Kelly Strategic Management recordsdata for Ethereum futures ETF
Denver-based funding company Kelly Strategic Management has filed for an exchange-traded fund (ETF) providing publicity to Ethereum (ETH) futures contracts.
The transfer comes simply 3 months after VanEck and ProShares abruptly withdrew their ETH futures ETF programs at the similar day in August.
According to a Nov. 29 submitting with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Kelly Ethereum Ether Strategy ETF will spend money on cash-settled Ether futures contracts traded at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).
Bloomberg’s Senior ETF analyst Eric Balchunas famous on Twitter as of late that Kelly’s Ether ETF could have a slender 20% probability of having approval, as he wondered whether or not the “SEC is in a position for this new step.”
In Balchunas’ view, he thinks that SEC chairman Gary Gensler is “no longer mentally in a position” to approve anything else instead of a Bitcoin (BTC) futures ETF at this level:
“During the Bitcoin futures submitting procedure in Aug, VanEck and ProShares filed for Ether ETFs too. SEC instructed them to withdraw them. It’s now 3 months (and three a success Bitcoin ETF futures ETF launches) later.”
Balchunas added that if the rumors had been true that the SEC instructed VanEck and ProShares to withdraw their respective Ether ETF filings as they supplied publicity to Crypto belongings instead of BTC, Kelly’s ETF would have a 1% probability of approval.
Just had fast chat with @JSeyff and our early, tough odds of approval of this ETF is ready 20% until this @twobitidiot rumor is right kind, then we would obv pass means decrease like 1% (altho we nonetheless see a couple of ETFs conserving $ETHE) https://t.co/Ba4yRMsGS6
— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) November 29, 2021
Researcher Jason Lowery commented “I’d be shocked if SEC licensed an ETH ETF b/c it tacitly indicators acceptance of ETH as no longer being an unregistered safety.”
Related: CME introduces micro Ether futures as ETH nears ATH above $4.4K
The SEC has licensed a couple of BTC futures ETFs within the latter part of 2021, however it seems that that the regulatory frame is these days no longer prepared to log out on any form of fund that gives publicity to Crypto outdoor of CME BTC futures contracts.
Earlier this month, Anna Paglia the worldwide head of ETFs and listed methods at Invesco highlighted as such, as she defined that her company’s choice to drag its BTC Futures ETF was once that the SEC best approves Bitcoin ETFs with 100% publicity to Bitcoin futures.