FBC Distributed Ledger Technology Adopters ETF

Potential Size of Opportunity

10% of global gross domestic product (GDP) to be stored on blockchain technology by 2027*

Active Management

Identifying opportunities to invest in this nascent industry by capitalizing on the the world’s leading companies in the adoption of blockchain technology is a daunting task. The FBC Distributed Ledger Technology Adopters ETF leverages our internal resources and deep industry relationships to help us identify the winners and avoid the rest.

Easy to Buy

Our lower cost, diversified and liquid actively managed ETF makes it easy for investors to gain exposure to this foundational theme through any brokerage account.

Our Unique Perspective

Blockchain is not a "disruptive" technology, it is bigger than that. Its global effect could be enormous for blockchain is a foundational technology with the potential to create new foundations for our economic and social system.

FBC Distributed Ledger Technology Adopters ETF is built upon our belief that digital ledger technology (DLT), including Blockchain, is a fundamental technology that will transform global commerce.  Companies that adopt the technology will outperform those that do not as Blockchain represents a potential foundational shift in the economy with the capacity to dramatically reduce the costs of transactions and streamline business processes .
Investment Objective

The investment objective of the ETF is to achieve capital appreciation by investing, directly or indirectly, primarily in equity securities of companies located anywhere in the world that develop, invest in, use and/or supply Distributed Ledger Technology, such as Blockchain.

Why Consider FBCN?
  • Size of the Blockchain opportunity prediction is substantial. "10% of global gross domestic product (GDP) to be stored on blockchain technology by 2027."*
  • Active professional management of a "medium risk" diversified global equity portfolio.
  • A core long term thematic holding to benefit from exposure to this foundational technology.
  • Ease of access. Lower cost, diversified and liquid actively managed ETF make it easy for investors to gain exposure.
* Source: World Economic Forum. Survey Report, September 2015
Fund Details (As of 07/10/2019)

Inception                                   September 11, 2018
Ticker (CAD)                              FBCN
NAV                                            $ 11.05
CUSIP                                         32108607
Ticker (USD)                              FBCN.U
NAV                                            $ 8.43
Primary Listing                         NEO Exchange
# of Holdings                           40
Sub Advisor                              Stonecastle Investment Management Inc.
Fund Category                         Global Equity
Risk Rating                                Medium
Benchmark                               MSCI World (CAD)
Management Fee                    65bps**
Registered Plan Eligibility       Yes
First Block Capital Distributed Ledger Technology Adopters ETF Market Update - January 2019

**The ETF pays a management fee, plus applicable taxes, to the Manager based on an annual rate of 0.75% of the NAV of the ETF. However, the Manager has agreed to waive a portion of the management fee equal to 0.10% per annum of the NAV of the ETF until February 28, 2019.
ETF Various Holdings (As of 02/28/2019)
Holding Country Sector
Shopify Inc A Canada Communications
Walmart Inc USA Consumer Staples
BHP Group Ltd ADR Australia Materials
GlaxoSmithKline ADR UK Healthcare
Xilinx Inc USA Information Technology
Yamana Gold Inc Canada Materials
Digital Realty Trust USA Real Estate
Amerisource Bergen USA Healthcare
Unilever ADR Netherlands Consumer Staples
Returns not available as there is less than one year’s performance data.
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