News and Media - 2013

Leonteq to create a new dedicated White-labeling & Platform Development division

[ investor-relations | partnership ]

Leonteq announced that it will create a new White-labeling & Platform Development division as of 1 January 2014. The new division will be dedicated to advancing Leonteq’s core white-labeling strategy, while at the same time driving developments of its market-leading technology platform. Founding Partner Michael Hartweg who is currently Head of the Structured Solutions division will take on the lead of the new White-labeling & Platform Development division. Structured Solutions will in future be headed by Nilesh Jethwa who joined Leonteq in 2008 and is currently Head of Trading.

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Leonteq adjusts its investment strategy

[ investor-relations ]

Leonteq announced that it has discontinued its diversified bond-portfolio and will primarily invest proceeds from own product issuance into short-term high-quality core government bonds and cash going forward. This step reflects Leonteq’s increased focus on its white-labeling strategy, while at the same time improving its risk/return profile as well as contributing to continued stable results in the future. Leonteq’s investment portfolio continued to achieve a net positive performance in the second half of 2013 to date.

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Leonteq reports half-year results

[ half-year-report | investor-relations ]

Leonteq delivered strong results for the first half of 2013, reflecting increased client activity supported by a positive environment for yieldenhancement products, and good performance in all of the company’s regions. Leonteq recorded total operating income of CHF 81.9 million on turnover of CHF 7.8 billion for the first six months of 2013, representing an increase of 29 % and 34 % respectively, compared to the first half of 2012. Group net profit rose 124 % year-on-year to CHF 21.5 million. The cost-income ratio improved to 70 %, from 84 % a year earlier. Outstanding volume of products issued under Leonteq’s own name reached CHF 2.0 billion as per 30 June 2013. With the addition of Notenstein Private Bank as new white-labeling partner, the company also made good progress in the implementation of its strategy. Despite economic and market uncertainties, Leonteq is confident that it will achieve solid results for 2013 overall.

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EFG Financial Products announces new head of operational services

[ efgfp | investor-relations ]

As EFG Financial Products’ new head of operational services, Nathan Parker will be responsible for all back and middle office functions and report into the COO, Michael Hölzle. Nathan previously worked at UBS, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan in a variety of different back- and middle office functions covering equity derivatives, structured credit, credit derivatives and FX derivatives and has more than 16 years of experience. Before joining EFG Financial Products, Nathan was responsible for the middle office in structured credit in EMEA at UBS and held the same position in equity derivatives at Deutsche Bank prior to that.

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Shareholders approve all proposals put forward by board of directors at annual general meeting

[ general-meetings | investor-relations ]

EFG Financial Products Holding AG announces that shareholders approved all proposals put forward by the board of directors at today’s annual general meeting. This includes the approval of the distribution of CHF 1.00 per dividend-paying registered share from capital contribution reserves. Pierin Vincenz, chairman of the board of directors of Notenstein Private Bank and CEO of Raiffeisen Switzerland, and Adrian Künzi, CEO of Notenstein Private Bank, were elected to the board of directors for a term of one year. Patrick de Figueiredo and Lukas Ruflin were re-elected as members of the board for a one-year term. In addition, shareholders approved the planned name change of the company, which will operate under the name “Leonteq AG” at the latest by mid-2013.

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Board of directors nominations and agenda for the annual general meeting on April 25, 2013

[ board-of-directors | general-meetings | investor-relations ]

The board of directors of EFG Financial Products Holding AG , has nominated Pierin Vincenz, chairman of Notenstein Private Bank and CEO of Raiffeisen Switzerland, and Adrian Künzi, CEO of Notenstein Private Bank, as members of the board. The company also announces the agenda for the annual general meeting which will be held on April 25, 2013.

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Notenstein Private Bank new major shareholder of EFG Financial Products - Company to be renamed "Leonteq"

[ efgfp | investor-relations | notenstein ]

EFG Financial Products Holding AG, announces that shareholders approved all proposals put forward by the board of directors at today’s annual general meeting. This includes the approval of the distribution of CHF 1.00 per dividend-paying registered share from capital contribution reserves. Pierin Vincenz, chairman of the board of directors of Notenstein Private Bank and CEO of Raiffeisen Switzerland, and Adrian Künzi, CEO of Notenstein Private Bank, were elected to the board of directors for a term of one year. Patrick de Figueiredo and Lukas Ruflin were re-elected as members of the board for a one-year term. In addition, shareholders approved the planned name change of the company, which will operate under the name “Leonteq AG” at the latest by mid-2013.

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EFG Financial Products is investment-partner of the newly released Helvetia Garantieplan

[ helvetia | investor-relations ]

EFG Financial Products Holding AG, announces that its subsidiary EFG Financial Products AG will support Helvetia Insurances in managing the investment portfolio of the newly issued “Helvetia Garantieplan with term deposits”. Each insurance policy’s minimum amount at maturity will be guaranteed by term deposits at Raiffeisen Switzerland.

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