Leonteq launches collaboration with Daubenthaler & Cie. and issues today the world’s first “donation certificate”, offering innovative impact investing for investors.
The importance of ESG and sustainable investing have become universally prevalent topics, and Leonteq has been growing its sustainability offering with the launch of a dedicated sustainability initiative since the end of last year with the ambition of becoming a leading ESG provider for structured investment solutions. In this context, Leonteq, together with Daubenthaler & Cie., is launching the BeneFaktorZertifikate® product range, which offers investors the opportunity to invest in a charitable certificate that provides an automatic donation. With this innovative offering, Leonteq is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and pioneering the future of sustainably conscientious tracker certificates.
In the cooperation between the two companies, Leonteq Securities AG acts as issuer and index sponsor, while Daubenthaler & Cie. contributes its expertise as index advisor. LIXX GmbH acts as index administrator of the new BeneFaktorIndex® family.
BeneFaktorZertifikate® are open-ended index tracker certificates on the underlying thematic index, BeneFaktorIndex®. The donation certificates invest in socially relevant future themes and thus focus on the potential of innovative solutions and commitments to address current global and local challenges in the areas of environment, social affairs and society. The donation amounts to 10% of the annual product fees and is given to a non-profit organisation that effectively pursues this issue.
The first BeneFaktorZertifikat® "No Animal Testing" is offered for subscription in Germany exclusively via comdirect, a brand of Commerzbank AG, starting today. It is comprised exclusively of shares from companies that confirm that they do not conduct animal testing, and the donation1 of this BeneFaktorZertifikat® is given to PETA for their commitment to animal protection.
Leonteq, whose sales team in Germany and Austria is managed by Björn Geidel, will issue new certificates on a regular basis as part of its product cooperation with Daubenthaler & Cie.
Lukas Ruflin, CEO of Leonteq, states: "Interest in sustainable investments is growing rapidly. Today, investors not only aim to generate profit, but also want to have a social and ecological impact. We are proud to launch the world's first donation certificate together with Daubenthaler & Cie. and thus further expand Leonteq's range of investment solutions with a sustainable focus."
Martina Daubenthaler, CEO of Daubenthaler & Cie., states: "We are delighted to partner with Leonteq for this innovative and charitable product range. As one of the leading providers of structured investment products with a focus on sustainability, Leonteq offers a product range that matches our corporate philosophy. We look forward to working together to further expand the assortment of BeneFaktorZertifikate®."
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About Daubenthaler & Cie. GmbH Daubenthaler & Cie. specializes in socially relevant, future related topics and their innovative and efficient implementation into financial products. Customers benefit from maximum transparency, reliability and significant contribution to the common good. Daubenthaler & Cie. develops new concepts and products for the financial industry as well as new fundraising instruments for non-profit-organizations. Daubenthaler & Cie. consider themselves representatives of a new generation, who is keenly aware of the possibilities and the leverage financial markets can provide in financing better solutions for tomorrow.
1 This is a voluntary donation in accordance with the German law on grants and donations, without any consideration or cooperation on the part of PETA.
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