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[Press release] The strategic cooperation between VPE Bank AG, Bank Frick and F5 Crypto Capital GmbH allows professional investors to invest into cryptocurrencies

Leading partnership between VPE WertpapierhandelsBank AG (Munich), Bank Frick (Liechtenstein) and F5 Crypto Capital (Berlin).

The cooperation between VPE Bank, Bank Frick and F5 Crypto Capital for the first time allows professional investors in the EEA to invest into a crypto-index-certificate, the weights of which are based on scientific criteria, that have proven successful in the classic asset management.

The financial product’s foundation is the F5 Crypto Index of the Berlin startup F5 Crypto Capital. Together with professor Hermann Elendner of the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin they developed a scientific index tracking the cryptocurrency market in a diversified and dynamic fashion.

The index composition criteria:

  • quality filter
  • liquidity filter
  • secure custody
  • equal weighting basis
  • momentum strategy
  • cyclical rebalancing

Currently the crypto-index contains these cryptocurrencies:

  • Bitcoin
  • Ether
  • Ripple
  • Bitcoin Cash
  • EOS
  • Dash
  • Stellar
  • Litecoin
  • Cardano
  • IOTA
  • Tron
  • Binance Coin

Using the crypto-index-certificate professional investors are able to invest into the developing asset class of cryptocurrencies. Investments into cryptocurrencies pose unique challenges to professional investors such as custody, trading, allocation as well as the regulatory requirements bearing uncertainties and risks.

Bank Frick is the European leader at developing products that connect traditional assets with crypto assets. It’s expertise has enabled the F5 Crypto Index to be tracked by a financial product in the form of emitting the respective certificate.

The VPE Bank enables the purchase and sale of the certificate in the EEA, adhering to the regulatory framework while offering easy and efficient execution. She extends her existing services for cryptocurrencies – her OTC trading as financial broker.

“We are proud to offer, together with our partners Bank Frick and F5 Crypto Capital, a professional investment opportunity, that incorporates scientific methods of the traditional asset management with the innovative cryptocurrency assets class”, says Christian Maria Kreuser, CEO VPE Bank AG.

With this leading cooperation between established banks and the startup from Berlin, the partners contribute significantly to the rise and acceptance of the new asset class: crypto assets.


Berlin, 02. July 2019


Press contact:

Florian Doehnert-Breyer

Managing Director

email: florian [at]

phone: +49 (0)30 220 127 490

Disclaimer: Marketing message in accordance with § 63 section 6 WpHG
Risk Advisory: Cryptocurrencies are highly speculative financial instruments, who are unregulated in mot countries and that have faced technical and operational failure in the past, and that come with risks such as price finding risks, liquidity risks, currency risks, solvency risks and full loss of invested capital risks. These risks are present in the certificate, which as a financial product carries the risks of the underlying in addition to its own price finding risks, liquidity risks, insolvency of the emitting entity risk and the full loss of invested capital risks.

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