SEBA Bank, a FINMA licensed Swiss Bank providing a seamless, secure, and easy-to-use bridge between digital and traditional assets, today announced that the bank has been granted a licence to act as a custodian bank for Swiss collective investment schemes pursuant to Art. 72 CISA (KAG).
This is the first licence granted in Switzerland by the Swiss Financial Market Authority (FINMA) to a custodian bank focused on digital assets. The CISA licence will accelerate SEBA Bank’s growth by extending its institutional-grade digital asset custody services to Swiss domiciled mutual funds in the fast-evolving digital assets space. This is an important new institutional capability in the evolution of digital assets investments across Europe.
This new licence extends SEBA Bank’s fully integrated digital asset investment activities by offering digital custody services for Swiss domiciled mutual funds, and is an important new enabler of liquid investment funds with crypto or other digital assets as an underlying investment class.
“Two years ago SEBA Bank received a Swiss banking and securities firm licence and is now enjoying excellent business momentum as institutional adoption of crypto & digital assets accelerates globally. With our new CISA licence, SEBA Bank continues its pioneering role in the institutional digital asset space. Asset Managers can now offer strategies based on crypto or other digital asset underlyings to a broader audience utilizing Swiss-based mutual fund structures secured by SEBA Bank as the CISA-licensed custodian.”Guido Buehler, CEO of SEBA Bank.
Founded in April 2018 and headquartered in Zug, SEBA Bank is a pioneer in the financial industry providing a seamless, secure and easy-to-use bridge between digital and traditional assets. As a smart bank SEBA Bank offers a fully universal suite of regulated banking services in the emerging digital economy. In August 2019, SEBA Bank received a Swiss banking and securities dealer licence – the first time a reputed, regulatory authority such as FINMA has granted a licence to a financial services provider with a core capability in digital assets. The broad, vertically integrated spectrum of services combined with the highest security standards, make SEBA Bank’s value proposition unique – this is why Banque de France selected SEBA Bank to test the integration of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). CVVC Global Report and CB Insights names SEBA Bank as Top 50 Companies within the blockchain ecosystem.