February 19, 2021
TORONTO (February 19, 2021) – CI Global Asset Management (“CI GAM”) announced today that it has filed and obtained a receipt for a preliminary prospectus for CI Galaxy Bitcoin ETF (“BTCX” or the “ETF”).
BTCX is designed to provide investors with a convenient way to gain exposure to bitcoin through an institutional-quality fund platform. Reflecting CI GAM’s leadership in this emerging asset class, CI GAM also offers the CI Galaxy Bitcoin Fund (TSX: BTCG), a closed-end fund that began trading on the TSX in December 2020.
CI GAM will be the manager of the ETF and Galaxy Digital Capital Management LP (“Galaxy Digital”) will act as the bitcoin sub-advisor for the ETF. As sub-advisor, Galaxy Digital will execute bitcoin trading on behalf of the ETF. Galaxy Digital is a diversified asset firm dedicated to the digital asset and blockchain technology sector. The team has extensive experience spanning portfolio management, capital markets, operations and blockchain technology.
“We are excited to build on our existing relationship with Galaxy which we believe has the deepest global expertise in the cryptocurrency market,” said Kurt MacAlpine, CEO of CI Financial, the parent company of CI GAM.
BTCX will invest directly in bitcoin with its holdings of bitcoin priced using the Bloomberg Galaxy Bitcoin Index (the “BTC”), which is designed to measure the performance of a single bitcoin traded in U.S. dollars. The BTC is owned and administered by Bloomberg Index Services Ltd.
A preliminary prospectus dated February 16, 2021 containing important information relating to the ETF has been filed with the securities commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada. The preliminary prospectus is still subject to completion or amendment. A copy of the preliminary prospectus is available on www.sedar.com. There will not be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy the securities until a receipt for the final prospectus has been issued.
About CI Global Asset Management
CI Global Asset Management is one of Canada’s largest investment management companies. It offers a wide range of investment products and services and is on the Web at www.ci.com. CI GAM is a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX, NYSE: CIXX), an independent company offering global asset management and wealth management advisory services with approximately C$231.8 billion in total assets as at January 31, 2021.
About Galaxy Digital
Galaxy Digital Capital Management L.P. is an affiliate of Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. (TSX: GLXY) (“Galaxy Digital Holdings”). Galaxy Digital Holdings currently operates four distinct business lines, which include: Trading, Asset Management, Principal Investments and Investment Banking. Galaxy Digital Holdings’ CEO and Founder is Michael Novogratz. The Company is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands (registered office) and New Jersey. Additional information about the Company’s businesses and products is available on www.galaxydigital.io.
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