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Bosera HashKey Bitcoin ETF (Unlisted Class)

Important Notice

Investment involves risks. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Investors should not make any investment decision solely based on the information provided in this material. Investors should refer to the Prospectus and the Product Key Facts Statement of the Sub-Fund for further details, including product features and risk factors before making any investment decision.

  • Bosera HashKey Bitcoin ETF (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of the Bosera Global Exchange Traded Funds Series Open-ended Fund Company (“Company”), which is a public umbrella open-ended fund company established under Hong Kong law with variable capital with limited liability and segregated liability between sub-funds registered and incorporated under Part IVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) (“SFO”). The Sub-Fund is a passively managed index exchange traded fund under Chapter 8.6 of the Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds (the “Code”).

  • The Sub-Fund offers both listed class of shares (the “Listed Class of Shares”) and unlisted classes of shares (together the “Unlisted Classes of Shares”). This statement contains information about the offering of the “Unlisted Class of Shares”, and unless otherwise specified references to “Shares” in this statement shall refer to the “Unlisted Class of Shares”. Investors should refer to a separate statement for the offering of the Listed Classes of Shares.

  • Bitcoin is a virtual asset which was released in 2009. Bitcoin serves as the unit of account on an open-source, decentralized, peer-to-peer computer network (“Bitcoin Network”). No single entity owns or operates the Bitcoin Network. Bitcoin is not a legal tender and is not backed by any authorities, government or corporations. The value of bitcoin is determined, in part, by the supply of, and demand for, bitcoin in the global markets for trading bitcoin, market expectations for the adoption of bitcoin as a decentralized store of value and medium of exchange, the number of merchants and/or institutions that accept bitcoin as a form of payment and the volume of private end-user-to-end-user transactions. Please refer to the Prospectus for further details.

  • In seeking to achieve the investment objective, the Sub-Fund is passively managed by directly investing up to 100% of its NAV in bitcoin through SFC-licensed virtual asset trading platform(s). Transaction and acquisition of bitcoin by the Sub-Fund will be conducted through SFC-licensed virtual asset trading platform(s). The Sub-Fund will not acquire other types of investments except that the Sub-Fund may retain a small amount of cash (up to a maximum of 10 % of its NAV) to pay ongoing fees and expenses and meet redemption requests. All of the Sub-Fund’s bitcoin will be held by the Sub-Custodian.

  • The Sub-Fund will not invest in any financial derivative instruments. The Sub-Fund will not engage in sale and repurchase transactions, reverse repurchase transactions, securities lending transactions and/or other similar over-the-counter transactions. The Manager will seek the prior approval of the SFC (if required) and provide at least one month’s prior notice to Shareholders before the Manager engages in any such investments. There is no leverage exposure to bitcoin at the Sub-Fund level.

  • Investors must pay attention to fixed income securities investment risks, including but not limited to:

    • The Sub-Fund’s investment portfolio may fall in value due to any of the key risk factors below and therefore your investment in the Sub-Fund may suffer losses. There is no guarantee of the repayment of principal. There is no assurance that the Sub-Fund will achieve its investment objective.

    • New innovation risk: Bitcoin is a relatively new innovation and the market for bitcoin is subject to rapid price swings, changes and uncertainty. It is not backed by any authorities, government or corporations. Continued and further development of the Bitcoin Network and the acceptance and use of bitcoin are subject to a variety of factors that are difficult to predict or evaluate. Any cessation or reversal of such development of the Bitcoin Network or the acceptance of bitcoin may adversely affect the price of bitcoin and thus the Sub-Fund’s investment.

    • Unforeseeable risks: Given the rapidly evolving nature of bitcoin, including advancements in the underlying technology, market disruptions and resulting governmental interventions that are unforeseeable, an investor may be exposed to additional risks which cannot currently be predicted.

    • Speculative risk: Bitcoin is highly speculative as it has limited track record and lack of intrinsic value. Its value is primarily driven by supply and demand dynamics within the bitcoin market and does not generate cash flows.

    • Extreme price volatility risk: Investing in bitcoin and related products is highly volatile compared to investments in traditional securities, and their price movements are difficult to predict. The prices of bitcoin have historically been extremely volatile. For example, the price of bitcoin dropped 77% during the period from 10 November 2021 to 9 November 2022. Also, the value of bitcoin could decline significantly in a short period of time and without warning, including to zero. For example, in 2020, the biggest single-day drop of the price of bitcoin was 39%.1 The value of the Sub-Fund’s investments in bitcoin could decline significantly and without warning, including to zero.

    • Risk relating to the limited history of bitcoin: Bitcoin and the Bitcoin Network have a limited history, therefore, it is unclear how all elements of bitcoin will unfold over time, specifically with regard to governance between miners, developers and users, as well as the long-term security model as the mining reward of bitcoin decreases over time. Insufficient software development or any other unforeseen challenges that the bitcoin community is not able to resolve could have an adverse impact on bitcoin price and thus the Sub-Fund’s investment.

    • Cybersecurity, fraud, market manipulation and security failure risk: Bitcoin may be subject to the risk of fraud, theft, manipulation or security failures, operational or other problems that impact bitcoin trading venues. In particular, the Bitcoin Network and entities that hold bitcoin in custody or facilitate the transfers or trading of bitcoin are vulnerable to various cyber attacks. Malicious actors may also exploit flaws in the code or structure in the Bitcoin Network that will allow them to, among other things, steal bitcoin held by others, control the blockchain, steal personally identifying information, or issue significant amounts of bitcoin in contravention of the protocols. The occurrence of any of the above may have negative impact on the price of bitcoin and thus the Sub-Fund’s investment.

    • Concentration of ownership risk: A significant portion of bitcoin is held by a small number of holders who may have the ability to manipulate the price of bitcoin. As a result, large sales by such holders could have an adverse effect of the market price of bitcoin.

    • Changes in acceptance of bitcoin: The value of bitcoin is subject to risks related to its usage and there is no assurance that bitcoin usage will continue to grow over the long-term to support its value. Reduction or slowdown in the acceptance and/or prevalence of bitcoin may result in lack of liquidity, increased volatility or a significant reduction in the price of bitcoin and thus the Sub-Fund’s investment.

    • Custody Risk: Ownership and rights to bitcoin depend on securely storing and knowing the private key. If the private key is lost without a backup, access to the corresponding bitcoin address is lost as well, with no possibility of restoration by the Bitcoin Network. While the Manager has conducted due diligence on the Sub-Custodian and believes that there are security procedures in place for the Sub-Fund by the Sub-Custodian, the Manager does not control the Sub-Custodian’s or the virtual asset trading platforms’ operations or their implementation of such security procedures and there can be no assurance that such security procedures will actually work as designed or prove to be successful in safeguarding the Sub-Fund’s assets against all possible sources of theft, loss or damage. While the Sub-Custodian will store most of the Sub-Fund’s bitcoin holdings in the cold wallet (i.e. where the private keys to bitcoin are kept in an offline environment), the Sub-Fund’s bitcoin may be temporarily held online in the hot wallet (i.e. where the private keys to bitcoin are kept in an online environment) for meeting the needs of subscriptions and redemptions, which is more susceptible to cyber-attacks. Any insurance coverage obtained by or for the Custodian/Sub-Custodian is solely for the benefit of the Custodian/Sub-Custodian and does not guarantee or insure the Sub-Fund in any way. There is no third-party insurance held on behalf of the bitcoin accounts. The Sub-Fund itself does not insure its holdings in bitcoin. While the Sub-Custodian is required by the applicable Laws and Regulations to have in place a compensation arrangement to cover potential loss of client Virtual Assets through third-party insurance or other permitted means, such compensation arrangement is shared among all clients of the Sub-Custodian and is not specific to the Sub-Fund. There is no assurance that such compensation arrangement is adequate to protect the Virtual Assets of the Sub-Fund from all possible losses. Where the compensation arrangement of the Sub-Custodian is not sufficient to cover the loss of Virtual Assets of the Sub-Fund, neither the Manager nor the Sub-Fund will be responsible for the shortfall.

    • Counterparty Risk: Counterparty risk involves the risk that a counterparty or third party (e.g. the Custodian, the Sub-Custodian and virtual asset trading platform(s)) will not fulfil its obligations to a Sub-Fund and settle a transaction in accordance with market practice. A Sub-Fund may be exposed to the risk of a counterparty through investments. A Sub-Fund may be exposed to the credit risk of any Custodian, Sub-Custodian and virtual asset trading platform(s), or any depository used by the Custodian where cash or other Scheme Property is held by the Custodian, Sub-Custodian or other depositaries. In the event of the insolvency of the Custodian, Sub-Custodian or other depositaries, a Sub-Fund will be treated as a general creditor of the Custodian, Sub-Custodian or other depositaries in relation to cash holdings of the relevant Sub-Fund. The Sub-Fund’s investments are however maintained by the Custodian, Sub-Custodian or other depositaries in segregated accounts and should be protected in the event of insolvency of the Custodian, Sub-Custodian or other depositaries. A Custodian may be unable to perform its obligations due to credit-related and other events like insolvency of or default of it. In these circumstances the relevant Sub-Fund may be required to unwind certain transactions and may encounter delays of some years and difficulties with respect to court procedures in seeking recovery of the relevant Sub-Fund’s assets.

    • Regulatory risk: The regulation on bitcoin, digital assets and related products and services continues to evolve and increase. To the extent that future regulatory actions or policies limit or restrict bitcoin usage, bitcoin trading or the ability to convert bitcoin to fiat currencies, the demand for and value of bitcoin may be reduced significantly. Changes to existing regulation (e.g., regarding dealing in virtual asset-related products) may also impact the ability of the Sub-Fund to achieve its investment objective or operate as planned.

    • Fork risk: As the Bitcoin Network is an open-source project, the developers may suggest changes to the bitcoin software from time to time. If the updated bitcoin software is not compatible with the original bitcoin software and a sufficient number (but not necessarily a majority) of users and miners elect not to migrate to the updated bitcoin software, this would result in a “hard fork” of the Bitcoin Network, with one prong running the earlier version of the bitcoin software and the other running the updated bitcoin software, resulting in the existence of two versions of bitcoin network running in parallel and a split of the blockchain underlying the bitcoin network. The occurrence of such “fork” may result in an adverse impact on the price and liquidity of bitcoin and thus the Sub-Fund’s investment.

    • Air drop risk: A substantial giveaway of bitcoin to participants in the Bitcoin Network (sometimes referred to as an “air drop”) may result in a significant and unexpected declines in the value of bitcoin and thus the Sub-Fund’s investment.

    • Contagion risk: The collapse of any major players in the crypto ecosystem (for example, wallets and exchanges) may have contagious adverse effects on the values of virtual assets including bitcoin and the value of the Sub-Fund’s investments.

    • Control and potential manipulation of Bitcoin Network risk: Bitcoin Network is vulnerable to malicious attack and malicious actor would be able to gain full control of the network and the ability to manipulate the blockchain. If an entity gains control of over 51% of the compute power (hash rate) the entity could use its majority share to double spend bitcoin. Essentially, the entity would send bitcoin to one recipient, which is confirmed in the existing blockchain, while also creating a shadow blockchain that sends that same bitcoin to another entity under its control. After a period of time, the entity will release its hidden blockchain and reverse previously confirmed transactions, and due to the way mining works, that new blockchain will become the record of truth. This would significantly erode trust in the Bitcoin Network to store value and serve as a means of exchange which may significantly decrease the value of the bitcoin and in turn the NAV per Share.

    • Illicit use of bitcoin: Bitcoin can be used to purchase illegal goods, fund illicit activities or launder money. Negative developments of bitcoin may affect the general outlook on the industry as a whole, trigger governmental intervention/restrictions/regulations, and may have adverse effect on the Sub-Fund’s investments.

    • Risks associated with virtual asset trading platforms: The virtual asset trading platforms that the Sub-Fund may acquire and dispose of bitcoin are still developing. The bitcoin traded on these virtual asset trading platforms may be subject to lower liquidity compared to other spot bitcoin trading venue. As such, there may be a delay in the Sub-Fund's ability to acquire or dispose of its investments from these virtual asset trading platforms. The bid and offer spreads of the price of bitcoin on these virtual asset trading platforms may be large and the Sub-Fund may incur significant trading costs. In the event that the virtual asset trading platform’s licence from the SFC is being revoked/terminated or otherwise invalidated, the Sub-Fund may be prohibited from conducting transactions and acquisitions of bitcoin.

  • If there is a suspension of the inter-counter transfer of Shares between the counters and/or any limitation on the level of services by brokers and HKSCC participants, Shareholders will only be able to trade their Shares in one counter only, which may inhibit or delay an investor dealing. The market price of Shares traded in each counter may deviate significantly. As such, investors may pay more or receive less when buying or selling Shares traded on one counter on the SEHK than in respect of Shares traded in another counter and vice versa.

  • The trading price of the Shares on the SEHK is driven by market factors such as the demand and supply of the Shares. Therefore, the Shares may trade at a substantial premium or discount to the NAV and may deviate significantly from the NAV per Share.

  • As investors will pay certain charges (e.g. trading fees and brokerage fees) to buy or sell Shares on the SEHK, investors may pay more than the NAV per Share when buying Shares on the SEHK, and may receive less than the NAV per Share when selling Shares on the SEHK.

  • The Sub-Fund may be terminated early under certain circumstances, for example, if the size of the Sub-Fund falls below [USD 10,000,000] (or equivalent). Investors may not be able to recover their investments and suffer a loss when the Sub-Fund is terminated.

  • Although the Manager will use its best endeavours to put in place arrangements so that at least one market maker will maintain a market for the Shares traded in each counter and that at least one market maker to each counter gives not less than 3 months’ notice prior to terminating market making under the relevant market maker agreement, liquidity in the market for the Shares may be adversely affected if there is no or only one market maker for the Shares traded in any available counter. There is also no guarantee that any market making activity will be effective.

This material has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission.

Fund Manager
Bosera Asset Management (International) Co., Limited
Sub Fund Manager
HashKey Capital Limited
Open-ended Fund Company
Bosera Global Exchange Traded Funds Series Open-ended Fund Company
BOCI-Prudential Trustee Limited
Hash Blockchain Limited (acting via its associated entity HashKey Custody Services Limited)
Launch Date**
Currently, the Unlisted Classes of Shares have not been launched yet.
Base Currency
US dollars (USD)
Ongoing charges over a year#
Class A Shares: estimated to be 1.25%
Class I Shares: estimated to be 0.85%
Class S Shares*: estimated to be 0.25%
Subscription Fee
Class A USD and Class I USD: Up to 1% of the subscription amount
Class S USD*: Nil
Management Fee^
Class A USD: 0.99% per annum
Class I USD: 0.60% per annum
Class S USD*: Nil
^The Manager will waive the management fees chargeable to the Sub-Fund from 30 April 2024 to 31 August 2024.
Performance Fee
Min. Initial Investment
Class A USD: USD 1
Class I USD: USD 500,000
Class S USD*: USD 1
Min. Subsequent Investment
Class A USD: USD 0.5
Class I USD: USD 0.5
Class S USD*: USD 0.5
Distribution Policy
No distribution will be made.
The investment objective of the Sub-Fund is to provide investment results that, before deduction of fees and expenses, closely correspond to the performance of the price of bitcoin as reflected by the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate - Asia Pacific Variant (the “Index”) so as to provide exposure to the value of bitcoin.
TypeISINBloomberg Ticker
Class A USDNo DistributionHK0001010690BOUBITA HK
Class I USDNo DistributionHK0001010708BOUHSIU HK
Class S USD*No DistributionHK0001010716BOUBETS HK
Class A USDNo Distribution
Class I USDNo Distribution
Class S USD*No Distribution

* Class S Shares are available for subscription by the following categories of investors:
  · investors whose underlying investors may otherwise be charged with duplicate fees, including but not limited to fund-of-funds (which may be managed by the Manager, the Sub-Manager or its Connected Persons) or repackaging notes; and
  · current employees of the Manager/Sub-Manager or its affiliates at the time of subscription who submit dealing orders directly without going through any distribution channels.
The Manager will determine a person’s eligibility to subscribe for Class S Shares and will have the absolute discretion to decline any subscription application for Class S Shares as it sees fit.
The Manager may in future determine to issue additional Unlisted Classes of Shares.
** The Sub-Fund may offer the Unlisted Classes of Shares to investors from time to time. Currently, the Unlisted Classes of Shares have not been launched yet.
# The ongoing charges figure is indicative only as the Sub-Fund is newly set up. It represents the sum of the estimated ongoing expenses over a 12-month period chargeable to the relevant class expressed as a percentage of the estimated average NAV of the relevant class over the same period. The actual figure may be different from this estimated figure and it may vary from year to year.

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