Societe Generale Group Bank to Issue DLT ETN

London-based Kleinwort Hambros announced exchange traded note will be used to invest in companies that can profit with blockchain technology
08 April 2019   432

Kleinwort Hambros, a private bank and asset manager that is part of the Societe Generale group, has launched a blockchain-oriented exchange traded note (ETN) with active management.

London-based bank announced that ETN, listed in Luxembourg, will be used to invest in companies that can profit from the development and distribution of blockchain technology.

Initially, ETN will include 20 shares, distributed across technology, logistics, oil and gas, custodial and industrial sectors.

We have seen increasing interest from clients in the area of blockchain and we are very excited to be able to cater to this demand with the launch of our first blockchain note. We have built an innovative product which will provide our clients with the diversified exposure to the promising growth prospects blockchain technology offers, while maintaining the rigorous active management our clients expect.
 

John Birdwood

Portfolio Manager, Kleinwort Hambros

The product is available only to current and future customers of the bank, and the minimum investment amount in it is £ 1 000.

Gemini Wants to Trade Crypto Securities

The broker-dealer license appeal will be sent to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, but experts believe the plans implementation can take some time
03 July 2019   879

Gemini Bitcoin Exchange will apply for a broker-dealer license, which will allow it to operate as an alternative trading system and offer clients securities on the blockchain. It is reported by CoinDesk.

The appeal will be sent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Gemini has previously entered into a partnership with Harbor, a startup specializing in real-world assets tokenization, which gives institutional investors the opportunity to purchase securities using Gemini Dollar (GUSD).

However, now, as source familiar with the operating activities of Gemini said, the exchange plans to launch trading in similar instruments on its own platform. It is assumed that this will be securities from Harbor, as well as from other projects.

Implementation of these plans, however, may take quite a long time, so FINRA is in no hurry to approve applications for obtaining a broker-dealer license from cryptocurrency companies. Currently, the organization is considering about 40 such applications, while some companies have been waiting for 14 months to complete.

In April, Harbor raised $ 28 million in funding from a number of venture capital investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Pantera Capital. In November of the same year, the company launched a platform for distributing security tokens, starting with the sale of shares in The Hub residential complex in South Carolina.