Leonteq today announced that it is further building out its market leading position for crypto assets in a securitised format by launching thematic crypto basket tracker certificates.
After the successful launch of tracker certificates on 22 single crypto assets, Leonteq is now expanding its crypto asset offering in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH region) with the launch of the first thematic crypto basket trackers on themes such as Decentralized Finance, Smart Contract Platforms and Data. By doing so, Leonteq gives investors easy, convenient and secure access to growing trends in the crypto asset space.
The Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Cypto Basket gives exposure to one of the most exciting and disruptive areas in the crypto space. DeFi aims to replicate and rebuild traditional finance on the blockchain while addressing common problems such as the need for intermediaries, high transaction costs, intransparency or settlement delays. Numerous successful DeFi applications have evolved over the years and the Leonteq certificate exposes investors to the crypto assets Aave, Compound, Maker, Uniswap, Yearn.Finance and 0x.
The Smart Contract Platforms Crypto Basketprovides investors access to the backbone of the entire crypto ecosystem.Smart contracts are self-executing computer programs or scripts that sit on the blockchain. Smart contracts are able to interact with each other, allowing for complex, often decentralized blockchain applications. These can range from crypto exchanges, borrow and lending markets, insurances, and tokenization of assets to many non-financial applications. The Leonteq certificate tracks the performance of Algorand, Cardano, Cosmos, Ethereum, Polkadot, Solana and Tezos.
The Data Crypto Basket exposes investors to blockchain data-related topics. Smart contracts often require data (e.g. financial data) which does not naturally exist on blockchains and one challenge is to get off-chain information on-chain in a reliable, trust-minimized manner. In addition, blockchain technology can be used to organize the management of decentralized storage efficiently. The Leonteq certificate replicates an investment in Chainlink and Filecoin.
Tino Wendisch, Managing Director and Head Crypto Offering at Leonteq, stated: “The launch of our first thematic crypto baskets is a natural next step in further broadening our product offering in this emerging asset class. Crypto asset investments by large are inaccessible through traditional custodians. Our crypto basket certificates solve that challenge through securitisation and offer investors an interesting opportunity to participate in various business models in the crypto space. Performance of crypto assets within one theme can diverge significantly and basket certificates allow investors to participate in the overall trend with one single product.”
Leonteq’s crypto asset offering brings several advantages for both institutional and retail investors:
As a leading provider of innovative investment solutions, Leonteq has been a pioneer in offering structured products on crypto assets by issuing tracker certificates on the main crypto assets since 2017 in Switzerland. Leonteq also offered its clients the world’s first short tracker certificate on Bitcoin in 2017, the first exchange traded actively managed strategy in 2018 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. Leonteq today has a leading position in the DACH region in offering crypto assets in a securitised format. On Leonteq’s platform for investment solutions, institutional and retail investors can select products from the largest available universe with a total of 22 crypto assets, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Polkadot and Litecoin.
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