3iQ Corp.

3iQ Corp.

3iQ Corp. is a company from Canada that is a Multi-Cryptoasset Fund Manager, founded in 2012.

3iQ is an investment fund manager that provides investment products. 3iQ Corp. was founded in Toronto, Canada in 2012. The firm was founded by Jean-Luc Landry and Fred Pye.

The firm is regarded as Canada’s regulated cryptoasset fund manager. 3iQ is the first investment fund manager in Canada that has agreed to regulations with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities, allowing them to manage a multi-cryptoasset investment fun available to investors. The company manages a mutual fund trust for accredited investors that holds bitcoin, ether, and litecoin called the 3iQ Global Cryptoasset Fund. The 3iQ Pooled Fund does not publicly offer their services in Canada, but rather offers its securities under exemptions from the prospectus requirement.

The company has also acquired the funds of another Canadian investment fund manager, First Block Capital. First Block Capital Inc. is Canada's first cryptocurrency and blockchain investment company, with the goal to expose emerging digital currency assets based on blockchain technology. This acquirement included the FBC Bitcoin Trust, and FBC Distribution Ledger Technology Adopters ETF. FBC Bitcoin Trust provides Canadian investors a tax-efficient exposure to the use of cryptocurrency.

The company is also engaged in a public hearing with the Ontario Securities Commission to bring a bitcoin fund to the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company also co-founded Canada Stablecorp Inc. to issue a Canadian dollar stablecoin.

Timeline

April 4, 2019

3iQ acquired First Block Capital for undisclosed amount

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Connor Loewen

Cryptocurrency Analyst

Frederick T. Pye

Co-Founder, President & CEO

Howard Atkinson

Chairman

Jean Luc Landry

Co-Founder

John Loeprich

Chief Financial Officer

Shaun Cumby

Chief Investment Officer

Tanvir Sodhi

Chief Operating Officer

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Stability towards scalability: why stablecoins are important for crypto adoption

Fred Pye, Kesem Frank

Web

March 25, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Baffled about Bitcoin? Here's a quick crash course in cryptocurrencies

November 28, 2017

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

3iQ Corp.

Frederick T. Pye

Toronto, Ontario

ARK Investment Management LLC

Catherine Wood

New York, United States

References

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