Your Virtual Asset Partner
One of the first SFC regulated hedge fund managers in digital asset, MaiCapital rides on Hong Kong’s FinTech development and explores new markets in APAC.
Hong Kong has a great access to talents in both technology and financial service fields, making it a perfect place for us to start our hedge fund and blockchain business.
Specialised in blockchain technology, cryptocurrency investment and asset management, MaiCapital helps investors to generate return with cryptocurrency, targeting family offices, financial institutions and high net worth individuals. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company aims to be a full service investment bank in the digital asset space, providing product advisory, asset management and broker dealer services to clients around the world.
MaiCapital launched its flagship product Blockchain Opportunity Fund in March 2019, providing investors a one‑stop solution to gain exposure to virtual assets, easing the trouble of maintaining multiple private keys, wallets, exchange accounts and complex tax filing.
“Our target is to generate attractive return for our investors with reduced volatility and minimise the draw down,” said Michael Wong, Managing Partner and COO, “we analyse a lot of different blockchain model and market data, and rank them on a metric system.”
In November 2018, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) set out new regulatory approach for virtual assets, including crypto asset portfolio management companies and crypto‑equity fund distributors. MaiCapital is one of the first SFC regulated hedge fund managers in blockchain technology and virtual assets investment in Hong Kong.
Wong not only sees a big potential for cryptocurrency market in Hong Kong as the international financial centre in the region. “Hong Kong has a great access to talents in both technology and financial service fields, making it a perfect place for us to start our hedge fund and blockchain business,” he said, adding that the city’s ease of doing business, sound regulatory system and abundance of financial talent are also the decisive factors to start the company in Hong Kong.
He added, “the city is highly competitive in terms of its bilingual legal system and simple tax regime, providing protection for investors with generous tax allowance and deductions.”
MaiCapital currently hires six employees, including a research team with advanced degrees from engineering to physics, while its senior executives bring over a decade of asset management experience. As its development progresses, the company will look to hire more staff for its technology and operations team for continuous expansion, with a long term goal to boost presence in the rest of the APAC region.
- Founded in August 2018 and headquartered in Hong Kong
- SFC-licensed hedge fund manager and fully regulated under SFC Type 4 (Advising on Securities) and Type 9 (Asset Management)
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