Institutional investor deposits over $5 million in bitcoin for the DBL Digital Series Fund
CHICAGO– DrawBridge Lending, d/b/a DBL Digital, a digital asset lending, borrowing and investment management company, has secured its first major investment in its new bitcoin investment product ‘DBL Digital Series Fund’.
While investments in cryptocurrencies and derivatives can present high risks that are not suitable for many investors, the DBL Digital Series Fund uses derivative options strategies to offer qualified investors the opportunity to leverage their bitcoin holdings to produce potential returns while their assets remain in cold storage at a qualified and insured custodian. The fund also permits the investor to select downside protection as high as 50% of the value of the investor’s bitcoin holdings.
“By capturing market volatility, the DBL Digital Series Fund allows investors to receive a potential return on their bitcoin, regardless of the price movement of the underlying asset.” Jason Urban, CEO at DBL Digital. “This investment validates that investors have a strong appetite for a yield earning product like ours that also provides downside protection.”
The fund is organized as a Delaware Series LLC in which each investor can have a “pool of one” with its own EIN number, administered and audited by experienced industry firms. Investors can deposit their Bitcoin holdings in a free cold wallet with an insured custodian. Unlike other bitcoin investment products, the investors’ digital assets never leave the wallet during the investment tenor.
“What investors fail to realize is the current bitcoin lending landscape poses unforeseen risks,” says Mr. Urban. “We see a giant credit risk in the space with coins being re-hypothecated to unknown, or in some cases, weak counterparties. Additionally, we firmly believe the solution we’ve brought to the market is more robust, more elegant, and plainly speaking, more secure. Putting investor protections into the fund is the foremost principle at DBL Digital.”
The DBL Digital Series Fund provides an opportunity for qualified persons to invest in the digital asset space under the steady guidance of veteran derivatives specialists without having to directly navigate the numerous hassles associated with direct investments in the cryptocurrency markets. Of course, no investment in derivatives is without a high degree of risk and is unsuitable for many investors. The volatile nature of the underlying bitcoin markets has the potential to cause unforeseen and detrimental consequences, including the insolvency of derivative transaction counterparties. In addition, there is a lack of centralized pricing sources and markets have a tendency to be opaque.
To be eligible to invest in the fund, investors will have to be both accredited investors and eligible contract participants (ECPs), meaning they have a net worth of at least $1,000,000. The minimum investment in the DBL Digital Series Fund will be $1,000,000, which can be met with the aggregation of multiple investors.
“This investment is a great opportunity for us,” said Tom Anderson, President and Chairman of the Board of DBL Digital. “We aim to provide innovative solutions that meet the demand of investors who want a product that delivers yield and secures their coin.”
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About DrawBridge Lending:
DrawBridge Lending (DBL) initiates USD loans secured by crypto assets. DBL is a licensed lender and is able to provide commercial loans in 49 states and Washington D.C. In addition, DBL is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) and Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) with the NFA. DrawBridge Lending uses both a qualified and insured custodian and advanced risk management strategies to protect borrower assets and lender capital. Learn more about its products, company and team at drawbridgelending.com.
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