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Vontobel issues two new Bitcoin tracker certificates


Published on 03.02.2021 CET

To enable investors to continue to participate in the performance of Bitcoin, Vontobel is issuing two new tracker certificates on the cryptocurrency. At the same time, Vontobel is terminating the existing Bitcoin tracker certificates.

In July 2016, Vontobel became the first Swiss issuer to launch a tracker certificate on Bitcoin – with the new offering proving very successful. Investors were then able to participate in the performance of Bitcoin for the first time and to trade the certificates simply and transparently on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Vontobel has now decided to terminate the existing Bitcoin tracker certificates in accordance with the terms set out in the sales prospectus since regulatory requirements mean that the product offering is no longer economically viable. The official redemption amount per certificate will be determined in accordance with the issuance conditions and will be paid to investors on March 19, 2021.

This opportunity to invest in new Bitcoin tracker certificates will enable investors to seamlessly continue their existing participation in Bitcoin. Investors will thus still be able to make transparent investments in a certificate and maintain their market access to Bitcoin, which is currently the world’s leading cryptocurrency.

The new certificates are subject to a management fee of 3.75% p.a. This fee allows Vontobel to offer Bitcoin certificates while meeting the high capital requirements relating to cryptocurrencies. The new subscription ratio of 1:100 means that the product can also be acquired by investors who want to participate in the performance of Bitcoin and/or are planning to invest in the cryptocurrency for the first time with a limited capital outlay.

With the new certificates issued by Vontobel, the termsheet will once again exclude a clause whereby the risk of a potential cyberattack or of the theft of Bitcoins is borne by the investor.

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