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Sygnum Bank strengthens leadership team with new Chief Compliance Officer

ZURICH, 24 June 2020 - Sygnum Bank has appointed Maria-Antonella Bino as Chief Compliance Officer. Maria-Antonella has over 20 years of experience in international financial crime investigations and compliance.

  • Sygnum Bank is building an innovative and agile compliance function for digital assets that enhances client experience and further strengthens its reputation for institutional-grade trust

  • Maria-Antonella’s unique financial compliance experience across both public and private spheres complements Sygnum’s diverse and interdisciplinary leadership team

Sygnum, the world’s first digital asset bank, has appointed Maria-Antonella Bino as Chief Compliance Officer. Maria-Antonella also joins the Executive Board of Sygnum Bank, where her experience enhances Sygnum’s governance and compliance capabilities.

Maria-Antonella was formerly the Swiss Federal Deputy Attorney General, and General Counsel and member of the Executive Board of one of Switzerland’s largest foreign banks. She has over 20 years of experience in compliance and investigating international financial crime, including money laundering, terrorism financing and organised crime. She successfully led several large compliance restructuring programs and end-to-end digital projects, driving change, effectiveness and cost-efficiency in the associated legal and compliance processes. Her unique experience spanning both public and private spheres makes her an ideal fit to support the growth of the business, and ensure Sygnum continues to define best practices in digital asset compliance.

Compliance is a critical function for any bank, but particularly for Sygnum as a digital asset specialist. This new technology and asset class has its own characteristics and market dynamics which require a distinct and rigorous approach to Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Frameworks.

"Digital assets are already bringing fundamental change to the financial industry. Compliance needs to keep pace with these changes from both a regulatory and technological perspective, and also constantly look to streamline client experiences. I am excited to lead this important function and further strengthen Sygnum Bank’s reputation for institutional-grade trust."

Maria-Antonella, Chief Compliance Officer

"It was a conscious decision from the start for Sygnum to take the regulated path, even if it is a more challenging strategy. Our goal is to build a trusted, secure and efficient digital asset economy which will enable the potential of digital assets and distributed ledger technology to be fully realised. We believe Maria-Antonella will greatly support this mission here at Sygnum."

Manuel Krieger, Sygnum’s Co-Founder and CEO Switzerland

Sygnum has harnessed the power of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to systematically and holistically embed digital assets into regulated banking. To accomplish this, it has built a diverse and interdisciplinary team, drawn from almost 30 nationalities, that combines passion and belief in digital assets with a broad range of professional backgrounds. At Sygnum, team members like Maria-Antonella contribute and translate their deep expertise in traditional finance to build Sygnum’s vision for Future Finance.

About Sygnum

Sygnum is the world’s first digital asset bank, and a digital asset specialist with global reach. With Sygnum Bank AG’s Swiss banking licence, as well as Sygnum Pte Ltd’s capital markets services (CMS) licence in Singapore, Sygnum empowers institutional and private qualified investors, corporates, banks and other financial institutions to invest in the digital asset economy with complete trust. Sygnum operates an independently controlled, scalable and future-proof regulated banking platform. Our interdisciplinary team of banking, investment and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) experts is shaping the development of a trusted digital asset ecosystem. The company is founded on Swiss and Singapore heritage, and operates globally. To learn more about Sygnum, please visit

Sygnum Bank AG

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