BLOK ETF: Investing in the Blockchain Opportunity and the Importance of Active Management – Amplify ETFs – 2.6.18


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Blockchain is more than a buzzword; it is a revolutionary technology that has the potential to redefine enterprises, ecosystems and economies. The Gartner Group predicts the business value added by blockchain will grow to $176 billion by 2025, then surge to $3.1 trillion by 20301.

Join us as we discuss a new way to invest in the potential growth of blockchain technology through the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK). BLOK seeks to provide access to an actively-managed basket of leading publicly-traded companies that are engaged in blockchain-based research, investment and revenue creation. We will discuss:

  • What is blockchain technology?
  • The investment case for blockchain
  • The importance of responsive active management in this technology
  • The portfolio management process behind the BLOK ETF

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Christian Magoon
Founder & CEO
Amplify ETFs

An ETF veteran, Christian has launched over 50 ETFs in the U.S. to date. Previously, he served as President of Claymore Securities (now Guggenheim Investments). Christian launched Claymore’s ETF business in 2006 and it became one of the fastest growing and most innovative ETF Sponsors in the industry. Christian regularly provides his investment insight and industry knowledge to a variety of U.S. media outlets.

Amplify ETFs, sponsored by Amplify Investments, has over $592 million in assets across six ETFs for which it is Adviser or Sub-Adviser (as of 1/25/2018). The launch of BLOK is consistent with Amplify’s value proposition to bring first-to-market products across growth and income segments.

Michael Venuto
Co-Founder & CIO
Toroso Investments, LLC

Michael Venuto is an ETF industry veteran with over a decade of experience in the design and implementation of ETF-based investment strategies. Michael is the lead portfolio manager for BLOK, the first actively-managed ETF focused on blockchain technology. Previously, he was Head of Investments at Global X Funds where he provided portfolio optimization services to institutional clients. Before that, he was Senior Vice President at Horizon Kinetics where his responsibilities included new business development, investment strategy, Fintech private equity and strategic initiatives.

Toroso oversees over $700 million in investments and has actively invested in publicly-traded blockchain-related securities since 2016.


Title: BLOK ETF: Investing in the Blockchain Opportunity and the Importance of Active Management
Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour

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1“Practical Blockchain: A Gartner Trend Insight Report.” (David Furlonger and Ray Valdes, March 3, 2017)

For the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF prospectus click here.

Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. The Fund is subject to management risk because it is actively managed. Narrowly focused investments typically exhibit higher volatility. A portfolio concentrated in a single industry, such as blockchain-based companies, makes it vulnerable to factors affecting the companies. The Fund may face more risks than if it were diversified broadly over numerous industries or sectors. The Fund will make investments in companies developing or utilizing transformational data sharing technologies. Such investments may be subject to the following risks: the technology is new and many of its uses may be untested; theft, loss or destruction; competing platforms and technologies; cyber security incidents; developmental risk; lack of liquid markets; possible manipulation of blockchain-based assets; lack of regulation; third party product defects or vulnerabilities; reliance on the Internet; and line of business risk. The Fund will invest in the securities of foreign companies. Securities issued by foreign companies present risks beyond those of securities of U.S. issuers.

Amplify Investments LLC is the Investment Adviser to the Fund, and Toroso Investments, LLC and Exponential ETFs serve as the Investment Sub-Advisers.

Amplify ETFs are distributed by Quasar Distributors LLC.

References to other mutual funds should not be considered an offer to buy or sell these securities.