Helveteq, a Swiss issuer of ESG-transparent investment products, is launching a carbon neutral crypto ETPs, a solution for climate-neutral blockchain investments, as a new Swiss ETP issuer.
Helveteq along with 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 is listing two new crypto ETPs on Bitcoin (Bitcoin Zero / BTCO2) and Ethereum (Ether Zero / ETH2O) at SIX.The exchange traded products (ETPs) on Bitcoin and Ether are part of the “Crypto goes carbon neutral” an initiative launched by Helveteq in collaboration with the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab (Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich).
Helveteq (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. The company is the third new crypto ETP issuer to join SIX Swiss Exchange this year consolidating what many call the Swiss Crypto Valley.
Baker McKenzie advised Helveteq 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 team was composed of Ansgar Schott (partner, finance and capital markets, pictured), Jan Lusti (associate, capital markets), Andrea Bolliger (counsel, tax) and Manuel Hirlinger (trainee, capital markets).