Vontobel becomes the first provider in Switzerland to issue a structured product on blockchain

News (Switzerland), News 3/15/2018
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With the Vontobel participation certificate on the Solactive Blockchain Technology Performance Index, investors in Switzerland can invest in a theme certificate on blockchain and thus participate in a promising future theme in a single step.

Today, it is already clear that blockchain technology has the potential to transform many industries and create completely new business models. The World Economic Forum expects that by 2027, blockchain will already account for around 10% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). By purchasing the Vontobel certificate on the Blockchain Technology Performance Index, interested investors can participate in the future development of blockchain technology efficiently and transparently through a single transaction, subject to a management fee.

The Vontobel certificate gives investors access to the Solactive Blockchain Technology Performance Index. Solactive AG is an index provider based in Germany. For this theme index, it has defined strict criteria governing its investment philosophy and published them, thus ensuring transparency. The index comprises shares in up to 20 companies from industries with the greatest potential for value creation in the area of blockchain. The index is adjusted twice annually in accordance with the above-mentioned criteria to reflect developments in this field. Further information on the index concept and its current composition can be found in the index guide at: www.solactive.com.

With this certificate, Vontobel has become the first provider in Switzerland to offer a structured product that enables investments in blockchain. “As already demonstrated with bitcoin, Vontobel identifies trends at an early stage and makes these themes investable in our role as a leading provider of structured products,” stated Roger Studer, Head of Vontobel Investment Banking. In 2016, Vontobel became the first provider in Switzerland to issue a tracker certificate on bitcoin, making the cryptocurrency a bankable asset.


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