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VanEck debuts Ethereum Futures ETF, targets long-term investors with tax-efficient structure

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  • VanEck has launched an actively managed Ethereum Strategy ETF (EFUT), focusing exclusively on Ether (ETH) futures contracts.
  • The ETF is unique in its tax-efficient C-Corp structure, aimed at benefiting long-term investors.
  • Managed by Greg Krenzer, a veteran with over two decades of experience, EFUT joins VanEck’s Bitcoin Strategy ETF to provide futures-focused exposure to major digital assets.

VanEck, a notable player in the asset management industry, has unveiled its latest offering, the VanEck Ethereum Strategy ETF (CBOE: EFUT). Designed to catch the wave of interest in digital currencies, this actively managed ETF will invest solely in Ether (ETH) futures contracts. Moreover, EFUT sets itself apart as the lone ETF to focus on ETH futures while also boasting a C-Corp structure. This particular structure is of note because it aims to offer a more efficient tax experience for long-term investors.

Kyle DaCruz, Director of Digital Asset Product at VanEck, highlighted Ethereum’s essential role in the decentralized applications ecosystem. Besides driving innovations in digital currencies, Ethereum also empowers global payments and smart contracts. Although a spot ETF product for digital assets remains elusive in the U.S., EFUT provides investors with a gateway to the ETH futures market.

Veteran management behind the fund

Greg Krenzer, the Head of Active Trading for VanEck, will manage EFUT. With a career spanning over two decades, Krenzer is well-versed in trading many asset categories, including futures. 

Ed Lopez, the Head of Product Management at VanEck, commented on the firm’s enduring legacy of pioneering investment avenues across global markets and through varied market cycles. Lopez reiterated that EFUT joins VanEck Bitcoin Strategy ETF (XBTF) in offering futures-focused exposure to key digital assets. Significantly, like EFUT, XBTF is also structured as a C-Corp but does not directly invest in Bitcoin or any other digital assets.

VanEck has consistently stayed ahead of the curve, leveraging its profound understanding of the markets to introduce cutting-edge investment options. Having managed roughly $80.8 billion in assets as of August 31, 2023, the firm continues to provide both active and passive investment strategies. Its offerings span a broad spectrum, from core investment opportunities to specialized exposures designed to enrich portfolio diversification. Consequently, both individual and institutional investors can take advantage of VanEck’s wide-ranging capabilities.

However, it should be noted that despite the buzz surrounding the launch, Ethereum’s price remained steady, trading at $1,727 at the time of the announcement. It remains to be seen how the market will ultimately react to this new investment vehicle in the long term.

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