CSOP Asset Management Co., Ltd. officially launched the first batch of virtual asset ETFs in Asia: CSOP Bitcoin Futures ETF (3066.HK), CSOP Ethereum Futures ETF (3068.HK). The ETF is scheduled to be officially listed and traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on December 16. This also means that CSOP took the lead in opening the door to virtual assets and helped Hong Kong join the currency circle.
The virtual asset ETF launched by CSOP this time does not directly invest in virtual assets, but adopts an active investment strategy to achieve long-term capital growth by mainly investing in CME Group’s Bitcoin futures and Bitcoin futures.
The first batch of virtual asset futures ETFs issued this time was exclusively subscribed online by Huasheng Securities. As early as October 31, the Hong Kong SAR government issued a policy declaration on the development of virtual assets in Hong Kong, clarifying the SAR government’s policy stance and guidelines on the development of a dynamic virtual asset industry and ecosystem in Hong Kong, and showing the SAR government’s Vision for the virtual asset industry. On the same day, the Hong Kong Securities Regulatory Commission also announced that it would allow qualified virtual asset futures ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) to be sold publicly in Hong Kong.