Digital assets

30 March 2021
Krypto-Assets bergen grosses Potenzial und grosse Risiken – auch für Asset Manager
Krypto-Produkte haben auch bei institutionellen Anlegern grosses Potenzial und können über professionell verwaltete und ausreichend diversifizierte Anlageinstrumente das Portfolio bereichern. Doch wo das Potenzial gross ist, sind die Risiken nicht weit. Um erfolgreich durch die Krypto-Welt zu navigieren, müssen Dienstleister und Produkte sorgfältig ausgewählt werden. Die Preise vieler Krypto-Assets bewegen sich seit dem Ende des...
7 January 2021
Making bitcoin tradable on the stock exchange: even for an industry giant like US asset manager VanEck, it was an unexpectedly protracted project – that ultimately ended with great results, with the VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN now successfully listed on Deutsche Börse. Since the launch of VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN at the end of November 2020,...
7 January 2021
Bitcoin an der Börse handelbar machen: Auch für eine Branchengrösse wie den US-amerikanischen Asset-Manager VanEck wurde es ein unerwartet langwieriges Projekt – mit einem tollen Ergebnis. Denn mittlerweile ist der VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN erfolgreich an der Deutschen Börse gelistet. Seit dem Launch des VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN Ende November 2020 wird Dominik Poiger ständig...
2 November 2020
Assessing the European Commission’s Regulation of Markets in Crypto-assets
The newly published draft of the European Commission’s Regulation of Markets in Crypto-assets (MiCA) could be a necessary step towards harmonizing the treatment of crypto-assets throughout the European Union and thus could be a key driver in terms of industry professionalization and adaption of crypto-based financial products. Yet, the draft still contains some ambiguities that...
25 September 2020
USE CASE: Digital Assets Custody
In 2017, Bank Frick became the first European bank to offer access to an in-house digital asset custody solution through a tracker certificate. Following a surge in demand, its custody services were extended to an initial set of popular digital assets, including Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), and Ethereum (ETH). Since then, Bank Frick has expanded...
22 August 2019
Liechtenstein – Banking regulation review
Located in the heart of Europe, Liechtenstein is known to be a niche player for financial services with investors and advisors appreciating its liberal company system. Over the years, there have been quite considerable changes in the financial and banking system of Liechtenstein – especially through entering the European Economic Area (EEA) in the mid-1990s...
8 August 2019
The wild years for digital assets are (empirically) over
Unlike previous physical goods, digital assets such as cryptocurrencies pose new challenges – especially regarding their safe keeping. With crypto exchanges in particular hitting the headlines on an increasing basis due to hacking and other attacks, there remains a distorted perception of digital assets in the media. But based on a differentiated understanding of what...