum Management and Research Corporation, a company dedicated to managing and distributing quantitative investment portfolios including the first long-short mutual fund in Canada.

He was also Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager of Fidelity Investments Canada and an integral part of the team that saw assets rise from $80 million to over $7.5 billion in assets under management during his tenure. He also held various positions with Guardian Trust Company, which listed the first Gold, Silver and Platinum Certificates on the Montreal Exchange.

Mr. Pye obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University.