Research & education

Trusted, high-quality insights are essential for making effective investment decisions in the crypto space. Browse these regularly updated set of publications, produced by Sygnum Asset Management’s team of in-house researchers and analysts, to future-proof your investments

Sygnum’s DeFi+ core strategy: Access the return potential of DeFi

Sygnum’s DeFi+ core strategy: Access the return potential of DeFi

Zurich, 8 December 2021 – DeFi is the umbrella term for a growing number of decentralised applications which operate on public blockchains without the need for intermediaries. It aims to...
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Crypto Primer: Market drivers

Crypto Primer: Market drivers

Specific factors, issues, and narratives may dominate the market for shorter periods – such as Tether’s dominance and questions about its stability, or Bitcoin’s energy use. There are, however,...
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Crypto Primer: Valuing cryptocurrencies

Crypto Primer: Valuing cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are a new type of asset, and there is no agreement yet in the market on how to value them. The valuation varies greatly depending on the token type and the dominant use case for the...
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Crypto Primer: Crypto as an asset class

Crypto Primer: Crypto as an asset class

What are the key considerations for cryptocurrencies as an asset class? This Crypto Primer article from our Sygnum Asset Management team gives a brief introduction to this developing asset class, the...
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Sygnum DeFi roundtable: Building institutional-grade trust in DeFi

Sygnum DeFi roundtable: Building institutional-grade trust in DeFi

Zurich, 18 November 2021 – Sygnum Bank Group CEO, Mathias Imbach; Aave founder, Stani Kulechov; Compound founder, Robert Leshner; and Curve founder, Michael Egorov in a DeFi roundtable....
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Crypto Primer: Use cases of cryptocurrencies

Crypto Primer: Use cases of cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are unique in that they can be used in multiple ways. While this is true for other assets as well (for example, gold can be money as well as used as raw material to make certain...
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Crypto Primer: History of the crypto market

Crypto Primer: History of the crypto market

Cryptocurrencies have emerged over the last decade as a new asset class, a new technology platform (“the internet of money”), and a potential alternative to fiat currencies as well as to precious...
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Crypto Primer: What are cryptocurrencies?

Crypto Primer: What are cryptocurrencies?

This is a new series of guides for those who are just getting started and looking for basic information on crypto assets, authored by various team members at Sygnum. If you are looking for a specific...
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Bitcoin: The new digital gold report

Bitcoin: the new digital gold

Zurich, 2021 – A report from Sygnum Bank on Bitcoin’s journey from risk asset to the new digital gold. Key report takeaways include: Executive summary: The invention of blockchain has...
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Digital Nugget - The flipenning

Digital Nugget: The Flippenning – Will Ethereum overtake Bitcoin? 

Since its launch in 2009, bitcoin has remained the dominant cryptocurrency by market capitalisation. Bitcoin’s dominance (its share of the total crypto market capitalisation) currently stands at a...
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Digital Nugget: crypto hedge fund

Digital Nugget: Crypto hedge fund strategies – how have they been performing?

Crypto hedge funds have delivered exceptional returns, far exceeding those of traditional hedge funds. As the crypto hedge fund space is still relatively small and opaque, hedge fund indices that...
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Digital Nugget - how does the ETP structure protect investors

Digital Nugget: How does the ETP structure protect investors?

Many regulators and traditional custodians in leading jurisdictions for mutual funds are still in the process of adopting digital assets in general and crypto currencies in particular. Meanwhile,...
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Digital Nugget: Raising rates

Digital Nugget: Is the bull market over?

A correction after the steep 6-month rally was neither unexpected nor unhealthy, and the magnitude of the correction was very much in line with bitcoin’s past track record. However, five negative...
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The challenges of crypto indices

The challenges of crypto indices

Zurich, 7 June 2021 – The institutional adoption of digital assets has reached a crucial inflection point in 2020. Apart from payment and ecommerce providers accepting crypto currencies as...
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Digital Nugget - How do I choose a crypto hedge fund

Digital Nugget: How do I choose a crypto hedge fund?

As a lot of investors are relatively new to the asset class, it is a common and reasonable choice to outsource the active management of crypto assets to a hedge fund. For those already familiar with,...
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Crypto primers

Crypto primers

Zurich, 2021 – Crypto primers is a new series of guides for those who are just getting started and looking for basic information on crypto assets, authored by various team members at Sygnum. If...
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Active/Passive: Which is the appropriate strategy to invest in digital assets?

Active/Passive: Which is the appropriate strategy to invest in digital assets?

Zurich, 28 April 2021 – Investors seeking to gain exposure to emerging digital asset economy now have a diverse assortment of investment products to choose from, ranging from actively-managed...
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Digital Nugget - Is Binance eating Ethereum for lunch

Digital Nugget: Is Binance Coin eating Ethereum’s lunch?

Binance Coin has been a constituent of the Sygnum Platform Winners Index since inception on the basis of its own native chain. It has been sitting at a small weight until about two months ago when...
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