Traditional Swiss bank now offers cryptocurrencies
Bordier & Cie is the next established financial institution to enter cryptocurrency trading.
Tradition-rich Swiss private bank Bordier & Cie, which has been in the market for more than 170 years, has partnered with Swiss crypto bank Sygnum to enable its corporate clients to buy cryptocurrencies.
By integrating Sygnum’s business-to-business (B2B) banking platform, Bordier will thus be able to purchase the Bitcoin Compass cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Tezos (XTZ) in the future.
As the associated announcement states, this step lays the „foundation for a broader range of regulated products and services for digital assets“. Evrard Bordier, managing partner of Bordier & Cie, adds in this regard:
„Thanks to our partnership with Sygnum Bank, we offer our clients a holistic solution while enabling them to invest in this new high-growth asset class with complete confidence.“
Making cryptocurrencies a powerful tool
The key driver for the inclusion of cryptocurrencies is increased demand from clients looking to diversify their portfolios with the new asset class. In particular, the low correlation to traditional financial markets is an important characteristic here, making cryptocurrencies a „powerful tool for improving diversification and achieving exceptional risk-adjusted returns“.
Geneva-based Bordier & Cie was founded in 1884 and is run by the fifth generation of the Bordier family. The Swiss bank is the next established financial institution to venture into the crypto market in 2021. A clear sign that traditional finance is increasingly taking a liking to the innovative industry.