Swiss Derivative Awards 2017: Three times a winner!

On 23 March 2017, the words “and the winner is…” were once again keenly awaited as the best structured products and issuers were recognised at the 12th Annual Swiss Derivative Awards ceremony held at AURA in Zurich. The selections were made by a jury comprising independent and experienced industry specialists from Switzerland and by investors.

«Top Service»



This award assesses the services delivered by issuers on the basis of the quality of term sheets, brochures and client magazines, the derivatives website, market making, pricing and an investor survey, and Vontobel emerged victorious for the seventh year running.

«Best Market Maker Leverage Products»

Vontobel came top in this category for the fourth year in a row. Among the aspects highlighted by the expert jury was the constant quality of pricing of secondary market issuing on SIX Structured Products, stating that good market making gives investors the opportunity to trade products at fair prices at any time.

«Best Product on alternative Underlyings»

The Tracker Certificate on Bitcoin in USD received the award as ‘Best Product On Alternative Underlyings’. This innovative certificate was the first to give investors the possibility of a ‘bankable’ bitcoin investment in that it allowed them to deposit the virtual currency in their custody account and trade it on an exchange. The product is unique, and a perfect example of how structured products can make markets investable, such as in the case of special underlyings.

You can find more information on this certificate by clicking on the Bitcoin tag in our derinews blog.