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CoinShares acquires AIFM-regulated crypto asset manager Napoleon Asset Management

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CoinShares International Limited (CoinShares), following receipt of approval from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), has acquired Napoleon Asset Management, the first digital asset manager to be licensed under the AIFM Directive.

The transaction signed and completed on 30 June, 2022.

The transaction follows the acquisition of the Napoleon Group last December and fits with CoinShares’ strategy of developing into a full-service digital asset investment and trading group, within a strong regulatory framework.

CoinShares is a strong advocate of regulation in the digital asset industry and has an extensive list of regulated products and services. The acquisition of Napoleon Asset Management allows CoinShares to offer AIFM compliant products and services, in addition to its market leading position as an issuer of crypto Exchange Traded Products (ETPs).

The AIFM licence carries a passporting regime that allows it to provide and market services and products throughout the European Union. 

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