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MetaComp Partners With Harvest Global To Launch Hong Kong ETFs In Singapore And Beyond

source-logo  blockchainreporter.net 29 April 2024 10:17, UTC

MetaComp Pte Ltd, a fintech leader licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and specializing in blockchain technology and digital assets, has announced a strategic partnership with Harvest Global Investments Limited (HGI). This collaboration is set to introduce cryptocurrency spot Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) to the Singapore market and potentially to global investors as HK ETFs are set to commence trading on 30 April.

Harvest Signs MoU With MetaComp

Harvest Global Investments (HGI), a premier asset management company authorized by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, is one of the leading Chinese asset management firms to expand internationally. With the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between MetaComp and HGI, the two firms mark a significant step towards expanding the accessibility of spot ETFs worldwide. This initiative focuses on the launch of HGI’s cryptocurrency spot ETFs, which are expected to begin trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange starting April 30, 2024.

The main focus of this partnership is for MetaComp and its affiliates to provide access to HGI’s cryptocurrency spot ETFs using MetaComp’s own Client Assets Management Platform (CAMP). They plan to use their technology and market knowledge to introduce these products within the required regulatory settings to investors in Singapore and elsewhere. This initiative is designed to not only spread HGI’s ETFs worldwide but also to improve MetaComp’s range of financial products.

Additionally, the partnership will look into integrating HGI’s various asset management solutions into MetaComp’s services. MetaComp will also offer HGI the use of its Digital Payment Token services. Through their joint efforts, both companies aim to create a beneficial relationship that leverages their individual strengths.

Dr Bo Bai, co-founder of MetaComp said, “This strategic alliance with Harvest Global Investments Limited reaffirms MetaComp’s commitment to being the bridge that links traditional finance with crypto finance. We are confident that our partnership with Harvest Global Investments Limited will prove to be mutually beneficial. With Harvest’s expertise in asset management and MetaComp’s robust capabilities in providing a comprehensive suite of digital payment solutions, we are poised to deliver unparalleled value to our clients and the market.”

What To Expect Tomorrow?

Bitcoin analyst Willy Woo recently shared insights about the highly anticipated launch of the Hong Kong Bitcoin ETF scheduled for tomorrow. Woo pointed out the critical role of the Asian market, noting that the number of users in Asia exceeds the combined user base of the US and European markets. This data highlights the significant impact Asian investors have on the cryptocurrency market, indicating a strong presence that belies their smaller geographic size.

The Asian crypto community is among the most emerging worldwide, yet a significant challenge for the Hong Kong Bitcoin ETFs is the inability of Chinese capital to participate due to stringent bans on digital assets in mainland China. This restriction prevents numerous affluent Chinese investors from accessing this asset class.

Despite these constraints, market analysts initially projected $25 billion in inflows for Hong Kong’s spot Bitcoin ETFs. However, Bloomberg analyst Eric Balchunas adjusted these expectations to $1 billion, citing the original figure as overly optimistic.

Balchunas asserts that the $1 billion forecast for the Hong Kong Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs is still substantial. He also noted that reaching this revised goal quickly depends significantly on improvements in infrastructure.