Tokenisation lets you create unique investment opportunities for investors. Sygnum can help you do this across the entire value chain with expert legal, regulatory, corporate finance and DLT advice.

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Fractional investing

When issuers define tokens on-chain that include ownership in the underlying assets, fractional ownership in an asset becomes efficient and easy.

Bespoke research

Legal and regulatory clarity

Issuers and investors gain complete peace of mind because they have full legal clarity over their ownership. Sygnum navigates the legal and regulatory requirements for you, with Swiss DLT law or abroad.

Megatrend participation

Access to unique investments

Tokenisation with fractional ownership and lower ticket sizes makes investing in illiquid or hard-to-access assets possible for a wider range of investors.

Off-the-shelf products

Diversified portfolio

Fractional ownership makes it easier to add tokenised assets to diversify a portfolio and to integrate all assets into a holistic portfolio view.

Desygnate is Sygnum’s primary market issuance platform. It covers the legal and financial structuring activities for the underlying asset, the token minting, as well as the subscription and issuance process.

Become a client to invest

SygnEx is Sygnum’s secondary market trading facility for tokenised assets. Both issuers and investors benefit from increased liquidity and a standardised early exit opportunity for acquired assets.

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Private Markets

Diversify your portfolio by investing in seasoned private debt and private equity funds.

Art & Collectibles

Get access to blue-chip art investments by acquiring fractional ownership in traditional or digital art.

Tokenisation by Sygnum

Pablo Picasso Fillette au béret (PIC1)

Issuer: Spectrum Utilis | Administrator: Artemundi

Ownership token | Art & Collectibles

Artemundi tokenised the first ever Art Security Tokens, representing ownership rights to Picasso’s Fillette au béret painting.

Date: Aug 2021

CryptoPunk 6808 (CP6808)

CryptoPunk 6808 (CP6808)

Issuer: Sygnum Bank

Ownership token | Art & Collectibles 

Sygnum Bank tokenised the blue-chip NFT CryptoPunk #6808, one of 10,000 NFTs created by Larva Labs inspired by the 1970s London Punk scene.

Date: Dec 2021

Chãteau Latour 2012 (LA12)

Château Latour 2012 (LA12)

Issuer: Fine Wine Capital

Ownership token | Art & Collectibles

Fine Wine Capital tokenised this vintage of premium investible wines, creating the first asset tokens issued under the new Swiss DLT law.

Date: Feb 2021

Azimut Digital Financing | A shares (AZ1A)

Azimut Digital Financing | A shares (AZ1A)

Issuer: Azimut

Share tokenisation | Private Markets

Mid-cap SME loan portfolio from Azimut, a leading independent asset manager in Europe.

Date: May 2021

Tokenisation by Sygnum

Andy Warhol Four Marilyns (WHL1)

Issuer: Spectrum Utilis | Administrator: Artemundi

Ownership token | Art & Collectibles

Artemundi tokenised the first ever Andy Warhol artwork, representing ownership rights to his Four Marilyns artwork.

Date: Nov 2022

Azimut Digital Financing | A shares (AZ1A)

Azimut Digital Financing | B shares (AZ1B)

Issuer: Azimut

Share tokenisation | Private Markets

Mid-cap SME loan portfolio from Azimut, a leading independent asset manager in Europe.

Date: May 2021

Neon shares (NEON)

Neon shares (NEON)

Issuer: neon Switzerland

Share tokenisation | Private Markets

Tokenisation of participation certificates for neon clients from this Swiss fintech.

Date: Sep 2022

Victory Works Token 1 (VWT1)

Victory Works Token 1 (VWT1)

Issuer: Victory Works

Ownership token | Art & Collectibles

From the Victory Works collection, these football world championship sculptures are by renowned Swiss artist David Pflugi. 20 percent of Victory Works’ proceeds are donated to charities for children in developing countries.

Date: Apr 2022

Tokenisation partners

Javier Lumbreras

Javier Lumbreras

Co-owner and CEO of Artemundi

“In my 37 years of collecting art, I never imagined this could happen. Artistic, cultural objects of universal appeal, once reserved for an elite group of collectors or the museums, can now be safely and directly owned without the burden of high entry barriers. This includes information, knowledge, connections, and capital. The art market is absurdly opaque and inefficient, and these traits will soon be relics of a bygone age as tokenisation grows. Sygnum was the right partner for this big step in the history of art.”

Fine Wine capital

Alexandre Challand

Co-founder, Fine Wine Capital

“Tokenising wine assets enables us to expand our private collector investor base to new private and institutional investors interested in fractional ownership of distinctive, real assets. This provides them the opportunity to hold, trade or request a physical settlement for this unique asset in an efficient manner. We chose Sygnum as a reliable partner on that journey.”

Case Study: Making a Picasso accesible and bankable

Artemundi, an art investment pioneer, and Sygnum partnered in 2021 to tokenise Picasso’s painting, Fillette au béret. This marked the first time the ownership rights for a Picasso, or any artwork, were broadcast onto a public blockchain by a regulated bank, enabling investors to purchase and trade a share of the artwork through Art Security Tokens (ASTs).

Tokenisation by Sygnum

Future Finance

We call the emergence of a trusted, secure and efficient digital asset economy “Future Finance”. See an example below of how we are making this a reality, built on our three pillars of trust, technology, together.

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Fatmire Bekiri

Fatmire Bekiri

Head of Tokenisation

“Sygnum is your partner of choice to securely issue, store, trade and manage tokenised assets.”


Where can asset tokens be bought?

Asset tokens can be bought through Sygnum’s tokenisation platforms. Investors can either buy asset token through a subscription in the primary market via our issuance platform Desygnate or a buy order on our secondary trading marketplace SygnEx. Asset tokens can also be freely transferred to any investor on the Sygnum e-banking platform

Where will my tokens be secured?

Asset tokens are secured the same way protocol tokens like Bitcoin are. Sygnum’s regulated multi-custody solution has been engineered to provide institutional-grade security, enabling our clients to invest in the digital asset economy with complete trust.

Can every Sygnum client invest in asset tokens? Does the issuer have any control over who can invest?

Investment in all asset tokens on our platform are available to all Sygnum clients.  

What happens should Sygnum become insolvent? Who guarantees my deposits?

In the unlikely case of a Sygnum insolvency, Sygnum clients are protected by law and covered by the esisuisse bank deposit protection scheme, up to a maximum of CHF 100,000 per client. Asset tokens and all other crypto assets are held off balance sheet by Sygnum, and they are unaffected in the event of an insolvency. In this case, the tokens would be transferred to our clients’ external private wallets.  

How can asset tokens be traded?

Asset tokens can be traded on SygnEx, Sygnum’s regulated secondary market, which can be accessed via the e-banking portal by clicking “Asset Token Trading”. On SygnEx, orders can be placed in the order book, or existing orders in the order book can be accepted. Automatic matching is not possible for regulatory reasons. 

Can token holders transfer their security tokens to a private wallet?

Transferring your security tokens to an external private wallet is not possible. Currently, only wallets held in custody by Sygnum are whitelisted.

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