Samsung Asset Management to launch blockchain ETF in Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based Samsung Asset Administration (SAMHK), a neighborhood subsidiary of Samsung’s funding arm, is shifting ahead with a blockchain-themed exchange-traded fund (ETF).

The agency expects to launch its Samsung Blockchain Applied sciences ETF on the Hong Kong Inventory Change on June 23, SAMHK announced on Thursday.

The ETF seeks to realize long-term capital development by investing in shares of corporations actively concerned within the growth and adoption of blockchain applied sciences, the fund prospectus reads. The fund will put money into blockchain-related analysis and growth corporations, knowledge suppliers, business funding corporations and others.

The ETF’s composition will likely be managed by SAMHK’s portfolio administration staff, answerable for filtering out corporations with “small market capitalization or low buying and selling quantity.” The Samsung Blockchain Applied sciences ETF is a sub-fund of Samsung ETFs Belief, an umbrella unit belief established underneath Hong Kong regulation, the agency mentioned.

In response to the announcement, SAMHK positions the brand new funding product because the “first ever world blockchain-related ETF in Hong Kong” in addition to Asia.

Carmen Cheung, head of ETF and passive funding at SAMHK, notd the growing demand for blockchain technology-based purposes, forecasting the business’s development sooner or later, stating:

“The demand of knowledge processing and storage will expedite with the evolution of our digital world. Blockchain applied sciences will additional be broadly used for various companies to enhance knowledge effectivity, safety and shorten the accessibility time. We see this as one of many future developments on digital transformation.”

SAMHK is one among a number of world subsidiaries of Samsung Asset Administration, a wholly-owned subsidiary underneath the umbrella of the Samsung Group. In response to official firm knowledge, Samsung Asset Administration was one of many first corporations in South Korea to surpass a milestone of 100 trillion Korean gained ($79 billion) in property underneath administration in 2011.

The ETF launch comes quickly after Samsung Asset Administration acquired a 20% fairness stake in the USA’ ETF sponsor Amplify Holding Firm in March 2022, reportedly becoming the second-largest shareholder.

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The Samsung Group has been actively exploring the blockchain and cryptocurrency business lately, supporting crypto transactions on its flagman Samsung smartphones and investing in major crypto wallets. The South Korean tech large has additionally been experimenting with nonfungible tokens, launching a smart TV lineup with an built-in NFT platform in January 2022.