3iQ and Azzilon Partner to Launch Smart Index Strategies for Bitcoin and Ethereum
Advanced Suite of Smart Indices with Integrated Risk Management Set a New Standard for Institutional Digital Asset Management
Toronto, Ontario – (April 12, 2023) – 3iQ Digital Asset Management (3iQ), a global pioneer in digital asset investment solutions, and Azzilon Systems (Azzilon), a leading provider of intelligent data solutions for the global financial markets, have partnered to create an innovative suite of Smart index strategies on Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Designed with institutional investors in mind, these strategies will be powered by Azzilon’s advanced SmartB engine. This advanced risk optimization tool integrates a blend of rules-based and algorithmic methodologies for dynamically adjusting asset weights, thus refining portfolio management and enhancing alpha generation.
3iQ will utilize Azzilon’s SmartB technology to develop two innovative strategies focused on providing exposure to bitcoin and ethereum while minimizing volatility:
- 3iQ SmartB BTC is a systematic, rules-based bitcoin (BTC) investment strategy designed to generate positive alpha and superior risk-adjusted returns compared to traditional buy-and-hold bitcoin strategies. Without using derivatives or leverage, 3iQ SmartB BTC adjusts investment exposure in response to market conditions, emphasizing capital preservation during market downturns by allocating to cash.
- 3iQ SmartB ETH is a systematic, rules-based ethereum (ETH) investment strategy designed to generate positive alpha and superior risk-adjusted returns compared to traditional buy-and-hold Ethereum strategies. Without using derivatives or leverage, 3iQ SmartB ETH adjusts investment exposure in response to market conditions, emphasizing capital preservation during market downturns by allocating to cash.
This partnership will enhance 3iQ’s Outsourced Crypto Investment Office (OCIOTM) program by integrating Azzilon’s SmartB engine into its Investment Advisory and Managed Account Platform (QMAP) mandates, offering smart beta strategies to institutional clients.
Pascal St. Jean, President of 3iQ said: “Our clients continue to seek advanced investment approaches that go beyond simply buying and holding bitcoin. Working with Azzilon, a company that shares our commitment to delivering innovative investment solutions to clients, is a remarkable opportunity. By utilizing Azzilon’s SmartB engine, we can provide a unique service that allows investors to access the full potential of digital assets while effectively managing risk.”
Pierre McMaster, CEO of Azzilon, shared his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “Our partnership with 3iQ is an important step in our mission to enhance portfolio management. We are confident that our SmartB engine, combined with 3iQ’s expertise in digital asset management, will create a strong synergy that enables institutional investors to successfully navigate the complex world of cryptocurrencies and achieve superior returns.”
With the rising demand for risk-managed solutions in digital assets, the partnership between 3iQ and Azzilon comes at a critical time. As institutional investors continue to explore opportunities in the ever-evolving cryptocurrency market, this collaboration aims to deliver sophisticated, risk-optimized strategies that address the unique challenges of digital asset investments.
To learn more about 3iQ, visit: 3iq.io
To learn more about Azzilon, visit: azzilon.com
About 3iQ Digital Asset Management
Founded in 2012, 3iQ is one of the world’s leading digital asset investment fund managers. 3iQ was the first Canadian investment fund manager to offer a public bitcoin investment fund: The Bitcoin Fund (TSX: QBTC) (TSX: QBTC.U), and a public ether investment fund: The Ether Fund (TSX: QETH.UN) (TSX: QETH.U). More recently, 3iQ launched the 3iQ CoinShares Bitcoin ETF (TSX: BTCQ) (TSX: BTCQ.U) and the 3iQ CoinShares Ether ETF (TSX: ETHQ) (TSX: ETHQ.U). 3iQ offers investors convenient and familiar investment products to gain exposure to digital assets.
About Azzilon Systems Canada, Inc.
Azzilon Systems Canada Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is the trusted provider of intelligent solutions for financial markets and its regulated participants. Founded in Singapore in 2017, Azzilon was created by experts in financial engineering and systematic trading. Its cutting edge, tailored solutions help their clients capitalize on equity market performance, combat inflation, and manage portfolio volatility – all powered by their proprietary SmartB technology.
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