Vontobel issues first bitcoin certificate on Swiss Exchange

7/4/2016 Reading time: 1 minute(s)

Vontobel has become the first Swiss issuer to offer a tracker certificate on bitcoins for subscription. Investors who expect a positive development in the bitcoin price can now for the first time participate in this performance with a product that can be traded simply and transparently on the SIX Swiss Exchange.


The Vontobel certificate on Bitcoin in USD is a classic tracker certificate (SSPA: 1300) that offers investors a simple means of investing in bitcoin. With this investment certificate, investors in Switzerland will thus for the first time be able to participate in the development of the bitcoin price vs the USD.
The certificate has a two-year term, and an application has been submitted for admission to the SIX Swiss Exchange. This is subject to bitcoins being approved as an underlying. The first day of trading will be 15 July 2016, and the final fixing will be made on 16 July 2018. Between those dates, investors will be able to trade the Vontobel certificate on the secondary market, i.e. buying or selling at the applicable bid/offer prices.


"The new bitcoin certificate will for the first time give investors a simple and transparent means of investing in bitcoins on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Vontobel is thus once again demonstrating its capacity for innovation as one of the leading providers of structured products," said Roger Studer, Head of Vontobel Investment Banking.


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