Venture Smart Financial Holdings Ltd. (VSFG), a Hong Kong-based financial services firm, is strategically positioning itself to enter the growing cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF) market, with its latest reveal being an interest in launching a spot ETH ETF in Q2.
Q1 launch for bitcoin ETF
Chu shared insights into the firm’s current status, mentioning that VSFG is in the final phase of preparing its application for a spot bitcoin ETF to be submitted to the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. He emphasized the rigorous regulatory discussions that precede such submissions in Hong Kong, characterizing the imminent application as being in the advanced stages, stating, “Submission [for application] is almost like when you’re 95% there.”
Chu acknowledged the importance of ongoing conversations with regulators, expressing readiness by stating, “but that really depends on the conversation we have with the regulator. We will be ready.”
Competitive spotlight on ETF fees
Global ether ETPs
While the race is on in Hong Kong to launch crypto ETFs, on an international basis, competition is heating up as various global fintech hubs look to kindle what is likely to make up a significant part of the ETF sector pie in the years to come.