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Sygnum launches DeFi investment strategy with new structured product solution

Zurich, 21 December 2021 – Sygnum Bank today announces the launch of a decentralised finance (DeFi) structured investment product called DeFi+ Core which provides diversified exposure to the fast-growing DeFi space. This innovative product was issued through Sygnum’s structured product issuance solution. Key takeaways include:

  • Sygnum’s “DeFi+ Core” strategy provides exposure to the most established DeFi protocols using a rules-based approach

  • Available to professional and institutional investors through Sygnum or other banks, with minimum investment size of USD 10,000

  • Asset managers can work with Sygnum to develop and issue their own tailor-made structured products

The DeFi+ core strategy is implemented through an Actively Managed Certificate (AMC), investing in up to ten of the most established DeFi protocols, across a range of use cases such as lending and decentralised exchanges. Tokens are selected and weighted according to a set of quantitative investment criteria such as market capitalisation, traded volumes, ecosystem growth, and risk scores of the smart contract codes. Actively managed certificates (AMCs) are one of the most innovative, flexible, and cost-efficient investment vehicles available.

Sygnum plans to launch other DeFi related strategies, including one focused on yield generation. This will provide clients with more options to easily invest and participate in the growth of the DeFi space megatrend, which already has more than USD 250 billion total value locked (TVL) within its ecosystem.

Sygnum’s Head of Asset Management Fabian Dori commented: “DeFi is growing rapidly and offers significant return opportunities - but is a very complex space to navigate. To cater for this growing demand, Sygnum is launching a range of investment solutions that will enable our clients to easily invest in DeFi in a diversified manner with complete trust.

Tailor-made investment solutions for asset managers

Sygnum supports asset managers in building customised investment solutions, with established structures such as actively managed certificates (AMCs), tracker certificates, credit linked notes or reverse convertibles. A wide range of underlying instruments from digital asset options to staking functionalities can be combined to create tailor-made products.

Asset managers can offer Sygnum structured products to their own clients, or work with Sygnum to design and create their own branded products. Sygnum manages the full product lifecycle, and with a go-to-market time of four weeks as well as full control over fee structures, it is a flexible and convenient option for clients looking for a white-label investment solution with minimal operational overhead.

Sygnum’s Head of Trading & Structured Investment Services Dominic Lohberger says: “Our structured product offering enables us and our clients to very quickly and easily build new investment solutions that are customized to various risk and return profiles. We are seeing keen interest from the market to do this.”


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 www.sygnum.com.

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