CAT Financial Products launches first multi-asset platform for Actively Managed Certificates (AMCs)
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Zurich, 30.10.2018 –
CAT Financial Products is the first independent financial services provider
to launch its own platform for Active Managed Certificates (AMCs). This enables the issuance
of AMCs via off-balance sheet vehicles and integrates the trading technology of the largest
American online broker, Interactive Brokers (IBKR). This gives asset managers the opportunity
to implement the fastest and most individual investment strategies at minimum cost and
without the issuer risk of a bank.
As an additional service to its existing issuance platform, the new AMC platform, linked to
Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Ltd., provides a further building block in CAT Financial Products' fully
integrated service. It is a fully digital AMC platform for any investment. It is aimed in particular for
strategy-managers who prefer trading via a leading global broker such as Interactive Brokers,
who are looking for online trading access and interfaces and who want to map strategies in the
areas of equities, bonds, options, futures, FX and others.
Fast implementation of AMCs through Interactive Brokers' trading platform
Unlike passive index certificates, actively managed certificates allow to securitise an active
portfolio strategy. Due to this dynamic structure, AMCs are particularly suitable for innovative
ideas and strategies. The flexibility of the issuer therefore plays an increasingly important role.
Strategy-managers and investors who want to efficiently execute traditional trading strategies
now have full access to Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Ltd's trading and custody platform. In addition
to this connectivity, the web-based solution offers order fulfillment from anywhere, anytime. The
AMC platform enables risk control, low execution costs and one of the broadest investment
24-hour access to all securities of the Interactive Brokers universe
The platform covers a wide range of AMCs. AMCs, which represent strategies using futures,
options and/or FX, can thus be launched via a unique platform. With interfaces for automated
trading strategies, this enables 24-hour access to the markets without limiting the number of
trades per day. The AMC platform enables new strategy-managers to offer their trading strategies
transparently and efficiently in a daily tradable certificate.
All AMC certificates have a Swiss paying agent and a Swiss ISIN, which means they meet the
highest trading standards. By optimising processes and integrating Interactive Brokers
technology into the platform, the solution can becomes scalable.
Complete integration of the processes without the issuer risk of a bank
Like the existing issuing platform, the AMC platform is based on off-balance sheet issuance
vehicles and covers the entire process chain from advice, structuring, securitisation and
daily valuation through to booking into the client's custody account. The daily secondary market,
the transparent setup, the maximum security and the possibility to freely determine all parties
involved offer the most flexible and cost-effective form of this business.
About CAT Financial Products
Since 2008, CATFP, based in Zurich and Bern with around 20 specialists, has become one of the
most successful Swiss structured products broker - not at least thanks to constant investments
in innovative technologies. The main areas are the certified best execution, fully automated lifecycle-management
and investment solutions. As a result CATFP gives its customers access to
more than 30 issuers and finds the right product at the best price out of thousands products. The
excellent IT software is constantly being developed, available in white-label format and already
in use at several Swiss private and cantonal banks as well as foreign institutions. In 2018, CATFP's
offering was expanded to include its own issuing platform.
About the CAT Financial Group
CAT Wealth Management AG
is an independent Swiss wealth manager for private and
institutional clients. Also based in Zurich and Bern, CATWM combines the traditional private
banking with the modern world of wealth management.
CAT Growth AG
enables and manages direct investment in SME's who are in succession planning
or seeking growth financing. The team of experts focuses on private equity and private debt
transactions in the area of established SMEs in the DACH region.
CEO, CAT Financial Products AG
Phone: +41 43 311 27 40