Amun hires Mark Rodino in Global Distribution role ahead of cryptocurrency ETP launch


Amun hires Mark Rodino in Global Distribution role ahead of cryptocurrency ETP launch

Amun AG, a Swiss fintech special purpose company that is launching exchange-traded products in the cryptocurrency space, has informed that it has hired 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 cryptocurrency-linked ETP on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Mark Rodino 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, and he is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School. He will be based in Zurich and responsible for sales to institutional investors, family offices as well as online and app-based trading platforms.

Hany Rashwan, CEO of Amun, said:

Mark’s diverse experience, as well as his proven track record of building successful sales teams, makes him a natural addition to our leadership team. Amun has made incredible progress over the past 18 months in building the technological platform that underpins the launch of our first listed ETP and Mark’s experience and strategic vision will help us offer institutional and retail investors a very simple way to purchase crypto-currencies.

Mark Rodino, Managing Director & Global Head of Distribution, commented:

I am delighted to join Amun in their mission to democratise the access of crypto-currencies for global investors. I was an active participant in bringing ETFs and their low-cost structure to European qualifying investors and I am very much looking forward to the next chapter of this financial revolution.

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 cryptocurrencies, 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.

 

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