Securitize Launches Fund Providing Tokenized Exposure to KKR Fund for the First Time in the U.SSeptember 13, 2022
New Fund Unlocks Broader Access to Alternative Investments Through Digital Ownership on Blockchain
The new Securitize tokenized fund (the “Fund”) marks the first time exposure to one of KKR’s alternative investment strategies has been offered in a digital format in the
Historically, investments in private market funds have been primarily available to large institutional investors and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Unlocking broader access to private market investing has been a long-standing challenge for the industry.
Tokenization helps solve for this by enabling technology to deliver lower investment minimums, improved digital investor onboarding and compliance protocols, and increased potential for liquidity through a regulated alternative trading system.
“Tokenization has the potential to address many of the biggest challenges for individual investors seeking to participate in private market investing by enabling technological and product innovations that were not possible before,” said Securitize CEO
KKR’s adoption of blockchain is also a significant step in continuing to build a “blockchain bridge” from paper-based to digital financial products.
“With its ability to digitize operational inefficiencies and increase ease of use for individual investors, blockchain technology has the potential to play an important role in the future of private markets,” said
The Securitize tokenized fund is offered under SEC Reg D 506(c) and Securitize is tokenizing the Fund on the Avalanche public blockchain. KKR’s
Avalanche is an eco-friendly smart contract platform built for the scale of global finance. It features near-instant transaction finality, and a novel scaling technology that enables both institutions and individuals to build custom blockchains-as-a-service.
“Financial markets demand innovation, and over the last two years we’ve seen dramatic leaps forward in the evolution of real world assets moving on-chain and delivering on the promise of breakthrough technology for institutions,” said
“Securitize is now a leading tokenization and distribution platform for investors and global asset managers,” said
As a leading digital asset securities firm, Securitize is a leader in firsts: it operates the first and only end-to-end platform leveraging blockchain to raise capital, onboard investors, issue tokenized assets, and provide secondary trading; it launched the first credit-rated tokenized fund in
Securitize is a digital asset securities firm with a mission to provide shareholders access to invest in and trade alternative investments, and for companies to raise capital, manage shareholders, and offer shareholders potential liquidity. Securitize has pioneered a fully digital, all-in-one platform for issuing, managing and trading digital asset securities, consistent with the existing
KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management as well as capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of
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Private market investments are speculative and considered risky, including potential loss of your investment, and may not be appropriate for every shareholder. Private investments are generally an illiquid asset class; shareholders cannot sell their funds when they want to without potentially facing high losses. Any discussion of liquidity is purely speculative. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
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