Leonteq today announces that it has launched its extensive range of digital assets in Germany and Austria and that it entered into a collaboration with ICF BANK for the structuring and distribution of structured products on crypto assets.
Following the expansion of its digital asset offering in Switzerland, Leonteq is now launching its extensive range of crypto assets in Germany and Austria by offering products with Bitcoin and Ethereum as well as Aave, Algorand, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Chainlink, Cosmos, EOS, Ethereum Classic, Filecoin, Litecoin, Maker, Polkadot, Ripple, Stellar, Tezos and Uniswap as underlyings. Tracker certificates on these crypto assets are now available for investors as listed products on Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG (Open Market). Leonteq thus offers the largest available product universe for a total of 18 crypto assets tradeable in a securitised format for both institutional and retail investors in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).
In this context, Leonteq has entered into a collaboration with ICF BANK AG, Frankfurt for the structuring and distribution of structured products on crypto assets to institutional investors in Germany and Austria.
Tino Wendisch, Head Crypto Offering at Leonteq, stated: “We are excited to further extend our crypto asset offering to the German and Austrian markets and are currently covering approximately 76% of the total market capitalization of this emerging asset class with a total of 18 crypto assets. We are proud to offer our clients such a broad underlying universe and unique investment opportunities in various themes within the crypto space such as decentralized finance, storage or blockchain technologies in a securitised format.”
Björn Geidel, Head Sales Germany and Austria at Leonteq, said: “Leonteq and ICF have been working together for many years in the area of market making of structured products and we are looking forward to expanding our crypto footprint with one of Germany’s leading securities trading banks.”
As a leading provider of innovative investment solutions, Leonteq has been a pioneer in offering structured products on crypto assets by issuing tracker certificates and actively managed certificates on the main cryptocurrencies since 2017/2018 in Switzerland. Leonteq also offered its clients the world’s first short tracker certificate on Bitcoin in 2017 as well as the world’s first reverse convertible on Bitcoin in 2019, and has won the Swiss Derivative Award for alternative underlyings two years in a row.
Sasch Rinno, Management Board of ICF BANK AG: "Through this cooperation with Leonteq, we are meeting the interest of both institutional investors as well as private investors in crypto assets. Leonteq is an established issuer that stands for excellence and quality in the field of structured certificates and crypto assets, and we are pleased to be working with them."
About ICF BANK AGICF BANK AG is one of Germany´s leading securities trading banks. We offer institutional clients professional services in all aspects of securities trading and capital markets. In addition to the capital markets division, the main business areas are market making, execution sales and sales trading for national and international clients and the development and calculation of customized indices.
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LEONTEQLeonteq is a Swiss fintech company with a leading marketplace for structured investment solutions. Based on proprietary modern technology, the company offers derivative investment products and services and predominantly covers the capital protection, yield enhancement and participation product classes. Leonteq acts as both a direct issuer of its own products and as a partner to other financial institutions. Leonteq further enables life insurance companies and banks to produce capital-efficient, unit-linked pension products with guarantees. The company has offices and subsidiaries in 12 countries, through which it serves over 50 markets. Leonteq AG is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: LEON). Leonteq Securities AG is the main operating subsidiary of Leonteq AG, is a securities dealer regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Authority FINMA and is a member of the Swiss Structured Product Association.
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