NDXB:

QBTC

Dubai's First Listed Bitcoin Fund

Investment Objectives

The Fund’s investment objectives are to seek to provide Unitholders of the Fund with:

  1. exposure to the digital currency bitcoin, and the daily price movements of the US dollar price of bitcoin.
  2. the opportunity for long-term capital appreciation. 

The Bitcoin Fund (QBTC)

$ | %
Volume:
USD | NASDAQ DUBAI STOCK EXCHANGE | REAL TIME PRICE |
Net Asset Value (NAV)
USD

as of 4PM EST

Net Asset Value per Unit (NAVPU)
USD

as of 4PM EST

Net Asset Value per Unit at Inception
USD 9.2396

April 9, 2020

Net Asset Value per Unit (NAVPU) and Market Price

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*Net Asset Value per Unit (NAVPU) is calculated by the Administrator daily as at 4:00pm ET. The Fund’s bitcoin is valued based on the MVIS CryptoCompare Institutional Bitcoin Index (MVIBTC) maintained by MV Index Solutions GmbH (MVIS). Effective May 2, 2022, the Fund’s bitcoin will be valued based on the MVIS® CryptoCompare Bitcoin Benchmark Rate Index (BBR) maintained by MVIS.

**Market price data is provided by the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Market price reflects the closing price of The Bitcoin Fund on the TSX under the symbol QBTC.U as at 4:00pm ET. 3iQ Corp does not verify any data and disclaims any obligation to do so. 3iQ Corp, its data or content providers, the financial exchanges and each of their affiliates and business partners (A) expressly disclaim the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any data and (B) shall not be liable for any errors, omissions or other defects in, delays or interruptions in such data, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Units Outstanding

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^^The Bitcoin Fund is structured as a closed-end fund that issues a fixed number of units. Units have been offered to the public during the Initial Public Offering (IPO) in April 2020, in periodic overnight offerings, at-the-market offerings, and in private placements to accredited investors. Management is precluded by OSC regulations from offering any units where net proceeds to the fund would be below net asset value.

Historical MVIS CryptoCompare Bitcoin Benchmark Rate Index

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^Effective May 2, 2022, the Fund’s bitcoin is valued based on the MVIS CryptoCompare Bitcoin Benchmark Rate Index (BBR) maintained by MV Index Solutions GmbH (MVIS). The index is disseminated in USD and the closing value is calculated at 16:00 ET with fixed 16:00 ET exchange rates. Historical data for MVIS CryptoCompare Institutional Bitcoin Index (MVIBTC) can be found here.

Key Facts and Terms

Exchange Nasdaq Dubai Stock Exchange (NDXB)
Symbol QBTC
Currency USD
Units Outstanding
Units per BTC
BTC per Unit
CUSIP 09175G104
ISIN CA09175G1046
Management Fee 1.95%
Benchmark Index MVIS CryptoCompare Bitcoin Benchmark Rate Index (BBR)
Custody Services Cidel Trust Company
Sub-Custodian Gemini Trust Company, LLC
Fund Valuation SGGG Fund Services Inc.
Transfer Agent Computershare Investor Services Inc.
Accounting SGGG Fund Services Inc.
Auditor Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP
Legal Counsel Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
‡ As of

Fund Documents

Fund Highlights

1 May be lower due to a small cash balance in the portfolio holdings. Minimum investment restrictions are outlined in the prospectus.

3iQ is Canada’s largest digital asset fund manager, managing over C$1.5 billion of assets

Fund Performance

Fund Returns ‡

Inception Date

1-Month

3-Months

6-Months

1-Year

Year to Date

Since Inception

3-Year

Class A (USD)

April 9, 2020

-16%

-1%

-40%

-35%

-17%

352%

N/A

Fund Returns ‡

Inception Date

1-Month

3-Months

6-Months

1-Year

Year to Date

Since Inception

3-Year

Class A (USD)

April 9, 2020

-16%

-1%

-40%

-35%

-17%

352%

N/A

Fund returns are net of all fees and expenses. Performance figures are rounded, and based on the NAVPU of The Bitcoin Fund (QBTC). Past performance is not indicative of future results.

‡ As of April 29, 2022

Fund Historical Performance

Fund Returns ‡ Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual or YTD
2022
-16%
9%
9%
-16%
-17%
2021
20%
33%
26%
-3%
-36%
-6%
14%
18%
-8%
43%
-8%
-20%
55%
2020
-4%
-3%
24%
3%
-8%
26%
41%
50%
252%

Fund returns are net of all fees and expenses. Performance figures are rounded, and based on the NAVPU of The Bitcoin Fund (QBTC). Past performance is not indicative of future results.

‡ As of April 29, 2022

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These materials do not constitute an offer to sell or issue or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction. Neither the 3iQ Corp.’s (the “Manager”) nor the Fund’s securities have been nor will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), nor under the applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered, sold, resold, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly within, into or in the United States, absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or except in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with the securities laws of any relevant state or other jurisdiction of the United States. No securities regulatory authority has expressed an opinion about these securities and it is an offence to claim otherwise.

There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning units of an investment fund. An investment fund must prepare disclosure documents that contain key information about the fund. You can find more detailed information about the fund in these documents. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account certain fees such as redemption fees or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell units of the Fund on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Gibraltar Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq Dubai Exchange or other alternative trading system (an “exchange”). If the units are purchased or sold on an exchange, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying units of the Fund and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them.

Information contained in the prospectus or applicable offering documents, includes the investment objectives and potential strategies of the Fund, and a description of management fees, and other charges and expenses. You can find more detailed information about the Fund and its public filings available at www.sedar.com 

Certain statements in this document are forward-looking statements, including those identified by the expressions “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “target”, “seek”, “will” and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Fund and the Manager. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect the current expectations of the Fund and the Manager regarding future results or events. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Fund’s and the Manager’s current beliefs and are based on information currently available to them. Forward-looking statements are made with assumptions and involve significant risks and uncertainties. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this document are based upon assumptions that the Fund and the Manager believe to be reasonable, none of the Fund or the Manager can assure investors that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. As a result, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations.

Some of these risks, uncertainties and other factors are described in the offering documents for the relevant Funds under the heading “Risk Factors”. These factors – many of which are beyond the Manager’s control and the effects of which can be difficult to predict – include: no assurance in achieving investment objectives, loss of investment, volatility and fluctuation in value of cryptoassets, concentration risk, reliance on the Manager, no ownership interest in the cryptoasset portfolio, changes in legislation, conflicts of interest, valuation, significant redemptions, limited liquidity in the units, limited operating history, exchange rate risk, liquidity constraints on cryptoasset markets, tax risk, risks associated with blockchain networks and forks, risks associated with digital asset platforms and cybersecurity.

The forward-looking statements contained herein were prepared for the purpose of providing prospective investors with general educational background information about cryptoassets and the Funds and may not be appropriate for other purposes. None of the Fund or the Manager assumes any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.

BBR and MVIBTC (the “Indexes”) are the exclusive property of MV Index Solutions GmbH (“MVIS”) and has been licensed for use by 3iQ Corp. (the “Licensee”). MVIS has contracted with CryptoCompare Data Limited to maintain and calculate the Indexes. CryptoCompare Data Limited uses its best efforts to ensure that the Indexes are calculated correctly subject to the accuracy of any data that has been provided to it by third parties. Irrespective of its obligations towards MVIS, CryptoCompare Data Limited has no obligation to point out errors in the Indexes to third parties. In particular, MVIS is not responsible for the Licensee and/or for Licensee’s legality or suitability and/or for Licensee’s business offerings. Offerings by Licensee, may they be based on the Bitcoin Fund or not, are not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by MVIS, Van Eck Associates Corporation as its parent company or its affiliates (collectively, “VanEck”), and MVIS and VanEck make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in Licensee and/or in Licensee’s business offerings. MVIS, VanEck and its affiliates make no warranties and bear no liability with respect to Licensee.

Any descriptions of, references to, or links to other products, publications or services does not constitute an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship by or affiliation with 3iQ with respect to any linked site or its sponsor, unless expressly stated by 3iQ. Any such information, products or sites have not necessarily been reviewed by 3iQ and are provided or maintained by third parties over whom 3iQ exercises no control. 3iQ expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information, and/or quality of products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party sites. By clicking on any of the links included on this website, you acknowledge that you will be taken to a third-party site, which is not managed by 3iQ.

3iQ Corp. (“3iQ”) is a Canadian investment fund manager focused on providing investors with exposure to digital assets, disruptive technologies and the blockchain space. Units of certain 3iQ Funds are offered through prospectus and through prospectus exemptions.  Please read the offering documents carefully before investing.

Jean Desgagne

DIRECTOR

Jean Desgagne is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Jean brings deep C-suite and Board experience within large multinational financial institutions, exchanges & market infrastructures, including TD, TMX and The Canadian Depository for Securities. He is a current and past Board Member for regulated financial companies, government agencies, industry associations, universities and not-for-profit organizations. He is an advisor to several startups and is CEO of Canada Stablecorp Inc. He is currently Chair of the Board for CPA Ontario, and a Director at CAA Club Group, CAA Insurance, Echelon Insurance and Orion Insurance. He Chairs the Internal Audit Committee for the Province of Ontario, I&IT Section and is an Executive in Residence at the Telfer School of Management.

Chris Jouppi

DIRECTOR

Chris Jouppi is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Chris is a senior executive with over 40 years of progressive experience in risk management, electrical power, automation, medical device and professional services. Chris’ experience includes hands on involvement in technology, global marketing and sales, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, quality, finance, technology licensing, customer support, strategic planning and M&A.

Chris holds an MBA from Wilfred Laurier University and a BSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Pascal St-Jean

PRESIDENT

Pascal St-Jean is the President of 3iQ Corp.

Throughout his career, Pascal has focused on the transformation and disruption of industries via rapid scaling of businesses under his leadership. Having successfully created and grown multiple business ventures, Pascal was recognized as one of the youngest recipients of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 award.

Pascal is the co-founder of STAND Advisors where he served as Strategic Advisor and Fractional Executive to over 5% of the Globe and Mail’s 500 fastest growing companies in Canada.  He is also a founding partner of Futuring– an executive coaching business, and the Chair of TEC Canada.

Pascal’s experience in open-source technologies and distributed systems led him to invest in cryptocurrency in 2016, and act as an educational resource on digital asset investments to several organizations. In addition, Pascal has served as a strategic consultant to bitcoin mining start-ups such as Hydra Mining and founded Quasar Strategy, a private multi-strategy Bitcoin fund.

John Loeprich

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & DIRECTOR

John Loeprich is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations, finance, and assisting with strategic planning.

John brings over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, ranging from public accounting to finance and operations with multi-national corporations to finance and sales and marketing and strategic planning with a number of investment management firms.

John started his investment industry tenure at Fidelity Investments where he became Chief Financial Officer before starting his own business specializing in assisting companies launch themselves into the mutual fund market.

Prior to 3IQ, John was EVP & CFO at Qwest Investment Fund Management, helping grow the business into a profitable IFM/PM platform. Prior to Qwest, John was Senior Vice-President, Partner & head of the Private Client Division at Hillsdale Investment Management, responsible for Sale & Marketing to investment advisors and high net worth individuals. During his time at Hillsdale the firm’s assets grew from $12 million to over $500 million.

John is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant and a graduate of the University of Waterloo (Bachelor of Mathematics).

Ashley Peters

Chief Compliance Officer

Ashley Peters is the Chief Compliance Officer at 3iQ Corp. Ms. Peters is an experienced Chief Compliance Officer and compliance consultant. Her experience in the Canadian investment industry has focused in compliance in IIROC, MFDA, exempt market dealer, investment fund manager and portfolio manager rules and regulations. Ms. Peters served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Solium Financial and Ross Smith Asset Management. As Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Ms. Peters oversaw the launch the Ross Smith Cryptocurrency Fund.

Ms. Peters is a past member of various IIAC and IIROC compliance committees and the IIROC Alberta District Council. Ashley has a background in finance and compliance.

Anthony Cox, CPA, ICD.D

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR

Tony Cox is the Executive Vice President and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is also a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Mr. Cox has more than 15 years of experience in Canada and the United Kingdom with major accounting firms and over 30 years of experience in the investment fund industry in Canada including eleven years as Chief Financial Officer of an investment fund manager subsidiary of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and eleven years with an investment fund manager subsidiary of National Bank Financial Inc.

Prior to joining 3iQ, Mr. Cox served as President of Canadian Fund Management Inc. and provided consulting and contract services to investment fund managers.

Mr. Cox has been very active in the investment fund industry, serving on many Investment Funds Institute of Canada committees and as a past director of Fundserv Inc.

Mr. Cox is currently a member of the Independent Review Committees of PIMCO Canada Funds, and Connor, Clark & Lunn Funds (chair). He is also a Board Member of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Ontario. He is a CPA, CA, and holds the ICD.D designation (ICD.D 2010).

Bruce Smith

DIRECTOR

Bruce Smith is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Bruce is a Corporate Director and Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives at VanEck. Bruce joined VanEck back in 1983, and has been a director of various VanEck related entities such as the Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation, and the Van Eck Absolute Returns Advisers Corporation.

Prior to joining VanEck, Bruce served as a CPA at McGladrey & Pullen. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He holds FINRA Series 7, 27 and 63 Licenses, and has received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fordham University in 1977 and a CPA designation in 1980.

Thomas G. Staudt

Director

Tom Staudt is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Tom has been with ARK Investment Management (New York) for almost 7 years, and currently serves as ARK’s Chief Operating Officer, managing and overseeing the strategic operations of the firm, screens financial markets for new opportunities, and evaluates and implements ARK’s product portfolio. Tom earned the asset management industry’s 2020 Rising Star Award recognition from Fund Intelligence.

Prior to joining ARK, Tom worked in a media sales and consulting role for WILX. Before WILX, Tom spent time with Fidelity Investments in their mutual fund department, and he has also consulted on Millennial investing behavior to TIAA-CREF.

Tom received his Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude, in Finance and Economics from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts in Telecommunications Policy from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in New Media Management from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and his Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

Tom is also currently the President of the ARK ETF Trust.

Valerie Hull

VP, Finance

Valerie Hull is the VP, Finance at 3iQ Corp. Valerie brings over 20 years of experience in the financial services and investment industry, with roles ranging from public accounting, internal audit, fund administration and finance with a number of investment management and investment firms.

Valerie is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and Certified Management Accountant and is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (Masters of Accounting).

Richard Strauss

Director

Richard Strauss is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Richard has over 25 years of experience in the U.S. securities industry.  Most of his career was spent at Goldman Sachs where he was a Senior Financial Services Analyst in charge of Investment Management, Brokerage, Investment Banking and Money Center Bank research coverage.

While at Goldman, he also played an important role in marketing the Firm’s 1999 IPO to institutional investors worldwide.  After leaving Goldman, Richard was a Director at Deutsche Bank covering Financial Services.  Earlier, he had been at Salomon Brothers, covering superregional and regional banks.

Currently, he is President and managing member of Kensington Partners, a trading operation. Richard holds both an MBA and BA from Cornell University.

Alex McDougall

Managing Director

Alex McDougall is a Managing Director at 3iQ. Alex analyzes companies throughout the full lifecycle from early-stage to multi-national institutions. Starting his career as an investment banker at the Bank of Montreal, Alex led multiple projects and teams across BMO Capital Markets, including in Fintech, M&A, and Financial Institutions. Alex helped lead the charge on several of Capital Market’s early blockchain and fintech initiatives and was recognized as a leader within the Investment Bank.

Alex left BMO in early 2018 to co-found Bicameral Ventures, a platform focused on “Interconnected Investing” and building a portfolio of highly complementary projects working towards bringing new technology paradigms into reality. Bicameral’s themes generally include blockchain, interoperability, data and identity self-sovereignty, personalized AI, and Web 3.0. Alex joined the 3iQ team in Q1 2021 as Managing Director – Product Development.

Ross McKee

DIRECTOR

Ross McKee is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Ross has more than 35 years of experience as a Canadian capital markets and securities regulatory lawyer, recently retired from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. During his legal practice at Blakes, Mr. McKee advised Canadian and foreign issuers, dealers, advisers, custodians, depositaries, and marketplaces on capital markets regulation and compliance issues, for traditional and new securities. His securities law experience also includes advising special committees of independent directors, mergers and acquisitions, and project finance. Since 2013, he has advised developers, issuers, and brokers on cryptocurrencies and digital asset funds, token foundations and blockchain protocols. Since his retirement from Blakes in 2019, Mr. McKee has acted as a legal consultant on securities law compliance, venture capital and blockchain-related matters. Mr. McKee is a graduate of Trinity College, University of Toronto (BA) and Queen’s University (LLB), where he taught securities regulation for five years.

Meltem Demirors

DIRECTOR

Meltem Demirors is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Meltem is the Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares, a publicly listed ($CS.ST) digital asset investment firm that manages $5B in assets, and is a trusted partner to investors and entrepreneurs navigating the digital asset ecosystem. Meltem oversees the firm’s corporate strategy, investments, and growth efforts. An established veteran of digital asset investing, Meltem draws on her substantial experience and widespread influence to accelerate growth and acceptance of the asset class. Prior to joining CoinShares, Meltem helped build and grow Digital Currency Group, raising capital from the world’s largest corporations and managing a portfolio of 120 companies and 4 subsidiaries. Before she was bitten with the bitcoin bug, Meltem worked in the Oil & Gas industry in trading, corporate treasury, and M&A roles. Meltem has been recognized for her personal contributions to the industry and serves as an outspoken advocate. She is a founding member of the World Economic Forum Blockchain Council and testified before the House Financial Services Committee. Meltem teaches at MIT and Oxford, and is cochair of the WEF Cryptocurrency Council and actively involved in and passionate about bitcoin education and advocacy efforts as well as causes related to civil rights and freedom of speech.

Anoop Dogra

Managing Director

Anoop Dogra is a Managing Director at 3iQ, responsible for product development, syndication and legal matters.

Prior to 3iQ, Anoop was a Director at BMO Capital Markets where he was responsible for originating, structuring and distributing innovative financial products, including mutual funds, alternative funds and closed-end funds, and prior to that, Anoop was a Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where he practiced securities and corporate law.

Anoop holds a Bachelor of Laws from Western University, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Guru Nanak Dev University (India), and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

Christopher Matta

PRESIDENT OF 3iQ DIGITAL ASSETS (US)

Chris is the President of 3iQ Digital Assets (US).

Chris also serves as the President and Founder of the Blockchain Association of New Jersey, which advocates for innovative regulatory leadership and enterprise collaboration for the cryptocurrency space.

Prior to joining 3iQ, Chris was the Co-Founder of Crescent Crypto, an asset management firm focused on creating innovative investment solutions to bring the cryptocurrency asset class to institutional and mainstream investors. Previously, Chris was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs where he managed assets for the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund and Trust Company.

Kevin Jiang

Portfolio Manager and Head of Trading

Kevin Jiang is the Head of Trading and Operations at 3iQ Corp.

Kevin brings 10 years of experience in securities trading, investment, and asset management. Prior to joining 3iQ, Kevin was the Head of Fixed Income Department at Guosheng Securities Asset Management where he oversaw asset under management growth of over $1 billion. Previously Kevin was Head of Trading of Fixed Income Department at CITIC Securities.

Francois Dionne St-Arneault

Director of Product and Sales

François is the Director of Products and Sales for Canada at 3iQ Corp. Prior to joining 3iQ, François was the Co-Founder of sept24, a full-service communications & marketing agency based in Quebec. François has worked with innovative and forward-thinking companies in assisting to bring their products and services to market. François brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and sales to 3iQ. François holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke.

Connor Loewen

Cryptocurrency Analyst

Connor Loewen is 3iQ’s cryptocurrency analyst. Connor has been involved with bitcoin and other digital assets for over 5 years. Connor holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Capilano University and has completed the Canadian Securities Course. During university, Connor served as the Director of Finance for the Capilano Finance Association for three years, where he led student investment workshops and lectured full-sized classes on managing equities, derivatives, and digital assets. Connor had previously worked in the TSX Venture industry, and at Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Louis LaValle

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Louis LaValle is Managing Director and co-head of Distribution for 3iQ Digital Assets (US) with over 17 years of financial industry experience. Prior to joining 3iQ, Louis held senior roles across the alternative investment industry at Neuberger Berman, BNY Mellon (EACM Advisors), Legg Mason (Permal Group) and SkyBridge Capital. Prior to this, he was an investment analyst at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston. He received a BA, cum laude, from New York University.

Kevin Aikman-Carter

MARKETING COORDINATOR

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Thomas Rose

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

​Tom Rose is Managing Director and co-head of Distribution at 3iQ Digital Assets (US) with 25 years of business development and relationship manager experience including 18 years in the investment management industry. Prior to joining 3iQ, he was with Neuberger Berman responsible for building the intermediary business on the West Coast, engaging with RIAs and multi-family offices. Previously, he was with BlackRock and managed the institutional Core-West team covering foundations, endowments, and pension plans (both corporate and public) and was responsible for growing the institutional business across the BlackRock platform and developing talent. Before the acquisition of Barclays Global Investors (BGI) Tom was a senior member of the Client Connect team. Tom received a BA, from TCU and MBA from the University of San Francisco. Tom holds the CFA designation and sits on the Board for the Peter Pan Foundation.

Thomas G. Staudt

DIRECTOR

Tom Staudt is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Tom has been with ARK Investment Management (New York) for almost 7 years, and currently serves as ARK’s Chief Operating Officer, managing and overseeing the strategic operations of the firm, screens financial markets for new opportunities, and evaluates and implements ARK’s product portfolio. Tom earned the asset management industry’s 2020 Rising Star Award recognition from Fund Intelligence.

Prior to joining ARK, Tom worked in a media sales and consulting role for WILX. Before WILX, Tom spent time with Fidelity Investments in their mutual fund department, and he has also consulted on Millennial investing behavior to TIAA-CREF.

Tom received his Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude, in Finance and Economics from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts in Telecommunications Policy from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in New Media Management from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and his Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

Tom is also currently the President of the ARK ETF Trust.

Richard Strauss

DIRECTOR

Richard Strauss is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Richard has over 25 years of experience in the U.S. securities industry.  Most of his career was spent at Goldman Sachs where he was a Senior Financial Services Analyst in charge of Investment Management, Brokerage, Investment Banking and Money Center Bank research coverage.

While at Goldman, he also played an important role in marketing the Firm’s 1999 IPO to institutional investors worldwide.  After leaving Goldman, Richard was a Director at Deutsche Bank covering Financial Services.  Earlier, he had been at Salomon Brothers, covering superregional and regional banks.

Currently, he is President and managing member of Kensington Partners, a trading operation. Richard holds both an MBA and BA from Cornell University.

Frederick T. Pye

CHAIRMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & DIRECTOR

Frederick T. Pye is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is also the Chairman and Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Mr. Pye is recognized for creating and promoting creative and unique investment products for the investment industry.

Mr. Pye has managed private client portfolios with Landry Investment Management and various other investment dealers. Prior to this Mr. Pye was Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Argentum Management and Research Corporation, a company dedicated to managing and distributing quantitative investment portfolios including the first long-short mutual fund in Canada.

He was also Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager of Fidelity Investments Canada and an integral part of the team that saw assets rise from $80 million to over $7.5 billion in assets under management during his tenure. He also held various positions with Guardian Trust Company, which listed the first Gold, Silver and Platinum Certificates on the Montreal Exchange.

Mr. Pye obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University.