Invesco Digital Markets plc joins SIX Swiss Exchange as a new crypto ETP issuer and lists its Bitcoin ETP (see video here). As a result, there are now 225 ETPs and structured products with crypto-currencies as underlyings traded on SIX Swiss Exchange.
2021 was a record-breaking year for products with cryptocurrencies as underlyings on SIX Swiss Exchange: Trading turnover in these products passed the 8-billion mark for the first time and reached CHF 8.6 bn (+673%), which is more than seven times the previous year's figure (CHF 1.1 bn). The number of transactions likewise reached more than seven times the previous year's figure: in total, 354,542 trades were carried out in crypto products, an increase of 634% compared to 2020 (48,300). 5 out of the top 10 crypto products by trading turnover 2021 are on Bitcoin.
For the majority of this volume investors increasingly turn to collateralized ETPs. These numbers underline the strong position of SIX Swiss Exchange as the world’s leading regulated market place for products with cryptocurrencies as underlyings. SIX created a clear framework regarding crypto underlyings early on to meet the needs of issuers and investors. Rules and standards provide security and enable scaling.
The World's Leading Regulated Marketplace
These volumes underscore the strong position of SIX Swiss Exchange as the world’s leading regulated marketplace for products with cryptocurrencies as underlyings. This is because the Exchange was quick to establish a clear framework for crypto underlyings - so as to ensure that issuers and investors are fully safeguarded and that the market is entirely transparent.
In addition to holding itself up to high standards around best practices, SIX Swiss Exchange enables issuers to seamlessly access a diversified investor base while simultaneously enabling investors to incorporate a wide range of securities beyond just traditional assets into their portfolios.
Invesco is the most recent in a long line of providers to list their crypto-linked ETP on SIX Swiss Exchange. Other investment firms to have listed crypto ETPs on the Exchange include 21Shares, CoinShares, ETC Group, FiCAS Bitcoin Capital, Iconic Funds, SEBA Bank, VanEck and WisdomTree Europe.
Investor Protection and Transparency
SIX operates one of the world’s most stable exchanges. The Swiss Stock Exchange brings together buyers and sellers from around the world on one central platform, maximizing liquidity. Trading is monitored continuously by specialists to make sure investors are treated equally and well protected. They also ensure that every trade is executed at a fair price. To guarantee maximum levels of transparency which allow investors to make the right decisions, we provide extensive trading information on our website.