Swiss fintech appoints head of distribution

Swiss fintech Amun has hired Mark Rodino as managing director and global head of distribution as the company prepares to launch exchange-traded products (ETPs) in the crypto-currency space.

Rodino joins the Zurich-based firm ahead of the launch of a suite of ETPs that will be rolled out over the coming months, including the world’s first listed crypto-currency-linked ETP on the Six Swiss Exchange.

A Pennsylvania University graduate, Rodino has more than 25 years’ experience of selling equities indices and ETFs for firms such as Morgan Stanley, UBS, HSBC and Deutsche Börse.

In his new role he will be based in Zurich and responsible for sales to institutional investors, family offices as well as online and app-based trading platforms.

Chief executive of Amun Hany Rashwan said: “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.”

Amun says it expects its first ETP to be listed soon as the world’s only ETP to track the price of a basket of the five most liquid crypto-currencies, including Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, and Litecoin.

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