FiCAS' Actively Managed Crypto ETP Gets Green Light for European Expansion

The first actively managed crypto ETP, the BTCA was launched in Switzerland last July.

Jan 7, 2021 at 9:19 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:52 a.m. UTC

Swiss crypto investment manager FiCAS AG says it has received regulatory approval to make its cryptocurrency exchange-traded product (ETP) available across the European market.

  • FiCAS announced Thursday it now has permission to make its 15 FiCAS Active Crypto ETP (BTCA) available to a wider pool of investors outside of the Swiss market.
  • The company launched the ETP on July 15, 2020, listing it on SIX Swiss Exchange.
  • FiCAS said European Union approval gives it the green light for all types of investors in the EU to purchase the BTCA through their bank or broker.
  • "Gaining access to the EU marketplace marks a significant breakthrough in our mission to make the world's first actively managed ... ETP available to retail and professional investors across Europe,” said FiCAS founder Ali Mizani Oskui.
  • The product's managers trade bitcoin against a range of alternative cryptocurrencies, including ether, bitcoin cash and litecoin.
  • The firm reports the ETP's assets under management have increased to over $5 million as of Jan. 6.
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