Swiss fintech appoints global head of distribution for crypto-currency ETP launch

Ridhima Sharma
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Swiss fintech Amun AG, that is launching exchange-traded products in the crypto-currency space, has appointed Mark Rodino as managing director & Global Head of Distribution.

Rodino joins the Amun team in preparation for a new suite of financial products in the form of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) that will be rolled out over the coming months, including the world’s first listed crypto-currency-linked ETP on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Based in Zurich, Rodino will be responsible for sales to institutional investors, family offices as well as online and app-based trading platforms. He has more than 25 years experience in selling equities indices and ETFs for various high-profile institutions including Morgan Stanley, UBS, HSBC and Deutsche Börse.

Amun’s first ETP is expected to be issued and listed soon as the world’s only ETP to track the price of a basket of the five most liquid crypto-currencies, including Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, and Litecoin. The product will track the Amun Crypto Basket Index (HODL5), which is maintained by VanEck’s index arm, MVIS, and is intended to be listed on the Six Swiss Exchange. The Amun ETP has the comparable characteristics as a physical gold-backed ETP and could appeal to a wide range of investors.