Zurich, Switzerland, August 11, 2022: Crypto Finance (Asset Management) AG, the first regulated crypto asset manager for collective investments authorised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) joins the Asset Management Association Switzerland (AMAS) as a new member.
This first-of-its-kind membership, where a regulated, specialised crypto asset manager with a unique product line-up and highest level of regulatory standards has joined the association, signals a paradigm shift. Institutional investors are now increasingly looking to diversify their investment portfolio by investing in crypto fund products.
“In Switzerland, an innovative ecosystem has developed around blockchain technology and its applications in the field of digital assets, which we see as increasingly relevant for the future development of Switzerland as an asset management location and its international competitiveness,” says AMAS CEO Adrian Schatzmann. “Crypto Finance (Asset Management) AG is a pioneer in this area, and we look forward to the mutual exchange of know-how, which will be beneficial to the further development of this ecosystem.”
Crypto Finance (Asset Management) AG is a subsidiary of Crypto Finance AG. The Crypto Finance Group consists of several FINMA-regulated financial institutions, is part of Deutsche Börse Group, and offers professional digital asset solutions in asset management, brokerage, custody, infrastructure, and tokenisation for financial institutions.
Jan Brzezek, CEO of Crypto Finance AG says, “We are excited to join AMAS and are looking forward to engaging in a dialogue on the opportunities that this new asset class brings to the asset management industry. As pioneers in digital assets, we have been managing crypto funds since 2017, and launched the first FINMA-regulated crypto fund at the end of 2021. As a regulated provider in the crypto space, we are pleased to play an active role in making crypto available for institutional and professional investors.”
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About Crypto Finance
The Crypto Finance Group – comprising two FINMA-regulated financial institutions and part of Deutsche Börse Group – offers professional digital asset solutions. This includes one of the first FINMA-approved securities firms with 24/7 brokerage services, custody, infrastructure, and tokenisation solutions for financial institutions, as well as the first FINMA-approved manager of collective assets for crypto assets, with an active, rules-based and index-based alternative investment fund offering, including the first Swiss crypto fund. With a team of over 110 employees, Crypto Finance is headquartered in Switzerland, and has a regional presence in Singapore and Germany. Since its founding in 2017, the company has received numerous awards, including Crypto Valley Top 50 Blockchain Company, Top 100 Swiss Start-up, and winner of the Swiss FinTech Award 2019.