On September 10, NEO Connect, Canada’s new fund distribution platform, announced that the First Block Capital Bitcoin Trust (“FBC Bitcoin Trust”) is now available on its fund distribution platform.
As the first investment product of its kind in Canada and the only open-ended Bitcoin fund approved by the Canadian regulators, the FBC Bitcoin Trust enables accredited investors to get exposure to Bitcoin. The FBC Bitcoin Trust, which is eligible for accredited investors only, now allows unit holders to put units in a self-directed registered account such as an RRSP or TFSA.
The FBC Bitcoin Trust is available on NEO Connect under the symbol FBCBT. NEO Connect distributes 46 funds from three asset managers across 15 dealer networks, with close to $600 million in total assets serviced. It is Canada’s first and only fund distribution platform that allows prospectus and private/offering memorandum (OM) funds to be purchased and redeemed the same ways as buying and selling ETFs.
“Today, for the first time in Canada, accredited investors working with investment advisors can seamlessly take positions in Bitcoin through the FBC Bitcoin Trust,” – said Jos Schmitt, President & CEO, NEO. – “As the world evolves, we are very pleased our unique fund distribution platform can help the investment community access, with ease and efficiency, an ever-expanding spectrum of new and innovative asset classes. Once again, innovators are meeting on NEO.”