Investment Funds Made for the 21st Century
Experienced Digital-Asset Investment Fund Attorneys
CBIG Law advises cryptocurrency, or digital-asset, fund managers on fund formation and ongoing operations. We advise a clients with varied investment strategies that invest in blockchain assets, cryptocurrencies, and other digital assets and exchanges, including domestic and offshore exchanges, initial coin offerings, existing and established coins and other assets. Whether your strategy will be mining focused, pre-ico trading, index tracking, or a combination of strategies, CBIG Law is a reliable source for legal guidance. Our attorneys are prepared to advise on digital-asset regulatory developments, market trends, and technology developments.
Digital-Asset Fund Structures
Digital-asset funds can be set up as an open-end structure, similar to a hedge fund, or a closed-end structure, which is similar to a private equity fund.
Open end funds typically share commonalities, such as redemption and withdrawal rights, management and performance fees, and other aspects, but the most common thread lies in the type of investments or assets the fund will purchase. Open end funds generally invest in highly-liquid assets. With digital-asset funds, the key to investing in these highly-liquid assets is to invest in those assets that are traded on recognized exchanges, whether they are domestic to the United States, or offshore.
Closed end funds differ from open end funds in that they do not invest in highly-liquid assets, rather they choose to invest in illiquid assets, such as coins in a pre-initial-coin-offering, or pre-ICO, the actual blockchain assets, cryptocurrencies, and other non-exchange-traded assets and strategies. Most digital-asset funds will likely be classified as a closed end fund because of their strategies and until more reliable and recognized exchanges are formed and existing exchanges begin trading the digital assets so that fund managers may rely on greater liquidity.
Because of the explosive growth of the digital-asset industry and the many ways an investment fund can purchase and trade digital assets, fund managers must be cautious and careful before taking steps to launch and manage a digital-asset fund. Our attorneys can guide you through the process of forming and properly setting up a legally-compliant, open or closed end, digital-asset investment fund.