UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

October 27, 2020

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

Invesco CurrencyShares® Australian Dollar Trust

Sponsored by Invesco Specialized Products, LLC

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

New York   001-32911   20-4685355

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

3500 Lacey Road, Suite 700

Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(800) 983-0903

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbols

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Units of Beneficial Interest   FXA   NYSE Arca

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 5.02

Departure of Directors; Election of Directors.

On October 27, 2020, Mr. Jordan Krugman was appointed to the Board of Managers (the “Board”) of Invesco Specialized Products, LLC (the “Sponsor”) of Invesco CurrencyShares® Australian Dollar Trust as of the close of business on October 30, 2020 (the “Effective Date”). Mr. Krugman will serve as a member of the Board until his successor is duly designated and qualified or until his earlier death, resignation or removal. Mr. Krugman will replace Ms. Kristie Feinberg, who, as previously disclosed, gave notice of her resignation as a member of the Board of the Sponsor. Ms. Feinberg’s resignation also will be effective as of the close of business on the Effective Date.

Mr. Krugman’s business biography is as follows:

Jordan Krugman (43) is Chief Financial Officer of the Americas for Invesco Ltd., a global investment management company affiliated with the Sponsor. He was appointed to this position in October 2020. In this capacity, Mr. Krugman is responsible for general management support, in addition to executing on various strategic initiatives and overseeing the financial framework for the business units operating within the Americas division of Invesco Ltd. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Managers of the Sponsor since October 2020. From March 2019 to October 2020, Mr. Krugman served as the Global Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Invesco Ltd. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing Invesco’s forecasting, budgeting, strategic planning and financial target setting processes, including analytics and decision support for Invesco Ltd.’s executive team. From March 2017 to March 2019, Mr. Krugman served as Invesco Ltd.’s Head of Finance & Corporate Strategy, North America. In this role, Mr. Krugman was responsible for strategic and financial planning for Invesco Ltd.’s global investments organization, including global real estate, private equity and global fixed income. Prior to that, Mr. Krugman was Invesco Ltd.’s Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations from May 2011 to March 2017. In this role, he was responsible for management of Invesco Ltd.’s liquidity and capital management programs. Additionally, Mr. Krugman managed the communication with Invesco Ltd.’s external stakeholders, including equity shareholders, debt investors, rating agencies and research analysts. Mr. Krugman earned a BA degree in American civilizations, with a US history concentration, from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1999, and earned an MBA from Santa Clara University in California in 2007. He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

The specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills that led to the conclusion that Mr. Krugman should serve on the Board were his prior and current experience in financial management, investor relations and business strategy.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  INVESCO CURRENCYSHARES®
  AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR TRUST
  By:   Invesco Specialized Products, LLC
    Sponsor of the Invesco CurrencyShares®
    Australian Dollar Trust
October 30, 2020     By:  

/s/ Adam Henkel                            

      Adam Henkel
      Secretary
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