Helveteq AG and the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab of the Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich are partnering to enable a new way of measuring the CO2 impact of any blockchain on the environment. This allows investors to make climate-neutral and resource-efficient investments in cryptocurrencies for the first time.
Helveteq AG, a Swiss issuer of ESG-transparent investment products, is launching a pioneering solution for climate-neutral blockchain investments with today's listing of two crypto ETPs on SIX. The exchange traded products (ETPs) on Bitcoin and Ether are part of the "Crypto goes carbon neutral" initiative launched by Helveteq in collaboration with the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab of the Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich. Helveteq AG (B Corp certification pending) is the first Swiss issuer of carbon neutral ETPs and offers exchange traded products for investors, tailor-made ETPs and nETPs (non-exchange traded products) for asset managers and wealth managers, as well as capital-optimised solutions for banks.
Baker McKenzie advised Helveteq AG on all legal aspects in connection with its admission as new ETP issuer at the SIX Swiss Exchange, on the prospectus requirements, and on the listing of its first products. The Baker McKenzie team was composed of Ansgar Schott (Partner, Financial Services and Capital Markets), Jan Lusti (Associate, Capital Markets), Andrea Bolliger (Counsel, Tax) and Manuel Hirlinger (Trainee Lawyer, Capital Markets).